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.243 need help please

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Unread 12-28-2011, 10:53 AM
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Re: .243 need help please

You have gotten some good advise so far but I have a question. Have you worked with the seating depth of the 80 Grain TTSX bullets? I have shot a lot of Barnes TTSX bullets and so far I have not had a gun that I could not get to shot within one inch at 100 yards. My grandson just took his first deer with a 80g TTSX bullet out of a Ruger .243. It did a number on the deer and without much work I was able to get this gun to shoot moa with this bullet. Follow Barnes advise and seat the bullets 50 thousand off the lands and then move them either in or out and you should be able to find a sweet spot.
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Unread 12-28-2011, 11:16 AM
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Re: .243 need help please

The gents in the previous posts are dead on. My hunting partner, my father & I all shoot Barnes bullets (for hunting) & i've learned the fouling lesson the hard way... several times

While reading your post I can't help but wonder; you stated that your rifle shot great with 100grn "conventional" bullets... Did you thoroughly clean the bore before shooting the Barnes? If not, I guarantee your bore is rediculously fouled (ask me how I know). As the two bullets use different hardnesses of copper & they actually can/do layer on top of each other. The "conventional" bullets being harder, they can actually help to strip more copper from your Barnes leading to very bad fouling.

You can also try the 85grn TSX, which has a great reputation as well.

More curiousity:

Give us the "skinney" on your reloads-
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