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.243 Rechambering Questions

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Unread 05-05-2003, 12:32 AM
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.243 Rechambering Questions

Knocking around an idea in my head...let me know whether or not I shouldn't be traveling down the road I'm on.

I have a Sporterized Mod. 98 which is begging to be rebarreled. I might have access to a new short chambered, fluted S.S. barrel in .243, can it be easily rechambered into something that will yield good accuracy at longer ranges? Or should I just pass on this barrel?

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    Unread 05-05-2003, 12:05 PM
     
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    Re: .243 Rechambering Questions

    Depends on the neck diameter of the short chambering, and the concentricity of the short chambering. It is very hard to chase a poorly aligned short chambering. Have your smith coaxially align the bore just ahead of the neck, and then check the chamber alignment.
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    Re: .243 Rechambering Questions

    best way to be sure to clean all the chamber ( 6 REM is smaller than 243 base ) is to use the 6/284 that a real power house and accuracy is not too bad

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    Re: .243 Rechambering Questions

    I believe my 243 is losing the grouping (or I am)so I was thinking of doing something with it and a 6.5-06 and a 6.5-284 and a 260 has been suggested. With a whole bunch of 243 bullets I am thinking 243AI. What would be the best twist rate if I wanted some down range shooting? I find it diddicult to get decent groups with 100 grn. The rifle is a Parker-Hale wich has a Mauser action and 1-10 twist.
    Jim
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    Re: .243 Rechambering Questions

    Do we have a spell checker on this board I need one
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    Re: .243 Rechambering Questions

    The 1 in 9 will stabilize a 105 A-max past 1,200 yards, done that.
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    Re: .243 Rechambering Questions

    Elarski,
    One cartridge you might consider is the 6mm Remington Ackley Improved. Would fit well in your 98 Mauser with few, if any, problems. Just a thought.

    Ol' John
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