Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics


Reply

.243 Rechambering Questions

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #8  
Old 05-10-2003, 05:25 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: West Des Moines, Iowa
Posts: 22
Re: .243 Rechambering Questions

S1
Thanks for the input, could you recomend a replacement barrel mfg. for a 243 AI?
Thanks
Jim
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-10-2003, 06:00 PM
 
Posts: n/a
Re: .243 Rechambering Questions

I would say for the heavier .243 bullets, the Lilja 1/9 or 1/8 3 groove has performed the best, my second choice would be Kreiger.

If I was trying to maximize bullet terminal performace for hunting with large bullets, I would opt for the 1 in 8. If I was punching paper, looking for that last 1/16 MOA in accuracy, and shooting some lighter bullets also like the 75 V-Max, I would opt for the 1 in 9 twist.

I usually stock some barrels in 1/8, and 1/13 in .025 taper with flutes if you need something in a hurry.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-12-2003, 03:24 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Santa Maria, CA
Posts: 21
Re: .243 Rechambering Questions

Thanks for all the info gentlemen. I passed on that particular barrel, but I've heard a lot of good about the 6.5 x 284. I'll probably go that route. [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-12-2003, 06:26 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Richmond Va
Posts: 267
Re: .243 Rechambering Questions

Elarski,

I concur with S1. Lilja 1/8 3 land barrel does wonders for my 17 lb 6 shooting 105 Bergers. I think the 3 land is significant.
__________________
Still playing King of the Hill
Beware the high ground
-------------------------------
[Reaching for wallet] You wouldn't happen to be a betting man would you?
Impossible means not done YET!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: .243 Rechambering Questions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rechambering a 6.8 spc timl Gunsmithing 3 12-06-2012 12:37 PM
rechambering questions cowboy717 Gunsmithing 10 02-19-2011 11:38 AM
223 pss rechambering wkinderknecht Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 3 01-17-2010 11:27 PM
Rechambering a 30.06 Slopeshunter Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 4 10-19-2009 10:57 AM
rechambering the 338 rum... JOSE A. MARINE Gunsmithing 4 06-18-2008 12:30 AM

Current Poll
Have You Ever Backpack Hunted?
YES - 62.41%
1,066 Vote
NO - 37.59%
642 Votes
Total Votes: 1,708
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC