I'm working up loads for a Ruger M77VT in .243, which has a 1 in 9 twist.
I've settled on Hornady 95gr SST's or Nosler 95 gr BT's. The only difference I can find is that the Nosler has a boat-tail.
With 34 gr of Varget, these chrono at around 2900 fps. I'm still experimenting with COL. Books recommend 2.650".
When I get some pictures, I'll post them.
As far as the scope goes, 3x9 sounds a little low power for 300 yds+, but the first test is shooting a "box". If it will pass that test, I understand it is at least capable of being used for a "dial the shot" technique from drop charts and wind dope.
.30-06 Springfield: 100 yrs + and still going strong
Last edited by dmazur; 01-13-2008 at 12:53 AM..
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