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long range shooting w/.243?

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Unread 11-18-2005, 06:20 PM
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Re: long range shooting w/.243?

Actually, I think the Remington 6mm bbls have 9 1/8" twist. I think he could shoot the 105 Amax w/no trouble. My Savage has a 9 1/4" twist and it worked.
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Unread 04-30-2010, 06:53 PM
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Re: long range shooting w/.243?

i have shot up to 700 yards with my rem 700 adl with a buris scope
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Unread 05-28-2010, 10:47 AM
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Re: long range shooting w/.243?

Small animals such as Coyote have been killed beyond 1,000 yards with a 243 win. Especially when using a high bc bullet such as a berger, amax, or smk. I personally have shot targets accurately out to 1100 yards with my SPS Varmit.

Shooting Big game such as deer and antelope with a 243 would probably have a 750-800 yard limit, just because the bullet is not carrying much energy anymore.

I would give the 105 Amax's a try, they are a great bullet. They are accurate and easy to get to shoot out of almost any gun you put them in.

Here's my load for my 243 win:

105 AMAX
41gr H4350
CCI 250 Primer
WIN Brass
Load them just long enough to fit in your mag box, chances are they will shoot
3000 FPS

Defiance Rebel 338 Norma Mag 24" Benchmark Barrel
Manners T4 stock
G7 NF NXS 5.5-22X50MM

Savage LA 7SAUM 20" Benchmark Barrel
Manners T4
308 Varminter 2.0 Suppressor
Sightron SIII 6.5-24X50MM LRMOA

Remington 700 SA 22-243 Win
26" SS Benchmark Barrel 1-8 Twist
Grey Bull Precision Stock
Built by Hazer@Bison Barrels in Gillette,WY
Sightron SIII 6.5-24X50MM LRMOA

Tikka T3 Lite 270 WSM
Greybull Precision Scope
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Unread 05-29-2010, 09:48 PM
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Re: long range shooting w/.243?

i have shot a lot of deer witha .243 sako, and the 85 sierra bthp. also a few with a 95 nosler partition, and the 100 grain btsp. all were pretty close though. i won a 1000 yard match with rem 700 with a a 12 twist hart barrel. the rem adl should do fine.
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Unread 06-02-2010, 04:55 PM
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Re: long range shooting w/.243?

roninflag's rifle that won the 1000 yard match was a .243. I was there and will concede that I saw him win it. Its not as good as a BAT 6.5-284 but close.
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