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My new rifle project .243 Akley

 
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Old 06-26-2009, 05:38 PM
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Re: My new rifle project .243 Akley

If 350 is the max yardage I would shoot a hornady V-Max 58gr. I shoot these out of my 243wssm at just over 4000 fps with 4895 hogdon powder. This load is not only a scremer but it is very accurate out to 500 yards. It knocks the dogs dead. You should get the same velocity with a 243 AI. I have a 1in 9 twist with no problems.
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Old 06-26-2009, 05:52 PM
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Re: My new rifle project .243 Akley

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If 350 is the max yardage I would shoot a hornady V-Max 58gr. I shoot these out of my 243wssm at just over 4000 fps with 4895 hogdon powder. This load is not only a scremer but it is very accurate out to 500 yards. It knocks the dogs dead. You should get the same velocity with a 243 AI. I have a 1in 9 twist with no problems.
Yes I would very much like to shoot the 55g noz. 58g or the 65g v-max but I am a bit worried that a 1-9 twist would like (need) something a little heavier.
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Old 06-28-2009, 05:46 PM
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Re: My new rifle project .243 Akley

Fox are very easy to kill. I take it your doing year round control work. One round you might want to think about the the 20 Tactical. With a 32 grainer loaded hot 4100 plus would be a very hot flat hard hitting round for your requirement. You know the drill fox look like there 20 pounds until you get them peeled then you see how small that vital area is but they are easy to kill.

While lamping at night there is no time to deal with heavy slow bullets guessing and all the dialing in BS. I have a 243 AI with a 14 twist that will get the 55's moving at about 4000fps and this is loaded hot.
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Old 06-28-2009, 06:10 PM
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Re: My new rifle project .243 Akley

As you stated in your original thread you were using a 1in12 twist barrel. You won't have a problem with the 55gr. to 70 gr. bullets stablizing. You will get great velocities with the 243 AI. Just rember that the increased velocity carries a price with increased barrel wear.
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