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Old 03-16-2010, 08:55 PM
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Re: predator rifle

part i reread. your post. with a stiller action and a krieger barrel no need for a fast second shot. that is an incredilby accurate combination. with a vais brake on a 243 you will have virtually no recoil. it doen't matter the bullet weight. my 7mm mag i feels like a 22-250 .
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:17 AM
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+1 on 243. Inexpensive, availability, easy to reload.
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:28 PM
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I purchased the surgeon action today. I was thinking low recoil for multiple target opportunity. What bullet weight for lowest recoil but still longe range capable? Next purchase is barrel. I figured 24" barrel, varmint contour. Not sure on twist yet? My 338 has a broughten and has been really accurate.
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:16 PM
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Congratulations on buying the action, what caliber? If 243 I don't think recoil will be an issue with any bullets available for that caliber.
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:21 PM
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I plan on sticking with standard .243 WIN

I see you can load up to 115gr but I was thinking a little flatter shooting weight. More than likely a berger bullet since I could use them on predators and deer once I move back down south. Recoil is important so I can watch the hit through the scope.

For a stock I was looking at a mcm standard hunting style and buy an eagle stock pack to make up the comb height difference. I am not sure what all the stock fills are so I need to call them.
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:08 PM
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Depending on what range you plan on shooting the 75 grain nosler varmint bullets are deadly accurate in my 243's and very fast and flat shooting. Out to 500 yards they do well. The wind jerks then around pretty good when the range gets long, recoil is insignificant. With a brake you could easily watch your hits. If you go heavier than the 75 I wouldn't bet on it. I shoot the 107 matchkings a good bit and recoil will take you off target much more than the 75's in a light rifle. If your shooting over 500 though you may have to go with the matchkings. They shoot extremely well at 1000 yard targets.
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:55 PM
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What rate of twist would you recommend so I can play with either of those bullets to see which one would work for me?
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