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Unread 11-18-2007, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by James H View Post
I read your comment about benchrest guys, are you shooting benchrest and if so where at I am only about 100 miles from you and was just curious.
Thanks for the response. My friends I spoke of live in the Denver metro area, and have several shoots there. I am hoping to go up for a shoot over the upcoming holidays, but time will tell. If you'd like to get in touch with them, let me know, and I'll be happy to arrange it. wk
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Unread 11-18-2007, 10:59 PM
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Shooting the standard 6mm Rem or the Improved , or the 243 Ai will give you longer barrel life and higher speeds with the same weight bullets.. I put a 243 Ai together for a buddy after he wanted a 22-243 Ai for the longest time just to shoot 50-55gr bullet up past 4000fps , I showed him that the 55gr Ballistic tip in .243 actualy has a higher BC than the 55gr Ballistic tip in .223 and it can be driven alot faster with les wear and less picknyness from the rifle and with a 1-10 twist you can also step up to the 75gr bullet and that will hit as had and blow better at long range than the heavy 22 cal bullets made from shooting paper.

My vote would be the 243 Ai with a 1-10 twist barrel , load up some 55gr Ballistic tips of 58gr V-max to as fast as the bullet will stand which should be around 4200fps , these are for shooting dogs out to 600yds then load up some 75gr pills for the longer dogs out to 1000yds.
With the 243 you can use Lapua brass and it will fit in the ejection port live.
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