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What bullet for 1-9 1/8" 243 Win?

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Unread 10-28-2012, 02:04 PM
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Re: What bullet for 1-9 1/8" 243 Win?

I didn't try it before rechambering but right now I'm only pushing them 3150fps because it shoots 5 under 1/2". A standard .243 will shoot them about that fast. I also have a friend that shoots them in his standard .243. You'll be good to go with the 105's.
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Unread 10-28-2012, 03:08 PM
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Re: What bullet for 1-9 1/8" 243 Win?

I have a 243 Rem VLS 9.125 twist and it shoots the 105 Hybrids very good. Berger recommends 8 twist but the 9.125 did just fine in 29 degree weather. Shot a ladder today, 1/2 moa at 600 with Vihtravouri N165
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Unread 10-29-2012, 08:58 AM
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Re: What bullet for 1-9 1/8" 243 Win?

if you start with 37.5 I-4064 and a 85 sierra hpbt you will get great groups . try varget also for groups. h-4350 will give higher velocity but will have to work for the accuracy you get with the other two. you can then try the varios 87 horn , berger. 88 berger is awesome.
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Unread 12-04-2012, 10:25 PM
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Re: What bullet for 1-9 1/8" 243 Win?

So I am on your wagon now! I Have a Rem sps 243 that will get some shiny new everything over the next few years! I Started this project in hopes of having a low recoil rifle that will project a highly slippery bullet at a fairly fast velocity.

I really am a fan of the 25-06 but it is in the process of turning into a 6.5-06, for the Slicker bullets!

So my new wolf killer/ coyote gun is a 243 sps!

I have started out with the 105 Amax and the first three shots of the break-in process made a 3/4 inch group in the wind! Now I have her shooting around 3000fps 1/2 MOA and I love her!

I will be trying the Sierra 95 SMK soon.

I can fit 5 rounds in the mag of my sps 25-06, and only seem to be able to fit 4 in the new 243? hmm I like 5!
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Unread 12-05-2012, 12:13 AM
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Re: What bullet for 1-9 1/8" 243 Win?

I have a friend with the exact same rifle. He shoots the Berger 105 VLD "hunting" bullet at 3050 fps. The bullet stabilizes well and he has successfully taken game (antelope) out to 800 yards. I have witnessed him shoot whitetails out to 451 yds-a good setup. I would also recommend the Berger 95 VLD bullet which only requires a 1:9 twist. Your rifle should be able to reach ~3100-3150 fps with this bullet and it will provide great ballistics-possibly the best overall blend of performance for a 243-IMHO.

Hope this helps.
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