close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics

Reply

What bullet for 22" 243 1 in 9.25 twist

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 11-15-2010, 08:14 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 292
What bullet for 22" 243 1 in 9.25 twist

I just bought a Savage 11BTH in 243 with the 22" barrel and 1 in 9.25 twist. I will be primarily using the rifle (assuming it is accurate enough) for long range varmints and my girlfriend may use it for deer. She won't shoot past 200yds for deer and is a careful shot, while I may shoot varmints out to 600 or so. I live where the wind always blows, so a good BC is helpful.

What weight bullet should I look at with this twist?

Also what brand/weight bullet should offer the best balance of BC and speed from the 22" barrel?

I have 95gr Sierra matchking bullets I'll use to break the barrel in and will try them, but wanted some other opinions before I start buying other options.

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 11-16-2010, 09:41 AM
    Bronze Member
     
    Join Date: May 2003
    Location: Missouri
    Posts: 50
    Re: What bullet for 22" 243 1 in 9.25 twist

    Berges chart says 95 gr.

    Berger Hunting Bullets
    __________________
    Gentlemen, when the enemy is committed to a mistake we must not interrupt him too soon.
    ~Horatio Nelson
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 11-17-2010, 12:08 AM
    Bronze Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Posts: 42
    Re: What bullet for 22" 243 1 in 9.25 twist

    I have been using hornady's 87 gr v-max of late.
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 11-17-2010, 09:10 AM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Feb 2006
    Location: az
    Posts: 3,203
    Re: What bullet for 22" 243 1 in 9.25 twist

    95 berger, 100 grain sierra/horn bt; 95 balistic tip for deer; for coyotes 87, 88 berger; 87 horn bthp or v-max
    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 11-17-2010, 05:19 PM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2009
    Location: Arizona
    Posts: 899
    Re: What bullet for 22" 243 1 in 9.25 twist

    I use the berger 88gr fb hollow pt out of remington vs 26" barrel with the same twist as you and they shoot great. Sub moa at just over 900 yars consistently. They work great on coyotes but probably too frangible for deer unless you hit em perfect.
    __________________
    Austin
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: What bullet for 22" 243 1 in 9.25 twist
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    "SOLD" Brux 6mm/.243 barrel, 1:8 Twist GWozniak Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc. 4 06-13-2011 04:21 PM
    Broughton 6mm, 5C, 8 Twist, For Sale "SOLD" GWozniak Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc. 3 02-20-2011 10:00 AM
    Broughton 5C 6mm 8 Twist Barrel "SOLD" GWozniak Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc. 1 02-05-2011 09:10 PM
    If it is a "true" 1 in 8 twist it will stabilize our bullets AZShooter Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 5 12-28-2010 07:09 AM
    What bullet/powder recomendation? 308win, 1in9" twist, 22" barrel Ultra25-06 Long Range Hunting & Shooting 4 11-09-2010 02:51 PM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:53 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC