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Unread 03-09-2009, 10:27 PM
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I just bought a cva optima elite .243 thought i may try some long range shooting with this, any opinion on a bullet round to shoot throught this i thought about the 70 gr blitzking with a powder h322
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    Unread 03-09-2009, 11:09 PM
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    Re: .243

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    I just bought a cva optima elite .243 thought i may try some long range shooting with this, any opinion on a bullet round to shoot throught this i thought about the 70 gr blitzking with a powder h322

    First off, do you know what the twist rate of the barrel is?
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    Unread 03-10-2009, 05:30 PM
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    Re: .243

    1-10" 24 " barrel
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    Unread 03-10-2009, 06:33 PM
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    Re: .243

    many long range target shooters use the 6mmbr with an 8 twist. the longer bullets with a higher bc are less affected by the wind. unlikely you can use 105 to 107 . for long range i would use a 95 grain berger bullet. lapua brass. and you pick the powder and primer. the faster you can drive it with good groups the better off you are.
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    Unread 03-10-2009, 10:30 PM
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    Re: .243

    The thing I forgot to ask is how far do you intend/hope to shoot?

    You may need a 1-9 twist barrel for the 95 grain Berger VLD, but you won't know for sure till you try some.
    The 87 grain V-Max's have a pretty good BC as well as some of the Low Drag JLK bullets. I would try to find the highest BC bullets that will stabilize/shoot accurately in your rifle.
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    Unread 03-11-2009, 12:40 AM
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    Re: .243

    It's one of my absolute favorite all time cartridges. I run 115DTAC at about 3090. In your twist rate I'd try the 90gr Scenar or 95gr VLD if you can run them. .243 has some HP, run as heavy a pill as you can.
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    Unread 03-16-2009, 07:42 PM
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    Re: .243

    I'd use the 87gr Vmax, stoked up hot (3200 ish) it's flat as hell and does pretty well in the wind
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