Re: 243 for long range
In an effort to explore all options, in the beginning, I have a Savage 243, with factory 22" tube, with 1-9.25 (I think that's Savage factory twist) and am wondering if anyone has used this with a Berger Hunting 95gr VLD.
Midway's write up says 1-9 twist. Will the .25 make a difference? I will be building this on a budget (retired, fixed income type of thing), so I might start out with the factory barrel and build as I go.
I am thinking more conservatively, cost and carry, on a 24" varmint/heavy varmint weight barrel, 1-8 twist, but it will depend on funding. I do not want to build something I cannot carry a mile or few (thus the reason for the shorter/lighter barrel).