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Old 02-04-2013, 01:07 AM
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Re: 243 for long range

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Just remember that the suggested twist rate is usually an average weight for all 6mm calibers. If you have a rifle caliber that is at the higher end of the velocity charts (such as the .243) you can often make up for a slightly slower twist rate.

For example, a .308 with a 1-in-12 twist may not stabilize a 200 gr. bullet. But a 300 RUM shooting that same bullet, but 500 fps faster, may be able to stabilize it with a 1-in12 twist.
Yea I was aware of that, I just hate to be on the minimum of twist, I think it might keep the bullet from being stable when the yardages get long. I think!
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:20 PM
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Re: 243 for long range

I have a Rem700 switch barrel gun built by Gordy Gritters using the factory Rem barrel and I shoot the 95gn Berger VLD's and out to 750 yards its good!
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:18 AM
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Re: 243 for long range

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I have a Rem700 switch barrel gun built by Gordy Gritters using the factory Rem barrel and I shoot the 95gn Berger VLD's and out to 750 yards its good!

What's the twist rate of that barrel?
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:47 PM
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Re: 243 for long range

The 105 amax shoots well out of my stock savage 12fv 243 win. 26" 9.25 twist( i think) I shoot steel at 900 with no problems. 3023 fps
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:17 AM
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Re: 243 for long range

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The 105 amax shoots well out of my stock savage 12fv 243 win. 26" 9.25 twist( i think) I shoot steel at 900 with no problems. 3023 fps
OK thanks, that is good to know. unfortunately, i just passed up a deal on just such a barrel, looking for an 8 twist. The 8 will give me more bullet options I think, based on the factories recommendations.

I imagine I could expect about 100fps below that in my sporter 22".
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:57 AM
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Re: 243 for long range

I'm new here so tkae things I say with a grain of salt. I've been reloading for 30 years, BUT not for loads past 400 yards.

I too am a tight group enthusiast. I have a 26" 700 varmit gun with 9 1/8 twist and it really does well with 105 AMAX'z and Speer 85 BTSP's. The 105's on top of some 7828 commonly will group under three inches at 400 yards. Can consistantly hit the orange clay pigeons at 400. Last time I shot it with the 85's I had three overlapping splatters at 305 yards.

I just bought a used VTR in 243. I cleaned the bbl prettty well and it looks good to me. I shot some fast little 58's in it several days ago and they grouped well and am sure some tuning and they would shoot better. However, the VTR with the same twist as the varmit sure didn't like the 105 AMAX's.

I'm retired like many of you. Half way disabled but still have heart and drive. I can easily shoot 800+ yards down a road out back. It I get up in the bed of the truck maybe 1000. I'm really itching to give it a try. I bought several hundred Sierra 107 Match 107 HPBT's but haven't loaded one round for them yet.

Money is good, but if you can't find primers, powder or bullets it doesn't matter. So I'm just gonna ask right out if any of you have done much distance over 400 with the 700's and 9 1/8 twist. If so, "can I copy your home work"? Just some where to start. I'll shoot a 58 grain at 1000 if it will hit where I want it to. Never have shot any VLD's but that's about all you can fine in stock any more.

Would any of you veteran's of LDR thrown and old guy a bone?

Thanks in avance for any help given,
Beelzebub
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:21 AM
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Re: 243 for long range

Beel- i shot in a 1000 yard match some time back with my 700 .243 with a hart 12 twist. and won. i was shooting 88 grain bergers. handi- if you go 6mmbr there is more info on the .243
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