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Unread 12-23-2011, 11:51 AM
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.243 Bullet Choice?

I have searched the forum for some results on this topic and found some info but a lot of the info contradicts itself. I am looking to develop a load in 243 win using a higher bc bullet that doesn't mind being jumped to the rifling. My barrel is a 26" 1/9.25 twist. I know the vld bullets usually don't like being jumped so I guess Im looking for the next best option. Also just out of curiosity specifically what heavier bullets will this twist stabilize?

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    Re: .243 Bullet Choice?

    hunting or target shooting?
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    Re: .243 Bullet Choice?

    Target shooting.

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    Re: .243 Bullet Choice?

    105 amax is a good choice. I have personally got them to shoot in my 243 sps off the lands a bit. 87 v-max is also a good choice. Dont rule out the bergers also, many people have gotten them to shoot when loaded off the lands.
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    Re: .243 Bullet Choice?

    I like the 105 A-max seated .003 off the lands using Superformance powder.
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    Re: .243 Bullet Choice?

    The 105 amax's will stabilize fine, with a 26" barrel the 107smk's should as well. The 95grn smk isn't a bad choice either.
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    Re: .243 Bullet Choice?

    Thanks I appreciate the suggestions. I have a bunch of norma brass I got for super cheap, what powder and primer would you recommend?

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