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.243 win load

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Unread 01-06-2013, 12:38 PM
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Re: .243 win load

My wife's gun is a marlin xs7 in .243. She loves it because it is short and light. It's a good carry rifle for her. I have been trying to get the hornady 87gr Bthp to work with about 1.75" groups. I will try what you said and see what happens.
Thanks Matt
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    Unread 01-06-2013, 01:56 PM
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    Re: .243 win load

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    My wife's gun is a marlin xs7 in .243. She loves it because it is short and light. It's a good carry rifle for her. I have been trying to get the hornady 87gr Bthp to work with about 1.75" groups. I will try what you said and see what happens.
    Thanks Matt
    sometimes the marlins act flighty when all they really want is a free floated barrel. The stock on them is pretty flexible when it's warm out and likes to slap the barrel so get it away and the accuracy gets better.
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    Unread 01-06-2013, 10:58 PM
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    Glad to help. I did free float the barrel like the one guy said. That helped a lot. I only paid $319 for it brand new, mounted the scope and floated the barrel and its an absolute nail driver.
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    Unread 01-07-2013, 01:10 AM
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    Re: .243 win load

    Shooting a sako 243 using 70 gr sierra leads h414 46 gr .4 group 3355 f/s
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    Re: .243 win load

    Hello Etienne
    following the posts re the 243 saga
    i have a old Musgrave 234 24 " barrel ,i am really battling with the grouping
    have loaded various loads currently loading sierra gameking boat tails 85 GR
    39,5 gr S 365 measured 68 mm COL
    Still issues with grouping at 100 m terrible
    any suggestions
    markblaine
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    Unread 08-25-2015, 09:31 AM
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    Re: .243 win load

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    I have that same rifle if it's the Walnut stocked Ruger with a 22" blued Barrel , (but mine is rechambered to a .243 AI and accurized). That grouping is very good for a factory rifle and you's be hard pressed to find any thing better. I shoot 100g Sierra Game Kings out of mine at 3200 FPS using H414. Mine starts stringing up after 3 shots due to heat, It's very predictable.

    Mine serves as a Kids hunting rifle and will do as shots are limited to about 100-200yds.

    All of those bullets are great for accuracy, but expecting more accuracy is pointless.

    Dan
    I tend to agree here. All factory rifles I've used I'm lucky to get 1/2" groups @ 100 yards consistently. In my .243, I have achieved this with Hornady 100 gr interlock spbt and the 95 Berger vlds. VLDS shoot a bit better. I use 4350 as well. If you like to tinker, go for more but don't expect groups to shrink down to 1/4".
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    Unread 08-29-2015, 03:37 PM
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    Re: .243 win load

    Might try bedding the stock. That may help to shrink your groups. imho

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