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243AI with 1-10 twist which bullet?

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Unread 01-02-2006, 09:56 AM
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243AI with 1-10 twist which bullet?

Just picked this gun up, wears a 28" douglas?, 3 groove. Was sold to me by the owners son. His dad passed, so he didn't have a lot of info to share.

I know alot of you guys have been playing with this cal. so what would be the heaviest LD I should try? I don't want to spend a great deal of time trying to experement with different bullets. I'm looking for an "old reliable" load that will give the best long range results with my 1-10 twist.

Thanks for any help, Jim
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    Unread 01-02-2006, 02:24 PM
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    Re: 243AI with 1-10 twist which bullet?

    No question whatsoever... the Hornady 87 grain VMAX. It's BC is .400, which puts it over the 95 grain Nosler BT--and it lives up to the .400 BC in flight, as I and others have tested and seen.

    There is no other bullet I'd choose for a 1:10 twist. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: 243AI with 1-10 twist which bullet?

    I agree the 87 Amax is a good choice, the 85 gr GameKing is also a good performer out of my 243 AI wearing a 1-10, medium range bullet, though.
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    Re: 243AI with 1-10 twist which bullet?

    I only have the 243, but I've had good groups with the 100 grain Speer sbt's

    24 cal./6mm Spizter BTSP
    Part Number Caliber
    Wt. Gr. Wt. Gm. Box Count Bullet Coefficient
    1220 24 cal./6mm 100 6.48 100 .430

    Sectional Density
    Diameter in. Diameter mm Construction
    .242 0.243 6.17 Conventional
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    Re: 243AI with 1-10 twist which bullet?

    Thanks guys, sounds like the 87 gr v-max gets the nod.

    I envision this gun for varmits, so the need for a "deer" bullet is unnesasary. As long as it hits the little ones all will be well. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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    Re: 243AI with 1-10 twist which bullet?

    Good luck if you can get that 87 V Max to shoot in the .243 AI . I have used nearly 2 boxes and still can't get consistently good accuracy with reasonable velocity . Anyone who knows the secret load please share .
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    Re: 243AI with 1-10 twist which bullet?

    Full agreement with Bush..Never could get the 87 grain Vmaxs to shoot less then a inch. Speer 100gt boattails on the other hand 1/2 inch with h414 and WLR primers. Good luck!
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