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Need advice for reloading a .243

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Unread 04-25-2011, 09:06 PM
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Re: Need advice for reloading a .243

Boom tube- if you know it for a fact with the 243 then I am sure you are correct. But are you saying that twist rate has nothing to do with bullet wieght or are you just saying that a 10 twist is very versatile and will handle that whole range of bullets?
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    Unread 04-26-2011, 04:05 AM
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    Re: Need advice for reloading a .243

    Wanted to let you know I got back some info from 3 bullet manufactorers. For my rifle and the 1 in 10 twist (22" barrel), berger reccomended the 87 gr. VLD. Nosler reccomends the 95 or 100 gr. partition, and Sierra reccomended the 85 gr. HPBT Gameking. Didn't contact Barnes, but I believe all they offer for the 6mm/.243 is the 85gr. TSX bullet. just wanted to pass info I received from the manufactorers. Any advice appreciated.
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    The Sierra 85g HPBT is pretty tough to beat for whitetails.

    It makes a big hole.
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    Re: Need advice for reloading a .243

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    Boom tube- if you know it for a fact with the 243 then I am sure you are correct. But are you saying that twist rate has nothing to do with bullet wieght or are you just saying that a 10 twist is very versatile and will handle that whole range of bullets?
    LAM- the twist rate has to do with the length of the bullet. that is why a 10 twist is great with a 100 grain btsp sierra; but a 9 twist may or may not be fast enough for a 95 berger.
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    TIM- I have killed a lot of deer with the .243 . it is deadly. my favorites for over 125 pounders is the 95 partition or one of the 100 grainers like a sierra btsp. i have not shot any big deer with the 85 sierra bthp but is it awesome and probably the most accurate bullet you can buy without going to a custom bullet like a berger. i have shot 88 bergers in matches from 500 to 1000 yards. i have not shot the 87 bergers yet.
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    Re: Need advice for reloading a .243

    roninflag-

    Thanks for the explanation. I had always associated the twist rate with the wieght and not with length of the bullet.

    bullet mfg's list the bullet by weight and typically if a bullet in the same caliber is heavier, it would usually be longer so i had never thought about the actual reason before, but what you said makes sense to me.

    have a good day gentlemen, and good luck finding the right load!
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