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Old 01-24-2014, 01:07 PM
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He is shooting 105 Bergers and he told me that he is getting the same performance as I am with the .243AI. I can find out specifics if you would like. He is sold on the .243SLR. He is anal about these kind of guns and isn't easily satisfied. Have you ever seen anyone with 20,000 loaded rounds for their rifles?
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:36 PM
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He is shooting 105 Bergers and he told me that he is getting the same performance as I am with the .243AI. I can find out specifics if you would like. He is sold on the .243SLR. He is anal about these kind of guns and isn't easily satisfied. Have you ever seen anyone with 20,000 loaded rounds for their rifles?
Wow that's impressive. And not being a smart *** but yes I've seen others with 20,000 rounds for their rifles haha.
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Old 02-02-2014, 12:18 AM
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Re: .243 Ackley Improved

I just rebarreled a Savage model 11 to 243AI, I went with a McGowen 30 inch 1 in 8 twist and have just started fireforming by using Prvi Partizan factory loads. They shoot fine in my rifle and give me nicely formed AI brass.
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:44 PM
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Re: .243 Ackley Improved

Jud96, sorry I didn't get back to you sooner but here is the data on the .243SLR.He is shooting 38.4 gr. of 8208 behind a 105 Berger and getting 3150 fps. He also has tried 4350 and thinks it might work better than 8208 but likes the way 8208 flows. He is a gunsmith and has built 4 of these guns. One guy is shooting 115 Bergers and is shooting out to 1400 yds. with it. All of the guns work really well. Most are built on BAT actions and Krieger barrels.
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:56 PM
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Jud96, sorry I didn't get back to you sooner but here is the data on the .243SLR.He is shooting 38.4 gr. of 8208 behind a 105 Berger and getting 3150 fps. He also has tried 4350 and thinks it might work better than 8208 but likes the way 8208 flows. He is a gunsmith and has built 4 of these guns. One guy is shooting 115 Bergers and is shooting out to 1400 yds. with it. All of the guns work really well. Most are built on BAT actions and Krieger barrels.
Thanks for the info! I would plan on shooting 87gr V-MAXs with 4350. Does he know if you can rechamber a .243 WIN for the cartridge? Also, what barrel length did he use to achieve those velocities? Thanks
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:56 AM
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Re: .243 Ackley Improved

26" barrel. He mentioned that he thought one rifle was getting 3200fps. I suppose it would depend on the barrel contour. The .243SLR is straighter walled than the .243 Win. so no reason it couldn't be rechambered unless the stem isn't long enough.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:07 AM
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26" barrel. He mentioned that he thought one rifle was getting 3200fps. I suppose it would depend on the barrel contour. The .243SLR is straighter walled than the .243 Win. so no reason it couldn't be rechambered unless the stem isn't long enough.
Okay thanks. I've also got a 26" barrel, so may see similar results as he has if i decide to rechamber. What worried me was that the .243SLR's shoulder design would be too short to rechamber in a .243 Winchester.
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