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Unread 03-08-2011, 07:42 PM
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browning a.bolt 243 wssm, gunsmithing needed HELP.

I would like to have a different barrel put on my a bolt . I want to shoot 115 grain bullets , what twist would I need and would 30 inch barrel give me a lot more fps . Also could i load the 115 s in that action it has a littel magazine that pops out the floor plate.

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    Unread 03-08-2011, 08:31 PM
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    Re: browning a.bolt 243 wssm

    The magazine is not a d tachable magazine but it pops out the bottom and swings forward on a hinge. I just don't know if it will hamper me on over all cartridge length ?
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    Re: browning a.bolt 243 wssm

    Wow thanks for all the info good stuff .
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    Re: browning a.bolt 243 wssm

    Tim, sorry I am slow to respond to your querry, as I haven't been on here for a few days. First, your magazine can be removed from the floor plate of your A-bolt as it is held in place with spring clips, although this will not make any difference (as far as I know) in the COAL of your cartridges. You will probably have to seat bullets to fit your magazine and therefore you will want to have a dummy round made up to fit the magazine so that the smith can cut the chamber accordingly. I don't like a long jump to the lands. The Win short mags seem to be chambered on the short side and that suits me to-a-T. Second: The barrel I would consider for shooting 115 grain bullets would be a Shilen 1/8" Special for shooting VLD bullets. Third: I don't think 30" of barrel will gain anything over a 25" or 26" and may even be determental to velocity. I hope I have helped you but remember these are just my considerations and opinions. Good luck, Dennis
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    Re: browning a.bolt 243 wssm

    Thanks gunpoor, i was looking at the magazine and theres room behind it if i can somehow lengthen the magizine , i think the 115 would work better. If i cannot lenghton the mag will it affect accuracy and velocity, since the longer 115 will be seated down a littel past the neck of the case.
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    Re: browning a.bolt 243 wssm

    Berger recommends a 1 in 7" twist for their 115 VLD.
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    Unread 03-14-2011, 05:48 PM
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    Re: browning a.bolt 243 wssm

    Savage uses a 30" barrel on their very successful 6 Norma BR 12 F-Class rifle.

    It's ugly as sin. So, I suppose they think it's beneficial for long range.

    Since you mentioned that you want a repeater, I assume this is for hunting rather than just target. So, you could probably shave a few inches and do just fine.
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