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Unread 02-19-2011, 11:05 PM
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Location: Falls Church, VA
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Re: 243 for long range hunting

Originally Posted by 03Rick View Post
Thanks for all your advise. It is snowing here tonight and will give me time to ponder the 243-264s' ideas again. I might be back at the drawing board again. I am narrowing in on the optics thou.

When I do zero in on a cartridge does anyone have any leads for a gunsmith near my north AZ location that can do the barreling and drill and tap the scope mount holes in the receiver?

No need to let state-lines govern your choice of gunsmith. You can ship your work to the gunsmith of your choice. I would highly recommend Kevin Cram of Montour County Rifles to you. www.montourcountyrifles.com

He built my 260....

My 260 by MCR

Accurized my nephew's 270....

Nephew's Transformed Rifle!

And very soon he will be finished with my 300RUM.
I'm not gonna shoot here. I'm gonna shoot waaaaaaaay over there!
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Unread 02-21-2011, 12:29 PM
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Re: 243 for long range hunting

Thanks for the lead. I emailed them for more info on twist and smithing costs.

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Unread 02-21-2011, 09:27 PM
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Re: 243 for long range hunting

The velocity also plays a role in bullet stabilization. The faster the velocity the slower the twist that will stabilize it. I'm sure there are limits. You probably won't know velocity for sure until you have the rifle and have a load worked up for it. Just some thoughts.
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Unread 02-21-2011, 10:08 PM
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Re: 243 for long range hunting

After reading your posting I want back to my Load From A Disk program and looked at the 105 gr. Berger slowed it down to 3000 fps and the twist section indicated that a 1:8 would stabilize it as well as the 115/ 117 gr. Bullets at 3500 fps. That would provide a varmint load in the 105 grainer out to 550 yds. and a deer and antelope load out to 1,000 yds. with the 115/117 grain bullets. This would also put the 105 grainer in the low recoil range for the times when my wife shoots it. Synergism at work here.

Thanks for the ideas.
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