1/9.25 twist in 243?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 11bono, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. 11bono

    11bono Member

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    What bullets will I be able to shoot in a 1/9.25 twist savage? I want to shoot out to 6-700 yards . It will be my first long range gun just to get me started.
     
  2. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

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    try the 87gr. vmax.
     

  3. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    I've had good luck with the Bergers up to the 90gr boat tails , not the VLDs though in a 1-10 twist , also the 87gr Vmax and 95gr Ballistic tips also
     
  4. bailey1474

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    105 Amax shot well out of mine.
     
  5. abinok

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    Might give the 95gr Berger VLD a look too. Shorter bearing surface than most of the bullets mentioned means higher velocities, and the bc is quite good.

    if youre worried about stabalization, I might be able to scrounge a few for you to try.
     
  6. 11bono

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    Im going to give the berger 95s a try. Do you have a load for them? How fast do i want to push them? I would think the 1-9.25 twist would stabalize them wouldnt it?
     
  7. Guest

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    The standard twist in 243 is 1in10 so a 9.5twist should be able to handle the 105's std bullet the vld's maybe if they are driven fast enough.
     
  8. Aussie

    Aussie Well-Known Member

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    Berger 95 VLD doesn't like over 3150FPS from an accuracy standpoint .
     
  9. coupalr

    coupalr Well-Known Member

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    I have great success with the 95gr bergers and H4831 out of my Savage 243.