115gr Dtac's and 243's

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by gamedog, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for feedback on doing a Savage 12 S/A build shooting the 115gr Dtac bullets.
    I'm hoping to use a 243 case and was researching what barrel twist to use.
    Some guy's are getting by with a 1:8 twist , but maybe a 1:7.5 would be safer to stabilize those bullets?
    Anybody running this combo or have any better idea's on a case than the 243?
    Second thought is if a guy has a 6mm BR already, would this build be worth the time and cost? There isn't a big gap in performance between the two.
    I've got this Savage action to build on and already have a .308 and a 6mm BR in the works.
    The 6.5 or 7mm bullet options just add to the list of options:confused::D
     
  2. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    243 Ackley:D

    The 243 AI that I have has a 1 in 8" Broughton and shoots the 115's like no other.

    I also have a 6mm-06 with a 1 in 8" Lilja that won't stabilize the 115's.

    If I were to do it again I'd go 1 in 7.75" just to be safe.

    No doubt you will like the 243... improved or not.

    Not sure about your 6mmbr question I don't have one.
     

  3. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    I agree, be on the safe side.
    I also have 8T Broughton (6-284 - Specialty handgun and I have shot the 115's almost exclusively.
     
  4. Sendero_Man

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  5. toddconley

    toddconley Well-Known Member

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    I sent you a pm about your 6-06.
    Thanks,
    T
     
  6. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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  7. toddconley

    toddconley Well-Known Member

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    I'm gonna try it again. Don't want to steal the thread