.243 Bullet Choice?

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  1. ovastafford

    ovastafford Well-Known Member

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    I have searched the forum for some results on this topic and found some info but a lot of the info contradicts itself. I am looking to develop a load in 243 win using a higher bc bullet that doesn't mind being jumped to the rifling. My barrel is a 26" 1/9.25 twist. I know the vld bullets usually don't like being jumped so I guess Im looking for the next best option. Also just out of curiosity specifically what heavier bullets will this twist stabilize?

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  2. ZSteinle

    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

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    hunting or target shooting?
     

  3. ovastafford

    ovastafford Well-Known Member

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    Target shooting.

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  4. ZSteinle

    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

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    105 amax is a good choice. I have personally got them to shoot in my 243 sps off the lands a bit. 87 v-max is also a good choice. Dont rule out the bergers also, many people have gotten them to shoot when loaded off the lands.
     
  5. sendero72

    sendero72 Well-Known Member

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    I like the 105 A-max seated .003 off the lands using Superformance powder.
     
  6. backwoods83

    backwoods83 Well-Known Member

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    The 105 amax's will stabilize fine, with a 26" barrel the 107smk's should as well. The 95grn smk isn't a bad choice either.
     
  7. ovastafford

    ovastafford Well-Known Member

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    Thanks I appreciate the suggestions. I have a bunch of norma brass I got for super cheap, what powder and primer would you recommend?

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  8. backwoods83

    backwoods83 Well-Known Member

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    CCI BR2 or Fed210M primers with H4831sc, probably max out between 45 and 47grns at a longer than saami OAL.
     
  9. lamiglas

    lamiglas Well-Known Member

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    I have the same twist. Mine really likes the 95 berger hunting seated just under mag length with h4350
     
  10. Mikiedem

    Mikiedem Well-Known Member

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    My VLS likes 95 VLD .010 off lands with H414. To my suprise they fit in the mag box too.