Long Range .243 Win Loads

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by scsims, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. scsims

    scsims Well-Known Member

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    I have a Rem 700 VLS in 243, using a Burris 3x9x40 balistic plex and have a pretty good load now using 85gr Sierra HPBT over 37gr of Varget. I'm getting an average of 3050fps on the chrony and averaging .5 MOA at 100 and under 2 in at 300.

    So now I would like to begin trying to shoot 300+ but I think I need a bullet with a higher BC.

    My rifle has a 1/9.125 twist. How long of bullet will it stabilize?

    Which bullets and powder do you recomend? I currently have Varget, IMR4831, BLC2 and Benchmark.

    Will this scope work with dailing in MOA or should I get a new one. I was thinking of looking to change the Bushnell 10x40 Tatical.

    Thanks,
    Scott
     
  2. oldfamily

    oldfamily Well-Known Member

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    my sps varmint shoots the 107 smk real well with imr 4064. Shoots in the .2's at 100 yards.
     

  3. adam32

    adam32 Banned

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    You might look at the Berger 95 gr. VLD's.
     
  4. scsims

    scsims Well-Known Member

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    Will the 1 in 9 1/8 twist stailize the 95gr VLDs?
     
  5. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    It will be close, but I would guess on the side of yes.
     
  6. adam32

    adam32 Banned

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    It "should", Berger recommends a 1/9 twist. You will just have to push them a quicker. :)
     
  7. bailey1474

    bailey1474 <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    105 Amax and H4350. Worked great in a factory Savage I used to have.