My Favorite Rifle - Rem. 700 .243 Win

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Rmitch223, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Rmitch223

    Rmitch223 Active Member

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    This is by far my favorite rifle, mainly because It is the most accurate Ive ever owned and to me a accurate bolt gun is alot more fun to shoot at long range than any semi.

    Its a Remington 700 SPS Varmint. Chambered in .243 Win.
    HS Precision Stock
    Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP
    TPS 20moa rail & TPS 30MM super low rings.
    Most Accurate Load to date: 105gn Hornady Amax, 40gn of IMR-4350, Federal 210M Primer & Lapua Brass.


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    Here are a few 100yrd group.


    This one is a five shot group I shot at 100yrds yesterday, the two impacts in the upper right were sighters.
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    3 shot 100yrd group.
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    The addition of this scope has greatly helped shrink my group sizes.

    I'm thinking about working up a different load for this bullet. Dan Newberry recommended I go with 48.1 grains of Retumbo with a CCI250 magnum primer. He said it would out shoot my current load for sure. If I can find some Retumbo I will probably give this load a shot.

    I shot some 300 yrd groups yesterday but with a 22mph cross wind they didn't turn out to great mostly about 2" - 2.5" 3 shot groups.

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  2. coyotesweetness

    coyotesweetness Member

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    i also love my .243 and shoot the 105 amax. ive been using 49.5 of retumbo and it shoots awesome. 3100fps with that. extremely accurate