New 243 AI build to the Range...NEW VIDEO

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  1. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    Took the new rifle out to stretch it's legs a little. Did some load development at 100 then moved over to 200 - 500 steels. I'll post 100 yard stuff when wife gets back with her camera. Took these with mine.

    Loaded 47 to 49.5 grains of RL 25 and 115 DTAC moly in .5 grain increments.

    5.5 MOA adjustment to 500 Ram. 5 shots where close to 2 1/4 inches on Ram.

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    Got wife's camera here... 2 best groups 5 shots each.

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  2. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    Re: New 243 AI build to the Range...

    Nice looking rifle, NICE looking range! I've always loved the 243, I'm sure I'd love the AI even more.

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  3. Sendero_Man

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    Re: New 243 AI build to the Range...

    Thanks....

    George did a Great Job !! http://www.precisionshootingsports.com/

    Really happy with it...

    Do some more load development and tweak seating depth and play with primers...

    Most coyotes I kill don't care to much
     
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  4. remingtonman_25_06

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    Re: New 243 AI build to the Range...

    Great looking rifle and range you got there.

    Hope it works out well for all the yotes you blast!!
     
  5. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    Scott, I would not hesitate (as yourself) to have George build another 243 Ackley seems he knows them well. I've been shooting some sick groups as of late and I am convinced this is the most accurate rifle I own.

    Not sure if it matters but I switched from the 210M's to the regular 210's and seemed to get rid of the stragglers (you know the ones that take your groups from .25 to .375 :D)

    You better be careful with what you post he may want that one back after his sheep hunt.
     
  6. Sendero_Man

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    Re: New 243 AI build to the Range...

    I miss the one I sold you..... But the new one is great too !!

    It is hard to sell rifles, but was the way to get this one done.

    His rifles are very accurate !! I shot some great groups and put a lot of coyotes down with the one you have now.

    Enjoy it and if you ever sell it.. I got first dibs :)
     
  7. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Scott, beautiful finished rifle. Great looking range.

    Here's a question for you since you do lots of predator hunting. The 243AI is a bit on the heavy side of things for a predator cartridge, but is there a pelt friendly bullet/load that you would use for coyotes in the 243AI?

    tks
     
  8. Sendero_Man

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    Using the 115 DTAC or the 105 Amax and staying away from shoulders, it does a good job and minimal pelt damage. I wouldn't shoot a bobcat with it though.

    My .220 Swift with a 55 VMAX comes out on calm days and when fur is prime.

    The 243AI just handles the wind and call shy coyotes a lot better than the Swift.
     
  9. gliechty

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    Re: New 243 AI build to the Range...

    Thanks for the kind words guys. I am glad you like the rifles.

    The 243 AI is one of my favorite rounds. The 115 dtac is one of the reasons I like it so well. It can hang with the big boys at distance, and it doesnt have severe recoil so anyone can shoot it well. The dtac's seem to work really well on deer and antelope also.
     
  10. Savagebien

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    Re: New 243 AI build to the Range...

    sweet! i love my savage .243, i'll probably rebarrel it to .243 ai or something when this bbl is done!
     
  11. Sendero_Man

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    Gonna shoot some more at 200... whenever the rain stops....


    I'll post results soon as I get 'er done.
     
  12. JLR

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    Have you tried any of the 60gr Varmint Grenades out of your 243AI? Might be something to mess around with for minimal pelt damage. We've ran them to some pretty spectacular velocities and still maintained susprisingly good accuracy. Makes a pretty violent short range round:D
     
  13. strictlyRUM

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    How long was the wait on that barrel?
     
  14. gliechty

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    Scott got lucky, I had that one in stock for a personal project. It took 6 months, but that was the fastest I have ever taken delivery. They range from 6 months to 2 years in some cases. My average has been 9 months to a year. In all fairness, I have not ordered one in a while, so delivery times may have changed.