Remington 700 sps-v 243win questions

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  1. Backcountry

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    Hey guys, I witnessed this season how effective a well placed 105 berger is on whitetail deer from a 6 dasher and was shocked, the caliber is a serious killer. So I thought it would be cool to set up a 243win, Ive pretty well decided to start with a 700 varmint in 243 and swap the stock to maybe a bell&carlson and I should be good to go. To the guys that may have done somethimg like this are you getting good results? Im mainly going to focus on the 105 amax and the 105 berger, if the barrel will stabilize them. Are you guys shooting this sort of setup able to get the bigger bullets to shoot well? Any advice or suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. ReachnOut

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    I'm not familiar with the twist in the 700 Remington chambered in 243, but I've found that a 1 in 7 or 1 in 8 performs the best in a 243 shooting heavier bullets. A .243 Catbird is my "go to" whitetail and muley cartridge shooting 107 Sierra Match Kings or Nosler Combined Technology 95's. Not a real good comparison for a straight .243 as the Catbird averages around 3850 fps, but has certainly made a believer out of me on 6mm rounds and deer hunting.
     

  3. Backcountry

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    Remington website says 1-9 1/8 twist hopefully it would work. How do those 107 matchkings work on deer? Do they open up pretty good similar to a berger?
     
  4. ReachnOut

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    I've never had a problem with the expansion on the Match Kings, but don't make body shots often. Would doubt that over one or two of the last 30 or so deer have been anything other than neck shots and with the velocity of the Catbird they stay anchored in place. The 95 Nosler CT's have excellent expansion on the thick bodied hogs I've taken with it.
     
  5. trebark

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    9 twist is not quite fast enough to shoot the 100+ grain bullets
     
  6. Backcountry

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    Dang, I was hoping it would work, I wonder if it would sling the 95gr vld good? Have you guys had good luck with those in the 1-9 twist? I also thought I read about an 87gr vld aswell but havent looked it up yet. Thanks for the help so far guys, I appreciate it.
     
  7. joecool

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    Mine does
     
  8. trebark

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    Berger recommends 9 twist for their 95grain VLD....


    Berger Hunting Bullets
     
  9. joecool

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    Just saying the 95 VLDs work great in my 243 SPS and my sons 6mm VLS both have 9 1/8 twist. Do what you want, 1/8 of a twist won't be a deal breaker with the 95s
     
  10. bigngreen

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    My friend shoots the 105 Bergers out of a 1-10 twist Howa and it is awesome, he's pulled the rug on a pile of deer out past 600yrds now with it and a few elk as well in closer. We are a 5612 ft elevation, the higher you are the less twist you need also so we get a little help there. I would try them for sure!
     
  11. trebark

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    I agree.
     
  12. Backcountry

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    Im at about 3500 feet so I guess the only real way is to just try it and see, Im sure i'll figure something out, I have a long way to go until Im testing bullets, havent even purchased the rifle yet, just planning ahead. I guess I could always do another stevens build and then I wouldnt even have to worry about twist rate, but im ready for a new flavor, to many savages/stevens in the corner.
     
  13. joecool

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    Well I'm about at sea level, or as close as you can get. The two rifles that I mentioned will not shoot the 105s or bigger with the 9 1/8 twist.
     
  14. roninflag

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    the difference in a 100 vs a 105 is small. i have killed a lot of game with a .243; 250+ coyotes , mule deer , coues, 3 elk. all before there were the over 100 grain bullets. that was with 1-10 twist sako. it shot half inch groups. now needs a new barrel. there are of bullets/loads that will work, all the bullets 85 to 100 grains for deer. the remington sps varmint is a great gun. my 700 varmint with a hart barrel shoots .1,.2,.3 dependeing on me. i won the first 1000 yard match i ever shot in with the hart 1-12 twist and a mixture of 88 bergers and 87 hornbthp. the .243 is an accurate and deadly cartridge. have fun . roninflag
     
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