Savage .243

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  1. Savagebien

    Savagebien Well-Known Member

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    nothing special but it shoots great.
    Savage 11GL in .243
    Bushnell Elite 3200 10x40MD
    and it loves 105 Amaxes! i've shot over 600 rounds this year since i started reloading in june, and can't get enough!

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    here's a group i shot today at 425 yards! it measured 3 inches.

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  2. longrange.270

    longrange.270 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah its a pretty good shooting gun. The only down side is the bolt is on the wrong side. Darn lefties.
     

  3. MagMan

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    You say that but as a right handed shooter I thing I could get along quite well with a left handed bolt. It never made any sense to me why I should have to take my hand off of the grip/trigger. I guess its the single action shooter in me.

    Savage, you'd better be careful or you'll end up needing a new barrel. I feel for ya I'm on 350 with my edge, 200 on my 243, 150 on a 6mm06 and 150 a piece on two different 300 RUM's since mid July. My wife is getting sick of it.

    Love them 243's.
     
  4. Savagebien

    Savagebien Well-Known Member

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    thats a ton of shooting! and those arent all as cheap to shoot as a .243!
    by the way i just chrono'ed my load its right at 2800ft/s. i cant wait to get this thing a 6 AI bbl!
     
  5. rtv900

    rtv900 Well-Known Member

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    I love my .243 too!!! Glad to see another right brain shooter.
     
  6. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    Why, so you can replace that one sooner.:D:D:D

    I suspect you'll fall in love with the 115 DTAC's if you do. They are reasonably priced.
     
  7. Savagebien

    Savagebien Well-Known Member

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    yep i have the 115s in mind, 7 twister
     
  8. MagMan

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    Not sure I'd go that fast they're liable to go poof. Keep in mind they will only tolerate somewhere around 312,000 RPM's.
     
  9. Tyler Kemp

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    6mm AI is the way to go!
     
  10. silvertip-co

    silvertip-co Well-Known Member

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    Cool. Looks like the bolt is on the 'correct' side too. Very nice.
     
  11. longrange.270

    longrange.270 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like this gun can shoot 1k. All it took was getting the milo out. Good job Bro.
     
  12. Savagebien

    Savagebien Well-Known Member

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    :D ty bro
     
  13. Ksmirk

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    Maybe you just need a longer 243 barrel, you have the brass and other goodies already. My 243 with the 107SMK's is pushing them at 3050fps and let's just say that's plenty flat. I'd not recommend the 1-7 twist probably a bit too tight and liable to see little gray poofs about 30-50 yards out without hits on the target. Are you going to rebarrel the action you have now? might think about a long action with the 6mm, heck my 243 is on a long action and it a good thing the COL of the rounds is 2.90" .010" off the lands and if your looking at a repeater while they will you may have to do a little work to get the AI case to feed but on the short action and seating the bullets out there a repeater is probably not in the thinking. Glad to see another 243 shooter! Later,

    Kirk
     
  14. Savagebien

    Savagebien Well-Known Member

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    i'll use the same action, still up in the air about a specific 6mm round... i'll stick with this SA and im fine with a single shot, probly what i want to build it into, possibly a different stock.