what would be the better 800y varmit round? 223wssm 243wssm 25wssm?

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  1. Ring

    Ring Well-Known Member

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  2. distantfoe

    distantfoe Well-Known Member

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    Check out gun page 2

    Think they're a bit cheaper, plus they come with their upper end barrel. (sum)
     

  3. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    From the cartridge perspective, if you can get the right twist is the 243WSSM would be my choice.
     
  4. Ring

    Ring Well-Known Member

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    i was thinking of getting a AR10 in 260 rem, but the 243wssm upper on my AR would be alot cheeper...

    to bad they dont have a 6.5 wssm :(
     
  5. Gimpy

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    243wssm

    Good twist will send those 105's and 109's (115's if they still make them) down range real smooth and you can push them to heavy speeds.
     
  6. 270winshort

    270winshort Well-Known Member

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    a 243wssm is a good roud but it is also a barrel burner,I have one and it shoots well out to a 1000 yrds, but if I had it to do over I would have just spent a little more money and done a 6 BR,it will push a 95 grain berger 3000 + and the barrel life is alot longer, and your only using about 30 grains of powder, put a break on them and you can watch them hit. they are a sweet shooting round.


    opinons are like butts everybodys got one
     
  7. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

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    I completely agree with that line, good one:D:D:D
     
  8. Too Tall Rosenwald

    Too Tall Rosenwald Well-Known Member

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    I have a .243 WSSM in a Winchester Stealth. It likes the 95 grain Berger, good. I head shot a coyote at 626 yards. The longest shot before that was a head shot doe at 602 yards. I will shoot out this barrel and have it rebarreled to .243 WSSM, again.
     
  9. Ring

    Ring Well-Known Member

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    ok, question 2..

    that upper with the shillen is 950

    i can get a DPMS ar10 243 for 1000..

    what would be better?... would a 243bbl last longer then a 243wssm?

    accuracy differences?

    any thing else?
     
  10. Rimfire

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    6.5 Heaton- just run an expander ball through 25wssm brass and shoot.
     
  11. Ring

    Ring Well-Known Member

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    i need it in a AR15/10 platform

    i wanted the 260 rem dpms ar10, but not easy to find