After reading a few articles recently about what i thought to be a dull LR caliber, I may be interested in playing with a factory version of the 243. The Savage 12 LRP has caught my attention for more than one reason, one being the faster than typical twist rate of the factory barrel. Now the barrel is a 1 in 9.25, and I have a friend who has a custom rig shooting the 115 DTacs with a 1 in 8 twist and has no problem stabilizing these heavy for caliber bullets. Do you think the LRP's 1 in 9.25 barrel is capable of doing the same? I know its a long shot but for me to justify getting a 243, I'd like to be able to shoot the heaviest round possible, I do like the idea of the basically non-existent recoil on a rifle that's capable of 1000yds to mess with all day without getting sore and unsteady. gun) Thanks in advance for any input!