243 winchester twist rate 105 berger vld

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by arrow, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. arrow

    arrow Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2007
    I am building a 243 winchester with a broughton barrel. I am planning on shooting 105 berger vld bullets which mean an 8 twist. These though i am more than likely going to be single loading for these rounds. So i would also like a deer load like a 95 nosler ballistic tip that i can load in the short action magazine. Im assuming these 95s should work fine with the 1/8 twist. But the real question is varmint bullets. I am also looking to shoot a varmint bullet out of this rifle. I would like to shoot something like the 75 vmax but this is probably way too late for the twist. Would an 87 vmax work or any other lighter varmint bullets work in a 8 twist? Any suggestions other than "build an other rifle" or something along those lines? My main goal is to shoot these 105 vld's but also be able to shoot varmint bullets.

  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    The 87 grain will work well in this twist rate. You may want to consider the 105 A-max. I've seen some pretty gruesome pics of ground hogs getting splattered with this bullet.

  3. Skyking

    Skyking Official LRH Spponsor

    Jun 11, 2010
  4. Loner

    Loner Well-Known Member

    Apr 14, 2010
    You can't really over stabilize a bullet. If it will stay together you can spin it as fast as
    you like. Running 55's through a 1:10 @ 4100 revs them pretty high and I have not
    seen them come apart.