Gonna build a 243AI here's the specs...Missing Anything?

chris matthews

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Re: Gonna build a 243AI here\'s the specs...Missing Anything?

According to Hodgdon, the 243 WSSM is only good for 400, so I would guess the 6mm WSM would be good for 2 or 3.
 

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Re: Gonna build a 243AI here\'s the specs...Missing Anything?

Sam
The 10 twist barrel will stabalize the 95 grain Bergers with no problem.Bob Crone used it sucessfully at 1000 yards so chucks shouldn't be a problem.The muzzle velocity is probaly the single most important part of bullet expansion so if you weren't getting clean kills add more powder or shoot smaller bullets.
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Re: Gonna build a 243AI here\'s the specs...Missing Anything?

Chris,

If you only shoot one round per week, the bbl should last for years.


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Re: Gonna build a 243AI here\'s the specs...Missing Anything?

1-10 twist is to slow for long range in this cartridge. I think I had to go to a 1-7 to shoot the 105 matchkings with extreme accuracy. I have done several of these.
 

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Re: Gonna build a 243AI here\'s the specs...Missing Anything?

Sam,
I just got my 6mmAI for Richards Custom Rifles in 10 twist. I plan to us 87 V-max bc.400 at 3600 to 3700 f/s Check out Richards website on varmint hunting. His guys are making kills out to 1000yds with the Vmax. The 105 & 107 will just punch thur at long range and will not expand. with a 10 twist you can also shoot 95 gr VLD's Berger's bc .525.& a 90 gr BT bc .410. Your 243AI will do about the same as a 6mm AI. good luck with the gun. Check out my Roanoke Egg Shoot in Roanoke VA.
Mark

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Sam In Va

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Re: Gonna build a 243AI here\'s the specs...Missing Anything?

Mark, I'm either gonna do the 243AI which the smith that lives 5 minutes away from me has, or I'll take a ride to Richard's about a 2 hour drive and see what he can do. Sam
 

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