My Favorite Rifle - Rem. 700 .243 Win

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Rmitch223, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Rmitch223

    Rmitch223 Active Member

    Mar 18, 2009
    This is by far my favorite rifle, mainly because It is the most accurate Ive ever owned and to me a accurate bolt gun is alot more fun to shoot at long range than any semi.

    Its a Remington 700 SPS Varmint. Chambered in .243 Win.
    HS Precision Stock
    Vortex Viper PST 6-24x50 FFP
    TPS 20moa rail & TPS 30MM super low rings.
    Most Accurate Load to date: 105gn Hornady Amax, 40gn of IMR-4350, Federal 210M Primer & Lapua Brass.


    Here are a few 100yrd group.

    This one is a five shot group I shot at 100yrds yesterday, the two impacts in the upper right were sighters.

    3 shot 100yrd group.

    The addition of this scope has greatly helped shrink my group sizes.

    I'm thinking about working up a different load for this bullet. Dan Newberry recommended I go with 48.1 grains of Retumbo with a CCI250 magnum primer. He said it would out shoot my current load for sure. If I can find some Retumbo I will probably give this load a shot.

    I shot some 300 yrd groups yesterday but with a 22mph cross wind they didn't turn out to great mostly about 2" - 2.5" 3 shot groups.

  2. coyotesweetness

    coyotesweetness Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    i also love my .243 and shoot the 105 amax. ive been using 49.5 of retumbo and it shoots awesome. 3100fps with that. extremely accurate