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Bullet weight?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by mobjacker, Feb 18, 2009.

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  1. mobjacker

    mobjacker Member

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    I have a Rem 700 in 243 Win with a 9 1/8 twist.

    That means I can use bullets 100 gr and under.

    Right?

    I would like to try some low wt bullets for long range tartget work.

    300-500 yds.

    Thoughts??
     
  2. Jerry D

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  3. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

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    My 10:1 shines wth the lighter bullets, but not 100s. You'd probably make out fine with something like the Sierra 85-grain HPBT. Dunno about 55s.
     
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    I thought heavier bullets were used to shoot longer distances since they are less prone to be pushed by the wind. My .243 Rem 700 shoots both 65gr. V-Max and 100gr. SP with about the same accuracy.
     
  5. 30.06

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    You should be fine with anything between 70 gr. to 100 grains .
    Only when playing with the extrme numbers like 55-58 gr. to 107 gr. would you notice any real quirks , and maybe not even then .
    For longer ranges however , I think you'll eventually decide , that heavier is better .
     
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