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    Norma V Max 58gr in .243cal

    Hi All,
    Anybody with any experience of this round? I use a Sako 75 syn SS in 243 and think it has a 1:10 twist. Will this twist stabilise a light bullet? What velocity and energy figs should I get with this round? Most articles I have read refer to bullet weights in the region of 80-100gr for a 243 but I have not read of anybody using 58gr? I believe this bullet gained a top award about 2 years ago in 243 cal?
    What do you reckon on this choice for foxy? You are probably going to say try a box and see how they perform - I will get your opinions first.
    Thanks v much.

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    the velocity will depend on barrel length ,a 24" barrel should get approx 3800-3900fps .
    i have owned 2 .243 and neither really liked the 55gr they preffered the slightly bigger brother 75gr . i know people who are using them and the 58gr for foxing and they say how its a very flat shooting and hart hitting little bullet.

    best way is buy a box of them and slightly heavier bullets and try...neil

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    the velocity will depend on barrel length ,a 24" barrel should get approx 3800-3900fps .
    i have owned 2 .243 and neither really liked the 55gr they preffered the slightly bigger brother 75gr . i know people who are using them and the 58gr for foxing and they say how its a very flat shooting and hart hitting little bullet.

    best way is buy a box of them and slightly heavier bullets and try...neil

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    I am aware of a guy using them in a PPC on foxes to good effect but he has recently decided to try the 65gr version. This seems to group slightly better.

    I velocity tested a 65gr Vmax and a 55gr NBT the other week with the same powder loads, speed was pretty much the same, the two spreads overlapped and the averages were only 7fps different.

    A

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    I tried a batch but chickened out of using anymore due to wanting my barrel to last a bit longer. I've been using 70gr ballistic tips for about 8 years now and think they're unbeatable on foxes(and ok on roe too)-very flat but much more punch than a .22CF, I used a 222 and a 22-250 for several years each, and the 243 with the 70 grainers beats them absolutely hands down(can feel a repost coming from 22-250 fans!). Have to say I dont see much point in owning a 243 to put bullets of that weight through it when they are better suited to a .22CF?

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    Thanks for all your replies.
    I am currently using rem accutips in 75gr and they are fine. I use norma vmax 50gr in my 223 and I just wondered if any of you are putting this round through your 243's.
    Cheers

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    Hiya
    I have used both 50 gn vmaxes in my .222 and 58gn vmaxes in my .243 and they are both devastating.I never got exits with the 22 cal but I did when I used sierra soft points and they were close up.I wanted to use light bullets as I often shoot near to houses and I wanted a lighter bullet than the 90 gn soft point factory ammo I got.I'm going out tonight with the .243 and 58 grainers and might see what they do at longer distance.
    cheers
    MARK

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    i tried using the 55gr out of my old .243 but i could not get the bullet to stabilise at any more than 100yrds no matter whet i tried i think that the 55gr bullet is just a little short in it length for the .243 hence i stuck with 75gr moly coated vmax with 47gr of h4350 behind it was a very good fox round and had very good knockdown power

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