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    .243

    Just got a sako finnlight 20inch barrel 1-10 twist got some 56gr ammo to try and there not stablizing at all, do I need to be closer to 80-100gr bullets for this twist rate. Any advice would be great.

    ATB Andy

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    what will you be shooting mainly ???????

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    Hi Andy

    I sold mine a while back but I never got anything lighter than 87grn to group at all. Found it was pretty indifferent to any 100grn bullet and grouped well - didn't matter if they were interlocks, accubonds, partitions etc just seemed it was the weight and not a profile issue. 100grn worked just as well on foxes as on deer so having a versatile round does have its benefits.

    May I suggest just getting a box of 100grns (anything) and see how they perform - some rifles just don't like light bullets.

    Hope that helps

    FN

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    Hi Andy,

    Are you sure that they are not stabilising? Do they hit the target side ways / make a key hole shaped hole? I would think that a long bullet eg 105gn might not stabilise with a 1/10 twist but a short 56 gr should. It may just be very high speed / spin rate / centrifugal force creating a large group. I have also read of light thin jacket .243 bullets disintegrating if pushed too hard.

    Or maybe this ammo just does not suit the rifle. I would suggest to try another ammo / bullet weight. I use 70 -100 gn in my 1/10 .243 and it works for me.

    ATB


    Stew

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pirate hunter View Post
    Just got a sako finnlight 20inch barrel 1-10 twist got some 56gr ammo to try and there not stablizing at all.....
    Andy. How do you know that they're not stabilising? Rgds JCS

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    I didnt think they could be stabilising as the 5 shot group was about 6-7 inch. I will be using this rifle for deer as well as foxes. I will try a heavier bullet see if that makes the difference.

    Andy

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    Hi Andy
    I have a Sako 85 in .243 and it shoots Norma 58 grain v max very well,wouldn't use them on deer though.Give Sako 90 grain soft points a try if you want to shoot both fox and deer,Basil won't notice any difference but you will get a lot less carcass damage on the deer.Hope this helps
    Nik..

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    Hi Andy i have 2 sako 85's both in .243 i use federal 100gn in the one i use for deer and federal 55gn in the one i use for fox, i find both very accurate and consistent.

    ATB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireman sam View Post
    Hi Andy i have 2 sako 85's both in .243 i use federal 100gn in the one i use for deer and federal 55gn in the one i use for fox, i find both very accurate and consistent.

    ATB
    Cheers FS I will give them a try.

    Andy

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    My .243Win never liked any bullet heavier than 95gn. Yes I could shoot a 100/105gn within a 4" dia. but 95gn would all group much better. Never had any misgivings about shooting fox or deer with the bullet and can only say it works well for me. ATB
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