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    Best grain for 243 1 in 9.5 twist

    I have a Riflecraft 243 (semi custom remi 700). The twist is 1 in 9.5. What's the best grain for this? Also, can anyone recommend some decent brands, looking to bulk purchase shortly.

    ​Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by blaire View Post
    I have a Riflecraft 243 (semi custom remi 700). The twist is 1 in 9.5. What's the best grain for this? Also, can anyone recommend some decent brands, looking to bulk purchase shortly.

    ​Cheers
    The easy answer mate, is try a few and see what it likes,at that twist it should be ok with the heavier bullets,for my money you cant beat Sierra,80grain blitz,85grain hpbt,and the 100grain prohunter and gamekings are all excellent deer bullets,I am assuming you are looking to reload? if not try and get hold of some 105 grain rws gecko also a good all round bullet.

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    Or better still, give Rifle Craft a ring and ask what they recommend.
    They are very helpful and will certainly have the best answer.
    I personaly recommend 85spt or 87Hpt and found they were good for everything.
    Last edited by EMcC; 26-04-2013 at 21:45.

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    checked with riflecraft. they recommended 70-90 grain. Can anyone give me a decent choice of brands for this grain, will look to buy some in bulk.

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    what is the intended use for bullets fox crow or deer! choice hp bt sp some more info feller then you will prob get a result and load data

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    Sierra 85 grain hpbt im finding it a cracking bullet also loading 87 g vmax , used the nosler 90 bt but are a tad expensive side

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    http://www.hornady.com/store/.243-6mm/
    PKL on here recommended http://www.hornady.com/store/6mm-.243-87-gr-BTHP/ a while ago and I like them. I also have some Sierra 85 grain hpbt set aside to try out some time. Regards JCS

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    Just in case you missed my post at No3 here is the bullet I was referring to when I said they were good for everything
    .243 87 gr BTHP Hornady # 2442
    Last edited by EMcC; 26-04-2013 at 18:17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul o' View Post
    what is the intended use for bullets fox crow or deer! choice hp bt sp some more info feller then you will prob get a result and load data
    mainly deer but also fox (when i get the chance), out to 200yds

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMcC View Post
    Just in case you missed my post at No3 here is the bullet I was referring to when I said they were good for everything
    .243 87 gr BTHP Hornady # 2442
    cheers for that. second person who has mentioned the Hornady 87g. will definately give these a try

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