.243 loads

Discussion in 'Hand loading your Sako' started by Tracy Redpath, Nov 30, 2020.

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    Bucktote Well-Known Member

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    Hi Paulson, thanks for the advise, I made the trade for the scope using a safe queen I had for many years (20 GA Browning/Winchester Model 12.) Too short for me & I didn't use it. Got some cash to boot. Forester came with an older Leupold VX -II. 3 X 9 X 40 mm fine cross hairs, (for sale), not good for me. May put scope on my 30/06 AV. if I ever get it back from the gun smith! Have killed many deer & varments at our farm with .243 & am anxious to try the Forester. Hope the barrel is not shot out Rifle is as old as my oldest son.
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Heavier or longer bullets need a FASTER twist to stabilize. That's some strange coffee!! Some people get the twist thing backwards & think the higher number is the faster twist. A 1 in 10 twist is faster than a 1 in 12.
     
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    Hi Sako fans,
    Met with Greyfox [email protected] farm. The young man knowes his stuff !!. He had the forester popping bulls eyes in no time.
    Final 3 shots from rest (lead slead) on newly constructed concrete block bench, all in bulls eye. Not me ! the gun will shoot acurately. If I can just hold it and do it justice . Best accurate loadings were 95 grain Noisler Balistic Tip @ 3,032 FPS. / 41 Gr. IMR 4350.
    After a good cleaning I will go back & see what the first shot, cold barrel P.O.I. reveals. Good day today finished spring food plot planting & mowed clover fields. Thank God for living free !!
     
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