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    Get a 22-243.

    It feeds better than any of the 3 22-250's I have owned. You will already have a pile of brass, one pass through the die and away you go.

    It can be downloaded to 22-250 performance to preserve barrel life and with a fast twist barrel you can sling the heavy for cal stuff and get 243 performance.

    Recoil is nonexistent and the satisfaction of watching a rabbit cartwheel 10m from 300m when you hit it cannot be quantified.

    Pretty good on the fallow also.
    Warm Barrels!

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    mines single shot so no feeding issue.
    110 yards/100 metres. from a bipod/rear bag.
    the fifth shot opened it up.

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    Save yourself the hassle and just buy this, same as what you have but in .22-250

    TM listing 1393559115

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    If you want to keep in mind resale then a .22-250 would be the way to go if not concerned then definitely .22-243. Either way go 1:8 or 1:7 twist, I've shot over half a dozen reds and fallow with the 75gn ELDM .22 cal and it sacks them with confidence and that's launched from a .223 1:8 Tikka.

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    I'm leaning towards a trueflite match barrel chambered in 22-250 with a 1 in 9 twist and pillar bedding action into my boyds stock. 😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by clickbang View Post
    Have tried a couple in the .243 pencil barrel. 58g Sierra and 87g v max. It doesn't like either of them

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    You already have one of the best varmint calibers, there isn't much point trying to load many of the others up or down to try to achieve what you can already do with different weight bullets in the .243...unless you want a smaller case for less powder burn and recoil.

    I would have another play with some different weight and makes of bullets and take the time to find out what that barrel likes before re-barrelling to something else.

    Try a 95 grain Berger VLD hunting with 2209 for a great dual purpose LR varmint or deer load.
    Mine hammers deer and turns rabbits and hares inside out using this combination and is a pleasure to shoot launching them at only 3040fps but utilising a great bc for the longer stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clickbang View Post
    Have tried a couple in the .243 pencil barrel. 58g Sierra and 87g v max. It doesn't like either of them

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    260 big is good. in my varmint rifles i like to shoot high b.c projectiles for wind beating ability

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    nice rifle. thoose sightrons are mean.

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    6-284 would have to be the real long range option. A mate has one but it's not fully sighted in so we couldn't take it yesterday on a hare session. I really want to see it going, will be spectacular for sure and pests should be in serious trouble at a good 600yds.

    My 6BR is less spectacular on splat factor. The 87 V-Maxs are accurate but just don't come apart violently past 200. One hare was half staggering round with a chest hit at about 250!! Far better in the wind than my .223s though.

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    find a pill that your rifle shoots and spend your money on optics

    243 is an ideal varmit cal
    rebarreling is going to cost what the rifle is worth and you will be right where you are now

    there is so many good options for 243 varmiting projectiles, if you want lazer trajectory go with a light flat based bullet. but yes BC will be crap. TNT rounds are great fun
    if you choose a hunting projectile and practice on small game shooting at range you will become a fantastic shot and be able to neck shoot anything that walks in NZ

    I shoot a kimber 243 for everything big and little

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    going thru the same process, as ya do . . . . what caliber to get when my current .243 heavy tikka barrel wears out.

    i would go the heaviest contour barrel you can squeeze into your stock . . . good luck
    without a picture . .. it never happened !

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    This was from over a year ago gentlemen.

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    So what route have you taken?

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    I was going to suggest trying some of the Berger 6mm varmint projectiles first in the 243 before jumping to 22 cal.
    Me I would go 22-243 just cos it's less common than than the 22-250 even thought the 22-250's hardly common today.
    Zq

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friwi View Post
    So what route have you taken?
    Just see this pop up.
    I still have the rifle as pictured.
    Managed to get it shooting a 3/4 inch group with 87g vmax doing 2700fps
    Then put a second hand gun works suppressor on it and it is shooting a bit average.
    Have not done anything with it for the last few months as have been busy.
    Will sort it shortly as there's plenty of rabbits about

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