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    Funny how the last three posters, me and @gundoc and @R93, with probably over 100 years combined experience, can have wildly divergent perspectives!

    That's always been the case with the 243 Winchester. It divides opinion probably more than any other cartridge. Always has done, always will. Absolutely no point trying to score a win over someone with an alternative point of view because feelings and opinions are so deeply entrenched.

    The whole lighter / heavier bullet debate of course would get turned on its head by someone like @rossi.45 because I'm pretty sure he is using 80-something grain bullets to heat guns at over 1000 yards!
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    I think you will find thats the case with most calibers we all have our favourites and have had good and bad runs with different cals
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    For what it’s worth given that my rifle needs a bedding and floating job, and I’m still developing my loads, last time I went to the range the 100gr Sierra 1540 had a better group than the 85gr Sierra 1530 and 87gr Hornady 2440.
    I couldn’t even get a group with the 103gr eld-x, but it is about 1.25 inches long compared to the 1540 at 1.04, and the 1530 at around 0.97 if I recall correctly.

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    Pulled the action out after letting it set for 24hrs
    Tidied up a few dags and releived the front of the barrel channel definitely fully free floated now.
    Didn't nip it up super tight as the bedding compound needs 48 hours to fully cure and reach optimum hardness.
    Hope this fixes it and doesn't create a whole new can of worms......
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    I would relieve that king screw hole if you haven't done so already. I usually relieve the front of the lug slot as well but that's personal pref.

    If it doesn't shoot you can get the tang bedded as well. An easy way to check is run a DTI on the tang and undo the tang screw slowly. If you get over 10-20 thou of lift you're flexing the action and that could cause accuracy issues.

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    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

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    The tang is bedded as well just wasn't much to see as there is only a very small area so I didn't bother with a pic,
    Yup need to releive the "king screw"
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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    I think you will find thats the case with most calibers we all have our favourites and have had good and bad runs with different cals
    No, just 243 and 270
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    Finished off with some true oil to seal where I sanded the barrel channel
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    IF your bolt is now dificult to close...check the screw hasnt now come into the lug hole...simple to file a wee tad off end if it is. everytime I see photos of that rifle it comfirms its been looked after or had a much gentler life than mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    IF your bolt is now dificult to close...check the screw hasnt now come into the lug hole...simple to file a wee tad off end if it is. everytime I see photos of that rifle it comfirms its been looked after or had a much gentler life than mine.
    Only problem is now I want one in 270
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyb View Post
    Only problem is now I want one in 270
    You'll upset a few if you own a rifle in each of the two "hopeless" calibres. Use them both without too much drama or let downs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetawa View Post
    You'll upset a few if you own a rifle in each of the two "hopeless" calibres. Use them both without too much drama or let downs.
    Yeah probably better off clubbing animals to death with the buttstock........plus side I'll save heaps on ammo

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    Well success, put 4 rounds fon the range today easily half MOA
    very very pleased. ...didn't even have to adjust the scope.
    No pics as was in a hurry to go for a hunt, hope to put some more rounds down it tomorrow.
    Shit it feeds effortlessly I was standing holding it with the bolt open, leand forward and the bold slid shut and chambered a round
    Just with gravity shit that's slick
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    Nice, I rode past as you were sighting in, glad it is working well. Hope you got some hunting in before the rain/drizzle hit.

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    great result.enjoy it.
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