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Thread: Aussie building a 243AI. Hello from over the ditch.

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    Aussie building a 243AI. Hello from over the ditch.

    Hello all, I'm Luke and I live in Far North Qld Australlia.

    I am currently building a 243AI on a Sako 85 action using one of your amazing True-FLite tubes. I'm pretty excited to be honest.


    I have been sneaking around on this site for years because it is relevant to what I do and I like the information found here.

    I have hunted a couple of times in NZ and will absolutely be back as soon as the world settles down a bit..

    Anyway, I look forward to learning from you all and thank you in advance.

    Luke
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    Welcome Luke. Your going to love the ackey, Ivee been shooting 243AI most of my life and its still one of my favourate cals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaco Goosen View Post
    Welcome Luke. Your going to love the ackey, Ivee been shooting 243AI most of my life and its still one of my favourate cals.
    Jaco that's awesome news. I am totally new to the chambering so I have a LOT to learn.

    I am neck turning some new Lapua brass today, I probably don't need to but I am doing it anyway whilst I wait for the build to be finished.

    Any advice or experience you can offer would be truly valuable.

    I will probably put up a post in a more relevant section but will search a bit first.

    Regards and thanks.

    Luke

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimms2 View Post
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    ...Or, I believe the aussie translation is "suuup caaaaant"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke777 View Post
    Jaco that's awesome news. I am totally new to the chambering so I have a LOT to learn.

    I am neck turning some new Lapua brass today, I probably don't need to but I am doing it anyway whilst I wait for the build to be finished.

    Any advice or experience you can offer would be truly valuable.

    I will probably put up a post in a more relevant section but will search a bit first.

    Regards and thanks.

    Luke
    Have you got detail on the neck of your Smith's reamer? If not I'd hold fire on turning until you do.
    243AI is a cool calibre. I ran mine with 2217 and 105A-max. Really accurate.
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