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Kimber 243

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Has anyone has any experience with 55 gr Ballistic Tip bullets in a 243? It is a 1 in 10 twist. Starting to experiment with this round in this caliber a bit.
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My old Ruger 77 really didn't like the 55g V-max. But shot great when I move up to 70g or heavier. Could just be a Ruger thing though ;).
About all I've got for you!

Off hand, I don't even remember what powder or charge weight, sorry.
My 243 is a commercial FN 98 Mauser with a Douglas barrel, and it doesn't like heavy bullets - like 100gr. It shoots well with Sierra 85gr Game Kings (HP) and just loves 70gr Sierra Blitz Kings.
I have three 243's but I use the 75HP Sierra and 85HPBT Sierra only in all three.
I tried some back a few years ago but could never get them to group better or even close to the serria 60gr. As a matter of fact I still have some of them some place around here. I think that they are just too short to get a good group. I also have a 10 twist
I have 3 10 twist and 1 9 twist none will shoot anything liter than 68 worth a darn.
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