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Jul 15th, 2018 at 2:17pm
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Hi all, Im thinking of shortening my 243 down a bit for a little more ease of use in the bush. Are any of you out there loading for a sub 20 inch barrel and still achieving over 3000 fps?
  
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Re: Shortened 243
Reply #1 - Jul 15th, 2018 at 4:06pm
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I have a Remington Model 7 in .243 with factory standard 18 inch barrel.

I'm loading 95 gr Targex projectiles with AR2209 and achieving 2921 fps which does the job just nicely  Cool

If you loaded 85 gr Sierra HPBT or 87 gr Hornady SP which are two top class projectiles then your speed will go up.

If you use a suppressor then your speed will also go up as opposed to without one.

With all of the above combined then yep... you'll shoot 3000+ plus but speed isn't everything.
  

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Reply #2 - Jul 22nd, 2018 at 1:45pm
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Youre right 7/10s speed isnt everything. How far have you stretched the legs on your 243 go with the 95gr pills?
  
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Reply #3 - Jul 22nd, 2018 at 7:24pm
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My little Model 7 only has a 1-4x20 and was only used for bush hunting but it's zeroed out to 200 mtrs

Send "BC", "TJ" or "X poacher yeah right" here on the forum a PM and ask for their experiences and they'll tell you there's as they'll have far more experience with using the .243 at longer range.
  

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