PWB· Premium Member
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I'm thinking of purchasing a rifle in .243 Winchester...I've been doing a bit of research and I just want to double check my facts...from what I've studied so far it seems that lighter grain bullets (65-85 gr.) preform better with slower twist rates and heaver grain bullets (90-105) preform better with faster twist rates...preformance being accuracy. According to their websites Savage twist rate listed on their 243's is 9.25, Remington 9 1/8, and Ruger 1:9...Weatherby's are 1:10, Browning's are 1:10 and Kimber's are 1:12. I'll be using the rifle for target shooting and hunting (whitetail deer..ranges within 250 yrds) and will be reloading my own ammo...since I'm planning to use the rifle to hunt with I will be using 100-107 grain bullets...that being said does that leave rifles with twist rates 1:10 or faster as my best selection for a .243 rifle...for those of you that are experienced with the .243 what are your opinions and experiences...I'm leaning towards a Savage model rifle but if the 9.25 twist is not best suited for the heavier bullets then I'll have to go with something else....all comments are appreciated.