Start reloading, he will eventually if he does this long enough.They don't. I would never do an AI. If he gets his reloading gear up he will be fine with a .243. Or if until then he pays a little more for some factory ammo.
Start reloading, he will eventually if he does this long enough.
AI can be really fun, but there are definitely diminishing returns to that effort. It does look sexy as hell, though.
ILl look for it.Someone here in the NE opened an ammunition boutique. Search recent threads.
8tw at 26” that will accommodate the 105 should find that nice spot just up from 3000. These folks sound like they want to load em for guys like you the OP.
I went the same direction. My go-to guns are a .308 and a 7mm-08. They're easy.He will in June from his original post.
Anything that needs to be fireformed is a no go right out of the gate for me. Too much trouble and not going to worry that much about finding brass at matches.
I’ve certainly never gotten a 243win or AI to 2000 rounds without losing velocity. I used to rebarrel my 243win/AI bench rifle at 750-1000. Even running less powder than 243win, I don’t get over 1200 with 6 creeds before velocity starts falling off.Yeah that's not true. Maybe double that number.
Fast shot strings/heat normally found in PRS will do that.I tried H1000 on promises it would double barrel life over H4350. I lost speed at higher pressures. I could run 2 grn under max with H4350 and run faster, so I gave up on that particular legend (24” barrel 6CM). Two years ago I shot 40.5grn H4350 only running about 2900 trying to stretch barrel life - still dumped at 1200. I burned a dozen 243win and AI barrels over a bench, none got anywhere close to 2,000 (more manageable with sighters and less volume). I was out of them by 1,000-1100 (not counting setting back). I’m not trusting a 6 creed barrel for PRS past 1400. I hear guys talk about going 2000-3000 with a 6 creed, a guy at the PRS Midwest Regional even told me he was 1900 running H4350. No idea what curse I have, but I’m not getting past 1400 before the wheels are coming off.
Either way, even if a guy could get to 2,000, it’s still not long to get out of a barrel if a guy is actually shooting matches. Half dozen or so regional/clubs and a few 2 days with even minimal practice, and you’re out of a barrel in a season.
... which was the point I made at the beginning of this divergence....Barrel a season is part of the game if you run 6mms or even some others. 2000 rounds is a respectable amount for a 6mm barrel. This is also the reason people who compete have multiple rifles and/or have 2 or 3 barrels spun onto an action at a time so if one goes you can swap over. This is nothing new. Neither is lots of fire in matches. It's actually come down as most times now it's only 10 shots per stage.
My 6mm are straight match rifles. I practice with my .308, .223 or .22lr. That also helps save barrel life for only matches.