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243 accuracy question

I have a savage 110 243 and it's not very accurate! Let's start with I changed the scope, it wasn't accurate with the old scope either, I am shooting a nosler load out of the book with a 55 grain bullet and 40 grains of 3031 powder. It shoots about a 4" group at 100 yards off of a rest. I'm trying to figure out where to start looking for problems. I free floated the barrel and that didn't help, and it was touching the stock. Any help is appreciated thanks mike
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Re: 243 accuracy question

The 55 grainer is an awfully short bullet. Maybe it doesn't agree with your rifle's twist rate.

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Re: 243 accuracy question

Try switching to IMR 4350 power, I use 44.5 gr behind a 75GR Vmax. 55 grain bullet is a little small for caliber, you may find a load but it will probably take a lot of work at the bench and range.

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It also was a bit windy the day i was shooting about 15 to 20 mph wind. Is that enough to throw that bullet off in 100 yards? And this gun wasn't exactly accurate with factory ammo it would shoot about a 2" group at 100 yards. I think I have a gun problem more than ammo.
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Re: 243 accuracy question

go buy a box of 80 grain rem corelokts and see how they shoot. i'll bet pretty good.

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I'm shooting 55 grain for coyotes that's the only reason I went so light on the bullet.
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I shoot the 55s for groundhogs and get excellent accuracy out if my savage using h100v give it a shot
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You can use a heavier bullet for Coyotes..Try some of the Sierra or Barnes bullets which are highly accurate...Some rifles in 243 have accuracy problems especially with the shorter barrels..
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Re: 243 accuracy question

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I'm shooting 55 grain for coyotes that's the only reason I went so light on the bullet.
That's all good. But maybe try a heavier, more stable bullet just to establish an accuracy baseline. If the gun won't shoot those......time to look elsewhere for your trouble. If it will, then you know you just need to fine tune your 55 grain load.

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It also was a bit windy the day i was shooting about 15 to 20 mph wind. Is that enough to throw that bullet off in 100 yards? And this gun wasn't exactly accurate with factory ammo it would shoot about a 2" group at 100 yards. I think I have a gun problem more than ammo.
That's a better group than the re loads.I agree with pumpgun, try the core-lokts! If that doesn't work i was told that JB bore compound does wonders for barrels.
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