Accuracy is awesome.....great out to 600yds. True, that the muzzle blast will be, uh, noticable, but .243 is not a quiet round anyway, no matter how long the barrel is. a couple years ago I bought a Remington VTR .243 Win. The balance of light recoil and versatility as both a varmint and big game cartridge quickly led to the .243 being one of the most popular rifle chamberings in the world. Blackpowder Mortar & Cannon by Seacoast Artillery, Hand Loading Rifles & Handguns by Diamond K Brass, VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. It might be wise to ask if a tight bore will increase velocity. Come join the discussion about hunting, fishing, survival, archery gunsmithing, optics, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more! Note: This item is currently on indefinite backorder. The rifle is plenty accurate at 100 yards but I was wondering if I would be better off trade it off or having it rebarreled with a longer barrel if I needed to make a longer shot ? Wayne Van Zwoll fired alot (1000's) of rounds to determine optimal barrel length for many cartridges. Use it...my pet load is the 88gr High BC FB Berger with 44gr of 100V with a CCI BR primer,Lapua or Win brass). barrel. Nonetheless, there was considerable experimental work by Winchester and the government as to barrel twist rates, velocities, bullet weights, profiles, etc. 5/8-24 threaded muzzle, Barrel diameter .750 at gas block seat, with extension and pin. actually drop off does not occur at the length of the H&R factory barrel, it's not long enough in the 243 barrels, so no need to have that in the thought process. In my experience, a .243 Winchester with a 20" barrel will absoulutely do what you want to do. I dodn't know if the poor trajectory was from velocity loss because of the short barrel or if the ammo was just not loaded up to advertised velocity, but I was very dissappointed. .243 Winchester (18-Inch Barrel) Warning! 40/50 FPS is a significant drop. When I was 14 years old, just before starting high school in 1963, I bought a Savage 99E chambered for .243 Winchester. TrustLogo("https://rockriverarms.com/assets/img/positivessl_trust_seal_md_167x42.png", "CL1", "none"); CLICK FOR LAR-8/.308 COMPATIBILITY INFORMATION. Give new shooters a rifle built to fit them and ready to shoot, right out of the box, with the AXIS XP Compact. Re: 24 or 26 inch barrel for .243 I you dont plan to shoot very often past 700 yards I would go 18 inches. Bottom line is you will probly lose alittle vel., but if your not shooting to max. 100% satisfied - James, TX Winchester 80gr factory is my standard as I got given a ton of it hence why I baught a 243 ... Normal factory ammo and you well under gunned out of a 16 inch barrel in a 243 past 250m-270m Last edited by deer243; 13-04-2016 at 11:09 PM. You do realize that you will need to recrown your barrel though. 26" is great for a 25-06 & 24" works well. In another article he talked about how he preferred short barrels. It's topped with a factory-mounted, boresighted 3-9x40mm Weaver® scope. Half inch group or less. BARRELS. This rifle features a 20 inch light contour barrel that is drilled and tapped for scope bases. P.O. It comes witha 20" barrel, and produces 1/2 MOA groups on a regular basis, which is on par with my 24" barrel .243 varmint rifle. "Well respected shooter Wayne Van Zwoll reported his recomendations for barrel length as follows, 22" barrels: .222, .223, .250 sav., .300 sav., 308 win., .450 Marlin. (With small modifications, the 6mm Lee Navy was the parent case for the .220 Swift that Winchester introduced in 1935.) I will be rebarreling my .243 to a .308 switch barrel with a 26" Bartlein barrel to get the most out of the new Hornady 178 BTHP Superformance load. Email Address * ... .243 Win 1:9 - SS - Lothar Walther .243 Win - 1:10 - CM .243 Win - 1:10 - SS .260 Remington - 1:9 – CM .260 Remington - 1:9 - SS Beautiful barrel! LAR-8M .243 Win 20 Inch Stainless Steel Barrel, Fluted, Threaded, with Extension and Pin ITEM #: 243A0222F. I spent all summer lifting hay bales to earn the $$$. A older friend had a .30-06 and I told him although his '06 had more power my .243 shot a lot flatter. It checks out pretty close to me for the rounds I have used. HOWA 1500 BLUED 243 WIN MULTI CAM ... Negrini Case with orange HOWA Logo $ 99.00; HOWA 1500 MINI ACTION U/L 7.62X39 20 INCH STANLESS THREADED KRYPTEK HIGHLANDER/RAID STOCK $ 895.00; Howa Barrelled Action Varmint 308 20 INCH Blued Threaded ... 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