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I recently bought a remington seven sinthetic in .243 on which I mounted a bauscb & lomb 2.5 x 8 compact scope. At first I experienced very poor grouping, 4 inch at 100 yards with remington 100 gr pointed soft point.
I then tried the same bullet except in FEDRAL and RWS which brought the group down to a 6 shot group of under 1 inch and as I now wish to reload I would like to hear some recomendations for this rifle.
ps any opinions on scope choise for deer hunting with this rig.
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.243 Win loads

Hi, Vento!

Congratulations on having a fine light-weight rifle!

That .243 Winchester caliber is my favorite deer/varmint combo.

As far as favorite accurate loads go, you probably have to start fresh to find what shoots best in the short, light and whippy barrel. Light, short barrels tend to have their unique vibration nodes and make for picky ammo combination. As I write this, I'm looking at two take-off barrels from M700 lightweight actions that the owners were unhappy with. Not accurate to please them, I guess.

I'd try the classic powder and bullet combinations starting with 70, 85, and 100 grain spitzer and boattail bullets and the medium/slow powders: IMR series, Winchester, and Accurate powders. Be conservative and go with the recommended starting loads. I would estimate a minimum of 20 rounds in each powder/bullet combination to narrow down the best shooters.

Best of Luck, and have fun!
 

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I used to have one in .243 that didn't like the heavier bullets but would shoot the 80g. pills under a half inch, and once a .469. My M-7 in .260 likes the 140g., go figure.
 

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Model Seven

Hello Vento...
I have a stainless synthetic in 243 also. Found that Federal Premiums in 100gr will put 3 shots in 5/8" right out of the box. This was good enough for a deer rifle,so haven't done any hand loads for it. Mounted a silverSimmons 3-9 Prohunter on it. Sure is a great carry rifle for this ole guy.
 
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