There seems to be growing interest among our ranks in shooting smaller calibers. Much of the attention has been directed to the 223 and 22-250. This is a good thing as John A, Joe B and others have been providing some real education for me, at least. Rather than following directly in their foot prints I have decided to try to use a 243 Win for this summers matches. There is precedent as our National Champion about 10 years ago used a 243. I believe Paul Pollard and his son are also using a 243.
I have 2-243 Win rifles which will qualify in the Hunter class. Being neither a machinist nor a skilled artisan I prefer to work with over the counter rifles. I am telling you this because some of you, more skilled than I, are going to offer advice that I do not have the skills or tools to implement. What I will share is an unedited pursuit of acceptable accuracy from a rifle I already own.