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#5545832 - 01/15/15 08:25 PM Phoenix Custom 243 AI
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Just got my rifle from Keith Johns at Phoenix Custom Rifles today and wanted to show it off a little. The specs are
Rem 700 action
Bartlein m24 contour
1 in 7.5" twist @ 22"
PCR bolt shroud mod
PTG stealth bottom metal
Mcmillan a5
Egw hd 20 moa base
Barreled action is cerakoted FDE and stock is PCR camo.
Here are a couple pics.
The scope and rings are loaners from a different rifle until I get my new one.





If anyone is looking for a build, I highly recommend Phoenix Custom Rifles. They have some of the best customer service I have seen and build a very nice rifle. I will put a range report up this weekend when I get the chance to shoot it.
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#5545848 - 01/15/15 08:33 PM Re: Phoenix Custom 243 AI [Re: brock2013]
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Excellent combination. up

What bullet will you be using, and do you have to fireform all of your brass?
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#5545851 - 01/15/15 08:34 PM Re: Phoenix Custom 243 AI [Re: brock2013]
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I plan on using Berger 105 VLDs. And yes Im gonna fireform first before I work up a load.
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#5545852 - 01/15/15 08:35 PM Re: Phoenix Custom 243 AI [Re: brock2013]
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Awesome rifle. up

Walter

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#5545855 - 01/15/15 08:36 PM Re: Phoenix Custom 243 AI [Re: brock2013]
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Originally Posted By: brock2013
I plan on using Berger 105 VLDs. And yes Im gonna fireform first before I work up a load.


So I bid.......3150 fps

Gonna be awesome to shoot!
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#5545862 - 01/15/15 08:39 PM Re: Phoenix Custom 243 AI [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: brock2013
I plan on using Berger 105 VLDs. And yes Im gonna fireform first before I work up a load.


So I bid.......3150 fps

Gonna be awesome to shoot!


You think I could get that much out of it?
I was guessing closer to about 2950-3000 with the 22" barrel
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#5545870 - 01/15/15 08:42 PM Re: Phoenix Custom 243 AI [Re: brock2013]
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Nice rifle Brock up
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#5545872 - 01/15/15 08:42 PM Re: Phoenix Custom 243 AI [Re: brock2013]
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What powder do you plan on running?

Walter

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#5545873 - 01/15/15 08:42 PM Re: Phoenix Custom 243 AI [Re: brock2013]
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But it's A.I.

Fill it rounded off full with H-4350, wipe off the top with the spine of a knife, and seat a bullet. I kid, I kid.

Walter is over the 3k mark with a standard 243.
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#5545876 - 01/15/15 08:43 PM Re: Phoenix Custom 243 AI [Re: brock2013]
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I really thought hard of going with the ai. But alas I hate case prep so one more step killed it for me.

Walter

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#5545888 - 01/15/15 08:47 PM Re: Phoenix Custom 243 AI [Re: wburke2010]
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Originally Posted By: wburke2010
What powder do you plan on running?

Walter


Most likely varget if it will shoot it. I have a few pounds on hand so I'm gonna try that first.

Originally Posted By: wburke2010
I really thought hard of going with the ai. But alas I hate case prep so one more step killed it for me.

Walter

I hate it too but I wanted to squeeze a little more speed out of the shorter barrel.
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#5545969 - 01/15/15 09:25 PM Re: Phoenix Custom 243 AI [Re: brock2013]
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I would leave varget alone. It's way too fast for a 243, much less an A.I.

Look at h4831sc, h1000, and rl23.

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#5545976 - 01/15/15 09:29 PM Re: Phoenix Custom 243 AI [Re: brock2013]
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Originally Posted By: 6.5x47Lapua
I would leave varget alone. It's way too fast for a 243, much less an A.I.

Look at h4831sc, h1000, and rl23.


Everyone else I have talked to about it has said with the 22" barrel to use a fast burning powder like varget, 4350, or RL-15.
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#5545985 - 01/15/15 09:33 PM Re: Phoenix Custom 243 AI [Re: brock2013]
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Originally Posted By: brock2013
Originally Posted By: 6.5x47Lapua
I would leave varget alone. It's way too fast for a 243, much less an A.I.

Look at h4831sc, h1000, and rl23.


Everyone else I have talked to about it has said with the 22" barrel to use a fast burning powder like varget, 4350, or RL-15.


Interesting. I would assume you would hit pressure long before you got a 105 over 2800 fps. Seems like the case would only be 3/4 full too.

Let us know how varget works out.

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#5546040 - 01/15/15 10:01 PM Re: Phoenix Custom 243 AI [Re: brock2013]
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That's a great looking rifle!!! +1 on the Varget. Take the Hodgdon data on the regular 243 Win with a 105 bullet (see link below). It shows 2769 fps with only 33 grains of powder. If you use H1000 and bump it up to 46 grains, you yield about 2930 fps, a 161 fps gain. And this is with a standard 243 with a smaller volume of powder, not the AI case. The difference would be even greater with the AI running the faster burning Varget compared to H1000. Would Varget work in the AI round. Sure. But why would you go to the extent to fire form a hot rod AI round, and then run a powder that doesn't even come close to utilizing the AI case? That makes as much sense as a football bat. Push the AI round with H1000, R25, Retumbo for top performance. Even 4831 would be better than Varget. Just my $.02.

http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/rifle
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