.243 AI magazine questions

Discussion in '6PPC, 6-6.5x47, 6XC, 6 Rem, 243' started by Rem6br, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. Rem6br

    Rem6br

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    I'm preparing to do a custom build and gonna do a .243 AI or 6 SLR with an 8 twist brux and a custom short Action repeater with a rem 700 footprint. I would like to shoot the 115 dtac or maybe the 105 Berger vld .I'm thinking they are gonna be too long for a standard bdl type mag box without seating them too far into the case and I don't want to be into the neck/shoulder junction with the bearing surface.can anyone that shoots these bullets in these cartridges give me some info on options for a magazine?
    Thanks
     
  2. fredo

    fredo Silver $$ Contributor

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    I shot 115DTACs @ 2.850" in my old .243WinMatch from an AICS magazine & DBM. If you remove the front plate inside the mag, you'd get another ~.100" wiggle room...
    As for an AI, my .22-243AI has the same detachable magazine setup, and those little, sharp shouldered missles feed/cycle just fine...
    Lots of good AICS based DBMs to choose from...APA, Badger, CDI, Curtis, Hawkins, Seekins, Surgeon, PT&G, etc. Pick one that has the features you'd like that's in your price range, and you'll be good to go!
     
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  3. 243Lapua

    243Lapua

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    Make sure your action is set up for long bullets. Sometimes there is the issue of the normal 700 Rem footprint. I use accurate mag brand which are already set up for extended bullets. And I have a Stealth Trigger guard from PT&G. Minor magazine lip adjustmrnt had to be done also for proper feeding issue. Good luck with your project do your research and shoot straight.
     
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  4. Rem6br

    Rem6br

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    Thanks for the guidance guys! I have decided to go with a defiance machine rebel
    medium action for this build. I will check the mag options posted.
     
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  5. Dgd6mm

    Dgd6mm

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    I have ran 2.860" length with 115 DTAC in my AI, Accurate mag, Alpha II mags. No issues at all.
     
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