I would not want a 243 with a muzzle brake. The brake will send the muzzle blast right back at you. No need for it.
I would shop for another rifle. Look at the Winchesters, Rugers, Kimbers etc.
I have a 243 with a 22" barrel and it performs fine.
I just bought one and didnt look on line until after i bought it and found nothing but bad reveiws 80% of them. That disapointed me well i went to the range yesterday and shot my new 243 vtr I sighted it in with win. 100 grn at 100 yards and shot a 1/2 in. group Then switched to the hornaday 58 grn. sst my first two shots were one hole i shot several thight clover leaf groups with some one holes THE GUN SHOT AWSOME RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX WITH A 3X9 NIKON BUCKMASTER SCOPE. ONE HOLERS RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX AT A 100 YARDS HELLO WHAT A GUN. The people that wrote bad reveiws need to learn how to breath and shoot proper its not the gun or the amo. I recomand this gun the groups were still tight with a warm barrel.Nice design rem.Does anyone have knowledge with the Rem. 700 VTR in .243 Win. ? How is the accuracy? Another concern of mine is the 22" barrel with muzzle brake seems that it might fall short in the velosity department.
the same with this gun i shoot one holers at a 100 with it 20in barrel hello if you cant shoot this gun acurate the problem is the person doing the shooting not the gun. Awsome guni'm trying to imagine the need for a muzzle brake on calibers like the 223, 243, or even the 308. Since it is porting the gas straight up, is the idea to improve accuracy, in some way? Hard to imagine much better accuracy than my dad gets with his standard model 700 bdl, in 243. One hole is one hole...
hello were shooting guns here not bb guns. You should try a bow if the noise bothers youi have a vtr in 223 and it shoots awesome, almost anything you get from remington is going to be a shooter. Not a huge fan of the brake though, seems to me that none of the cartridges the vtr is chambered for really require a brake and just make the gun unnecessarily loud.
i WARE HEARING PROTECTION MYSELF AND THE GUN SHOOTS ONE HOLERS RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX AT 100 YARDS WITH A 20 IN. BARREL THIS GUN SHOOTS VERY ACURATE IF YOU CAN SHOOT, IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS, ITS NOT THE GUN, hEARING PROTECTION IS RECUIRED AT THE GUN RANGES I GO TWO. AND THERE ARE A LOT LOUDER GUNS SHOOTING THERE THEN THE LITTLE VTR 243.It will still direct far more blast at your ears. Its not needed either.
I would not take a gun with one for nothing.
have to agree with broom becareful about loading heavy. i found the most accurate is the lighter loads and some even lighter than 1 or two grains.Individual rifles will vary: Do not presume you "need" to load bullets hot in your new rifle just because someone else found that to be the case. In fact, the conventional logic is that the most accurate loads, with slower powders in the 243, typically come at 1 or 2 grains below max. Consult a recent reloading manual and stick with documented loads.
Most every barrel will shoot better with a little fouling than they will with a clean cold bore. Shooting for groups, with a clean bore at the start of every group, is usually going to be an exercise in frustration.