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Offline AdamJ

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« on: 08:09 PM, 06/25/11 »
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  • What are some of the favorite varmint loads for 55-65 gr bullets.  Mainly yote, but possibly use on PDs.  Thanks


    Offline featherweight

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    « Reply #1 on: 07:40 AM, 06/26/11 »
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  • 48 grains of H380 behind a 55 grain Ballistic Tip works well for me, 3850 fps and 1/2" at 100.
    45 grains of the same powder behind a 60 grain HP gives me around 3600 fps if memory serves me and a tad over 1" at 200 yards on a windy day.

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    « Reply #2 on: 06:13 PM, 06/27/11 »
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  • 45 grains of H380 behind a 60 grain HP gave me 3595 fps and a .773" group at 200 yards yesterday.


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    « Reply #3 on: 11:46 AM, 06/28/11 »
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  • I have had the best accuracy with my 243 when using IMR 4350 and Fed. match primers with most bullet weights. I  mostly shoot bullets of 70 to 75 grains at varmints.
    Gary

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    « Reply #4 on: 12:19 PM, 07/02/11 »
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  • My Rem 788's pet jacketed varmint load is the Hornady 75 grain V-Max atop 45.0 grains of WW-760.  WLR primers, seated with .025" of leade clearance.  3400-3425 FPS.  .5-.7 MOA to 300 yards, if I do my part.  The rifle is box-stock. 

    The same rifle also dotes on the RCBS 95 SP cast bullet.  These I seat to lightly engrave the leade.  12.0 grains of Alliant 2400 gives 1750-1775 FPS and .8-1.25 MOA very reliably, to 200 yards.  Lyman #245496 does almost as well with the same load.  WLR primers in all loads.


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    « Reply #5 on: 08:04 PM, 07/03/11 »
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  • My model 70 with a wilson 1 in 9 likes 44.8 gr. of H-4350sc with the hornady 87 gr. v-max in weighed and sorted ww case with fed primers seated .020 off lands. Velocity is right at 3300 fps. and groups around 1/2" give or take a little when conditions are good.
    « Last Edit: 08:06 PM, 07/03/11 by swampshooter »


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    « Reply #6 on: 04:25 PM, 07/04/11 »
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  • found a load that shoots pretty good 44 gr of h4895 under 55 BK, chrono's 3850 ave and shoots in the hi .3s-lo.4s.  The ES/SD on a 5 rd string was 109/42.  I know pretty ugly, enough to make kittens cry.  44.5 grn H4895 shot 3845 ave and ES/SD of 42/16.xx, good enough for a coyote load and it shot real good also.

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    « Reply #7 on: 07:53 PM, 07/13/11 »
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  •  Don't rule out Varget, My 1in14" twist AI version loves it. Pushing a 60 gr. Berger to 4168 fps.
    "That which does not destroy me, has made a huge tactical error"

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    « Reply #8 on: 08:43 AM, 07/16/11 »
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  • I have been using win 760 with a fed 210 with bullet weights in this range for many years.  Accuracy will be right at a max load for your rifle.

    Offline Sully2

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    « Reply #9 on: 12:20 PM, 07/21/11 »
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  • I have been using win 760 with a fed 210 with bullet weights in this range for many years.  Accuracy will be right at a max load for your rifle.

    Ive been reloading since the early 70's..although not for a .243...but I have NEVER seen that occur.  "Best accuracy at Max load..???"

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    « Reply #10 on: 02:45 PM, 07/21/11 »
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  • When I was shooting a std. 243, most accurate load with Sierra 60HP was the same as Keith's......about 48gr/760 which is right up near book max.   Velocity was 3800.  Very accurate and would just demolish jackrabbits and prairie dogs.

    Offline WyleWD

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    « Reply #11 on: 05:51 AM, 07/22/11 »
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  • +2 On keith candler's load on ww760.  Been using that powder in my 243's since the mid 70's.  Excellent results with 60-85gr bullets.WD


     

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