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Offline Bugs

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Best powder for .243
« Reply #15 on: 04:35 PM, 11/04/12 »
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  • I currently mess with a half dozen different .243's and have had many more come and go over the years. .   for bullets from 80 to 90 grains, I keep going back to H414 / ww760.


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    Best powder for .243
    « Reply #16 on: 10:27 PM, 11/09/12 »
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  • with 105gr target bullets....
    H4350 is my go-to powder even though it does not fill the case.
    H4831sc has worked well and fillls the case.
    I had no luck with VV N160....would try VV N165 instead...but sticking to Hodgdon at this point.

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    Best powder for .243
    « Reply #17 on: 11:32 PM, 11/09/12 »
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  • +1 for IMR4831 its just a hair faster than h4831 and its fill the case and the recoil doesnt feel very sharp. its more of a soft roll effect
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    Best powder for .243
    « Reply #18 on: 08:53 AM, 11/10/12 »
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  • I had some pretty excellent results from Reloder 17 and 95 grain bergers in a short barrelled hunting rifle.

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    Best powder for .243
    « Reply #19 on: 09:01 AM, 11/12/12 »
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    +1 for Hybrid 100V

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    Savage Action, Criterion 1-8 Barrel

    Have used every bullet and powder combination recommended (and more than a few that were not) in the .243 over the years but this load is one of the best I have ever tried.

    95g Sierra Match King
    43.5 H100V MAX LOAD
    Winchester Neck Sized Brass
    Federal 210 Primer
    OAL=2.850"
    "Bughole" Accuracy

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    Best powder for .243
    « Reply #20 on: 04:41 PM, 11/12/12 »
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  • I have had great luck in 3 of my 243's with RL22 and 105amax. All 3 guns like almost the same charge of RL22. I have another one i use for yotes and she likes H4350 with 87Vmax.
    The LESS you EXPECT in the beginning the LESS you will be DISAPPOINTED in the end.


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    Best powder for .243
    « Reply #21 on: 02:39 PM, 11/16/12 »
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  • Thanks for all the info fellas!  Just trying to figure out what most people have good results with.  I don't want to have to buy a bunch of different powders.  Looks like I'm down to 3  ???

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    Best powder for .243
    « Reply #22 on: 07:41 PM, 11/16/12 »
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  • H4831sc with the 105-108's and or RE-17 worked good too.

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    « Reply #23 on: 04:13 PM, 12/02/12 »
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  • Started with 107 smk and h1000 47g I think.. I would work up to that. Now I found using berger 115 vld that rl-25 is getting the speed I was wanting with good results in accuracy...Also for the 95g pills I always liked Imr 4350 and then found vv n560 got better speed with less pressure and loved that powder.. 1-8 hart at 27"..

    Long time shooter beginning my road into precision!

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    Best powder for .243
    « Reply #24 on: 04:54 PM, 12/02/12 »
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  • H414 for me 85gr to 95grs bullets.

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    « Reply #25 on: 07:05 PM, 12/05/12 »
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  • Wow maybe im the only guy pushing 105's with Rl 22. Gee maybe i should of kept my secret to myself. ; :-X :-X :-X :-X
    The LESS you EXPECT in the beginning the LESS you will be DISAPPOINTED in the end.

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    Best powder for .243
    « Reply #26 on: 09:58 PM, 12/06/12 »
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  • Dont belive all the negative on 243 barrel life. True...it's not the best of the 6mm family, but if carefully shot, cooled and maintained....you'll be good for a long time unless you are a BR shooter. My factory Rem 700s are 1 in 9.125 twist so they scream for the 95-100 gr range. I've tried many different powder combos and H4350 or IMR4350 is hard to beat. Actually, IMR 4064 shot darn good, but stretched cases a bit too fast. I grown to be really fond of my 243s. Those heavier 6mm bullets buck the wind really well.

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    Best powder for .243
    « Reply #27 on: 10:41 AM, 12/09/12 »
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  • My M77 .243 loves Varget with a 58gr V-max.
    Everything is a good idea until it goes bad.

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    « Reply #28 on: 12:18 PM, 12/09/12 »
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  • Normally powders in the 4350 range work very well. All the 4350 variants, H-414, ww760.

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    Best powder for .243
    « Reply #29 on: 03:22 PM, 12/09/12 »
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  • I had good luck with Retumbo and the heavies...don't remember the load anymore though. I was using it because I had a 7 mag at the time and it worked well in both calibers.


     

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