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.243 win, AMAX versus Matchking...

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Unread 01-05-2006, 09:22 AM
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Re: .243 win, AMAX versus Matchking...

green 788 ,
What velocity are you getting with 48.5 gns of Retumbo and the 105 A Max ?

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I was going to ask the same thing because I have found that using powders slower than IMR7828SC cause vel. decrease. The 243 case just isn't big enough to use the slower powders
.270 Ackley improved 29 inch 1.250 dia. target barrel 7mm STW 28 inch 1.250 target barrel. I also love my .458 mag for varmints and the biggest game in the world.
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    Unread 01-05-2006, 08:44 PM
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    Re: .243 win, AMAX versus Matchking...

    I'm getting 2925 from a 24" Douglas barrel. I tried IMR 4831, but found pressure signs well before 2900 fps. I have not tried IMR 4350, but might in the future. I may also give RL19 a test run.

    That Retumbo charge is very compressed, but it seems to be consistent. I found that ES went down (tighter vertical spread at extreme range) with CCI 250 magnum primers.

    I do have some 107 SMK's I'm going to try. I don't know if I can get them above 2900 fps with my barrel or not, but it'll be interesting...

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    Unread 01-13-2006, 11:18 PM
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    Re: .243 win, AMAX versus Matchking...

    i'm getting 3000+ out of my 24" rem barrel with the 105's, they seem to be great so far. (47gr. H-1000) i'm going to try h-414 tomorrow
    I have two guns, one for the each of ya
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