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243 winchester accuracy load?

I an new here and recently acquired a mint pre 64 model 70 in 243 winchester varmit version with a 26" barrel. I am looking for a good handloading data for Berger Bullets and would appreciate any info from you exsperienced handloaders. email is bowman@hickorytech.net Thanks, Ron.
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    Re: 243 winchester accuracy load?

    Do you know the twist rate? My 26 inch Rem is a 9 1/4. Mine shoots 100/105/107 grains very well. I have been usinf 7828 ssc R-22 and the hodgdon hybr 100V. I'm waiting for a break in the rain to test the new Hodgdon superperformance.


    I've kind of settled in on about .008 off the lands. I also only use nickle brass and just neck sizing. The speed sweet spot me seems to be right over 3100 fps
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    My twist rate is 10 in 1 and thought maybe RL 22 or imr 3031 maybe Varget with the lighter bullets. Just bought some 105 grn Berger vlds I am going to try. Ron.
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    Re: 243 winchester accuracy load?

    My previous 243 was a 10 twist. I never bought lighter than 70 gr hp's Varget, h414, IMR 4350 R-19 maybe even R-17 I bought bulk bullets like 1000 TNT 70 & 75 gr hp 1000 80 Spbt's Nosler sells a nice 87 gr hpbt

    look up hodgdon load data and most barrel manufactures give a bullt weight and twist rate for every caliber.
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    Re: 243 winchester accuracy load?

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    I an new here and recently acquired a mint pre 64 model 70 in 243 winchester varmit version with a 26" barrel. I am looking for a good handloading data for Berger Bullets and would appreciate any info from you exsperienced handloaders. email is bowman@hickorytech.net Thanks, Ron.

    I am using a Tikka T3 Super Varmint with a 1 in 10 twist 20" barrel and am getting 0.5" groups at 200yds with;

    Lapua Brass
    Federal 210 primers
    37.5 grains Varget
    Seated 1-2 thou off the lands.
    3030fps
    Nightforce 5.5-22 x 56 Scope.

    I have taken dozens of 400yd+ rabbits with this load.
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    Re: 243 winchester accuracy load?

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    I am using a Tikka T3 Super Varmint with a 1 in 10 twist 20" barrel and am getting 0.5" groups at 200yds with;

    Lapua Brass
    Federal 210 primers
    37.5 grains Varget
    Seated 1-2 thou off the lands.
    3030fps
    Nightforce 5.5-22 x 56 Scope.

    I have taken dozens of 400yd+ rabbits with this load.
    What bullet?

    Tank
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    Re: 243 winchester accuracy load?

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    What bullet?

    Tank
    Sorry Tank

    80grain Berger Flat Base Varmint.
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