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Unread 05-22-2011, 09:55 PM
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243AI powder reccomendations

hello everyone,

I was wondering what powder's you would recommend for a 24 inch barreled 243 AI to launch some 105 amax's. any idea's on obtainable velocity would be appreciated as well. would like to get all I could out of her. Thanks again.
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Unread 05-23-2011, 08:00 AM
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243AI powder reccomendations

These are all loads I have taken from a different long range site I use.


87gr Vmax...........43gr imr4350.....@2920fps (fireforming load)
87gr Vmax...........44.5gr imr4350...@3140fps (formed brass)
100gr Game King...45gr imr4350.....@3140fps (formed brass)

87 g vmax
48g 4831sc
col to ogive 2.155
3260 fps

80g nosler
40g varget
3325 fps

105g lapua senar
45g 4831sc
2885 fps

58g vmax
50g h414
3770 fps

80gr Precision Ballistics LBT
41.0 gr Varget
CCI-BR2 primer
Norma Brass
24" Border barrel 1:10
This recipe gave me 3488fps(average) and also grouped at .273" for 5 shots at 100yds

105gr Amax
48gr N165
10thou off lands
Bug hole groups.
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Unread 05-23-2011, 08:26 AM
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Re: 243AI powder reccomendations

47 gr 4831sc
105 Berger
20 thou off lands
CCI 200
24 inch 1/8 twist
3160fps at 5500 ft
Max load in my 243 AI
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Unread 05-23-2011, 10:02 AM
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Re: 243AI powder reccomendations

I use Retumbo with the 115 Bergers and get around 3180 in a 28" barreled rifle. I think that H-1000 or maybe Retumbo would be the ticket for shooting the 105's.
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Unread 05-23-2011, 11:04 AM
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Re: 243AI powder reccomendations

Reloader 22 should get you in the 3200fps range in most 243AI's. H1000 will do it as well if your throat is long enough to seat the bullets out.
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Unread 05-23-2011, 12:40 PM
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Re: 243AI powder reccomendations

thanks guys. I've got 4831sc, reloader22 & h1000 on hand. just wanted to make sure there wasn't something more suitable for the shorter barrel length. again, thanks a bunch!!
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