I'm new to the forum and have only read a few posts. Therefore, I'd like to share what I think is a Strang mix of loads that my .243 win. really likes. First off, let me introduce you to "Shorts". Yes, thats what I call it. A Ruger Hawkeye tactical with a 20" barrel, 1 in 9 twist, Hogue stock, from the factory, Harris bipod and a Leupold Mark AR 6-18 mil dot. Now that you're all acquainted, the "ironc loads". Shorts really likes 62gr. Varmint Grnades over 42gr. of Varget, win cases with win primers, jumping .064". This load shots less than 1/2 moa @ 100yrds. and consistently under 1/2 moa at 290yrds. The other load it really likes is 105gr. Amax's seated.004" off the lands over 42gr. of IMR 4350 same cases & primers. Almost identical groups at 100 & 290yrds. The 105's are averaging 2893 fps. with 3 moa up from 100 to 290 yrds. I'll be shooting 610 yrds. as soon as the corn comes down.
See what I mean about ironic?