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Old 09-16-2011, 05:51 PM
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.243 and .243 AI shooters

For those who shoot the .243 or the .243 Ackley...........................

What is the most accurate powder for shooting the 75gr V-Max and

The 95gr Berger VLD?


Any sugjestions for a good Cronograph?


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Old 09-16-2011, 06:05 PM
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Re: .243 and .243 AI shooters

My 243 Win Rem 700BDL shoots best with IMR 4831 powder. My particular rifle doesn't care for Berger Bullets. It likes Hornady and Sierra bullets best.(100Gr.)
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:29 PM
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Re: .243 and .243 AI shooters

I shoot 87g v-maxs with RE-17.
I sure wouldn't look over it.
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:13 PM
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Re: .243 and .243 AI shooters

Greg,

I was shooting IMR 4831 in hornady brass. which shot excellent. I would say very consistent 1/2".

I now switched to Lapua brass and Vht. N160 which shoots even better. The velocity is a trajectory corrected 3412 fps.

Both of these loads are with the 75 gr. Vmax
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Greg,

I was shooting IMR 4831 in hornady brass. which shot excellent. I would say very consistent 1/2".

I now switched to Lapua brass and Vht. N160 which shoots even better. The velocity is a trajectory corrected 3412 fps.

Both of these loads are with the 75 gr. Vmax

Is that in a standard .243? N160 So your shooting under .5 Consitantly...................Impressive.
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Old 09-17-2011, 04:49 AM
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Greg,

Yes, It is a .243 Win (standard). I must add, Kevin at MCR has worked the rifle over and added a 26" Brux barrel after I wore out the original savage barrel.
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Re: .243 and .243 AI shooters

Out of my Standard .243 Win It like H414 as well as my .243 AI.

My .243 Win is a Rem 700 VLS and it shoots 1/2" or smaller. My .243 AI is a Rechambered accurized Ruger M77MKII with a 22" bbl and It'll shoot 3/4" groups if I shoot slowly. It's a light weight bbl and will vertically string predictably up and to the right due to heat.It's just a light weight deer Rifle.

95g Bergers shoot OK out of both of them, The remington prefers 75g Sierra Hollopoints @ 3450FPS (It's my dedicated varmit Rifle) and the Ruger prefers 100g Sierra Gamekings @ 3020FPS. Hornadys shoot ok, but The Sierras have always shot the best.

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