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Unread 05-24-2011, 02:08 PM
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243 questions

Ok I've just picked up a used sps varmint in 243, has a timney trigger and in a B and C A2 stock. As this is going to be my first 243 I'm wondering what loads to try first? Wanting to use it for long ange varmint and paper punching. Thanks guys!
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    Unread 05-24-2011, 02:16 PM
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    Re: 243 questions

    i always start with 37.5 of I4064 and an 85 sierra bthp. next powder-varget and other bullets 87 horn bthp, 87 berger, 88 berger.
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    Unread 05-24-2011, 04:03 PM
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    Re: 243 questions

    I've been shooting a 105 grain A-max with 46.5 grains of Win. 780 with a Remington magnum primer, OAL at 2.85. Velocity averages 3062 out of a Shilen 26" with a Stevens action.
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    Unread 05-24-2011, 05:38 PM
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    Re: 243 questions

    Nice score on the rifle.
    I have that stock on a rem 700 Varmint SF in 223 AI.

    For the 243 for long range stuff I would look at the hornady v-max in 87 grain weight it has a very nice ballistic coefficient that should help for reaching out there.

    powder wise I would look at H4350 and H4831sc
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    Unread 05-26-2011, 11:48 AM
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    Re: 243 questions

    You may try 44grns H4350 or 45grns Imr4350 under a 95grn Berger vld, keep the velocity above 3k fps and it'll stay stabilized in your twist.
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