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Old 07-09-2013, 03:40 PM
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New savage LRP 243 owner need load advise

Need some load data advise. Gun has about 200 rounds down it. Do to 180 piece of once fired brass owner just loosing a hand full he said. He has tried Horn.,Fed.,Barnes, black hills, and HSM. He tried federal SP 100's and got 2.5" groups. Rest around 1". But he stated the hornady superformance 95gr. Shoot 1/2" and the other 95's following behind. Hogdon does not list a 95gr. Superformance load. I'm thinking trying 105 A-max or Berger 105 but looking for advise and ideas. I stock kegs of Varget win. Supreme 780, and magpro.
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:52 PM
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Re: New savage LRP 243 owner need load advise

I have never shot an LRP. i have loaded and shot a lot of .243. i would say varget and an 85, 87, or 88.
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:30 PM
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Re: New savage LRP 243 owner need load advise

So, first thing to realize is that you cannot buy the superformance powder that is in the Hornady 95gr ammo. I have 8lb of superformance powder in the reloading room and it is not the same thing...

However, you can buy 95gr SST bullets. I have been loading with Hodgdon H100V powder and so far I have been very happy with it. Right now I can tell you that you will not get 95 or 105gr bergers to group out the factory barrel, since it cannot stabilize them. In the factory barrel, the 95gr SST or possibly an A max is going to be as heavy and as high a BC as you will get.

I replaced my barrel with a 1:8 twist Shilen match barrel and I can now shoot the 95 and 105gr Bergers just fine. My chamber is now an ackley improved so I fireform with the 95gr Berger and then load 105gr VLD's in the fireformed cases.

For whatever reason with the 243 the ball powders seem to dominate. Highest velocity is a 3 way tie to Win 780, 760 and Hodgdon H414. The Hybrid H100V is right on their heels. So far it has shot very consistent for me and it was more readily available in stores than most of the other powders. I am using regular CCI 200 primers, since I could never find any magnum primers.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:08 PM
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Re: New savage LRP 243 owner need load advise

out of my sakos and remingtons i use I4064 and varget for accuracy . i can get more velocity with I/H4350 not as accurate though. never tried 105's . i tried 95s in the remington ..... not good.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:41 PM
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Re: New savage LRP 243 owner need load advise

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Need some load data advise. Gun has about 200 rounds down it. Do to 180 piece of once fired brass owner just loosing a hand full he said. He has tried Horn.,Fed.,Barnes, black hills, and HSM. He tried federal SP 100's and got 2.5" groups. Rest around 1". But he stated the hornady superformance 95gr. Shoot 1/2" and the other 95's following behind. Hogdon does not list a 95gr. Superformance load. I'm thinking trying 105 A-max or Berger 105 but looking for advise and ideas. I stock kegs of Varget win. Supreme 780, and magpro.
I think most factory 243's are going to be a slow twist. Those heavier pills may not work well for you. I think maybe the LRP is a 1/9.25. Faster than a lot of them but like has been mentioned a 1/8 would likely be better.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:45 PM
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Re: New savage LRP 243 owner need load advise

The 100gr soft point type bullets will probably not be too bad in fact. But forget about anything over 80gr in a VLD type format with a long skinny nose. They will go downrange but the grouping will be lousy and if bad enough they may go through the target sideways...
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:16 PM
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Re: New savage LRP 243 owner need load advise

Ok I'm just not getting why savage would make one of their premier target rifles and not put a barrel in it that is made to shoot long range bullets. The LRP in 6.5 creedmore when the reviews came out had one of the most accurate tests seen in a none custom gun. And the 243 in the same gun is not in the same league.
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