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Old 04-08-2010, 06:15 AM
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Wthby Vangard .243 load

Friend of mine just inherited a Wthby Van. .243 and is looking for a good load for Antelope. Any Recommendations?
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:56 AM
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Re: Wthby Vangard .243 load

Every barrel likes something different. I'd hope to find a load with a 90/100g bullet for antelope. H335 seems to be a useful powder in that case size, among others. For being a 'factory' rifle the Vanguards usually shoot pretty well.
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:07 AM
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Re: Wthby Vangard .243 load

Thank you!!!
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:16 AM
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Re: Wthby Vangard .243 load

Bullet brand? H335 how many grains?
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:20 PM
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Re: Wthby Vangard .243 load

I would try RL17. I'll turn your 243 into a 243 AI plus.
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:24 PM
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Re: Wthby Vangard .243 load

I'm getting great results from the 95gn Ballistic Tip ahead of 43.5 - 44.0 gns of Viht N560 and the CCI BR2 primers. Velocity is running right at 3100fps and accuracy is .2-.3" at 100yds.
I killed alot of Groundhogs up in VA with this load last year, with the farthest being 580yds. JohnnyK.
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