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Unread 12-14-2010, 02:01 AM
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Re: .243 load help

i do not shoot barnes. i have shot a lot of 85 grain bullets. had good results with varget and I4064
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    Re: .243 load help

    Well I now have 10 different powder loads and 4 different seating depth with the 85gr barnes tsx to go try and I'm hoping one works with a 1/9.5 twist . loaded 5 per powder and each powder with 4 different seating depths now have 200 loaded rounds to go try . is this a good start or did I just blow it ...
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    I live in Ca lead free zone also. I have been using the barnes bullets in my 243 with great accuracy. I am using IMR4831. This has given me great groups from the start and only gotten better with seating depth changes. I think loading 10 different powder loads and 4 seating depths isnt how I would approach finding a load. What powders do you have? Have you tried loading the bullets to the barnes recommended seating depth?
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    I live in Ca lead free zone also. I have been using the barnes bullets in my 243 with great accuracy. I am using IMR4831. This has given me great groups from the start and only gotten better with seating depth changes. I think loading 10 different powder loads and 4 seating depths isnt how I would approach finding a load. What powders do you have? Have you tried loading the bullets to the barnes recommended seating depth?
    I have tried ramshot hunter 45 gr with over all length of 2.645. got about a 1" group at 100y. I do have a set of loads with imr 4831. I will try those first but from what I have seen the vihtavuori n540 or the imr 4320 will do really good . just looking to split holes at 100y then I will see what goes on at 500y with the top 3 loads. and I have been loading right out of the barens book just no luck with the 243 yet. I did load more with the hunter the book says they did the best with it but with a 24" barrel I have a 22" barrel

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    Re: .243 load help

    here is some good reading.

    .243 Win + .243 AI Cartridge Guide
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    Terry I would try a couple loads with the IMR 4831 and IMR 4350 and see if anything groups a little better. If not I would try the hunter again but play with the seating depth. Also you should really measure the lands and I usually start about .050 off the lands with barnes. You can then try your most accurate load a little closer and further from the lands to see if it helps tighten them.
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    Unread 12-16-2010, 05:40 PM
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    Re: .243 load help

    Jam the lands.........
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