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Unread 05-03-2008, 07:18 AM
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4831SC and H4350 worked best in my rifle.
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    Unread 05-03-2008, 08:39 AM
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    Well i will give them a shot.
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    Unread 05-03-2008, 08:48 AM
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    I too am trying to get a good longrange 243 load. The rifle is a Rem. VLS with a PSS stock, and probably very similar to yours. As for the 105 gr A-MAX, I have found that 31 gr. Varget worked OK. It was on the lower end of the velocity though. 36.7 gr IMR 4350 was a very decent load. I tested some H4350 and found that 36 gr shot quite well also. I like the H4350 for the fact that it meters far better than the IMR, through your powder measure. I recently bought some 95 gr Berger VLD's and some 95 gr Sierra MatchKings. They look like awesome bullets. I wanted to try the 95 gr. because I have a sneeking suspicion that the 105 is too heavy for our factory barrels. Both bullets have good BC, with the berger coming in at a whopping .514. Sierra is down in the .480 range. The bullets are hard to find in the local sports shop, but midway sells them. I talked to both companys about loads, and each were very helpful. The Sierra with H4350 starts at 35 gr and maxxes out at 41.7 gr. The Berger starts at 36.5 gr and ends at 42.4 gr. Those are some wide ranges, but I loaded some up last night and am going out to try them today. I'll keep you posted as to how they perform.
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    Unread 05-03-2008, 08:56 AM
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    my 243 likes the 107 smk over the load data for imr4064. It shoots a five shot group into the .2s. I have not messed with the 105 amax's enough yet to find a good load for it. Lapua brass was used and you can really tell the difference. Oldfamily.
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    Unread 05-03-2008, 09:38 AM
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    H1000

    Below is data compiled over 10 years with the 243 and H1000 powder & Federal GM 210 primers, brass was Win. and Lapua. I don't see where H1000 powder is too slow, and will extend barrel life to over 4000 rnds. with the correct cleaning regime, all bullets are naked.

    107 Sierra

    Short Range: 46.5 H1000, 2875 to 2900 fps, depending on the barrel. Less than 1/2 MOA accuracy.

    Long Range: 48.0 H1000, 3000 fps +/-, depending on the barrel. Less than 1/2 MOA accuracy

    115 DTAC (Last 2 years)All loads are 1/2 MOA accuracy or better.

    47.0 H1000 2935 fps
    47.5 H1000 2975 fps
    47.5 N170 2960 fps
    44.5 N165 2960 fps (most accurate)

    Jim Berry
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    Unread 05-03-2008, 09:41 AM
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    Good so H1000 does work.
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    Unread 05-05-2008, 09:43 AM
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    Which Primers

    So which primers should I give a try. I saw the 210M, what about like BR4?
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