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243 Ackley Loads

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Unread 06-20-2009, 05:25 AM
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Re: 243 Ackley Loads

Thanks Lewis.

I have tried some 70 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips. With h414 and your right .. It metered beautifully I just need to play about with powder a little to get the groups tighter.


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    Unread 06-20-2009, 07:03 AM
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    Re: 243 Ackley Loads

    I have a couple of different barrels chambered in this cartridge. The 1-10 twist I shoot the 68gr custom match with RL-19 and get excellent results out to 300 then they open up. I also shoot the 80 grainers w/H-4831 in this barrel.
    The 1-9 twist I shoot the 95 Berger or 105 A-Max with N-165 and get great performance well beyond the 500yrd mark.
    Could not get the that 70 grain Bal-Tip to shoot real tight in either barrel as I had expected to.

    That 105 is my pet load.

    Lapua brass CCI -BR-2's
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    Unread 06-29-2009, 10:30 PM
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    Re: 243 Ackley Loads

    75 Gr V-max

    48.5 gr H414 or Win 760

    Win case

    WLR primers

    I have been using this load for varmints in My Model 700 VS .243 that was reamed to AI. Groups under 1/2" if I do my part. This loads makes small critter blow up and bigger critters fall over in the tracks.
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    Unread 11-24-2010, 05:22 AM
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    Re: 243 Ackley Loads

    Robert, Don't forget to play with seating depth. it's amazing how much difference that can make. that 3/4" load may shoot under 1/2" at the right seating depth. my $.02, treeman
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