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Old 01-23-2011, 12:24 AM
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45 grains of 4831SC. Try in the lands. Think I was right at 3075 fps. Using Rem brass and BR-2s. OAL shown in pic. Factory savage predator max 1 rifle.
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:36 AM
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Something that i tried with a buddy's 243 with the 95gr berger was simply moving out to 200 yards. The groups we were getting were about the same .75 of an inch at one hundred. After calling berger to ask about a different issue I was having with some loads I asked about the 243 and how to get better groups. He told me to work loads at 200 rather than 100 because the bullets dont fully stablize at 100. After shooting a 5 shoot group at 200 and getting the measurements it was just under a half inch. Hope this will help.
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:30 AM
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well i don't know exactly how far off the lands. I got the hornady oal guage, but apparently i'm not able to get accurate readings with it for some reason. When i measured with that guage my oal on the lands was like 2.850 I believe so i seated the bullet about .005 off, and was getting a really large group like 2-3 inches, soon realized i was forcing the bullet into the land at that oal and eventually brought it down to 2.832 where i'm now grouping .75. i still want better though. It also seems to me that i'm getting some inconsistancey in velocity in my groups because each group is usually taller than wide which is why i ask about maybe an inconsistancy in powder but i also need to get an o-give thing for my caliper, that may be part of the problem if im not getting an accurate measurement of oal.
O-give "thing" is a must. Get one. Until then, Make sure your chamber and barrel are clean before you use your overall length gauge. Measure your bullets with your calipers, get 3 or 4 exactly the same. Use these bullets with your OAL gauge, and to set up your seating die. Everyone has opinions about seating and lands. A well known gun smith recommends starting loads at beginning charge and seating bullets just touching lands. From there you can work up. After you find what works best, you can fine tune by backing seating off or seating into lands by .003 to .005 until you find what "your" gun likes. Just remember start low and work up. Good luck.

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Old 01-23-2011, 10:33 AM
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thanks for all the info guys, where do yall do most of your online shopping for reloading tools and components, i live like 1.5hr from cabelas and they don't always have what i'm looking for. is there a better place than midway, it looks like they have a lot of back orders on things.
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:33 PM
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thanks for all the info guys, where do yall do most of your online shopping for reloading tools and components, i live like 1.5hr from cabelas and they don't always have what i'm looking for. is there a better place than midway, it looks like they have a lot of back orders on things.
I use midway quite a bit. Other than that I use local gun shops. Google products you're looking for and you might be surprised how many online places you can get stuff. It's all out there, you"ll find it if you spend a little time looking. If your looking for something specific, post it here, surely someone has already found what you want.
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:51 PM
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Re: .243 load development

95 VLD's, H414, .010 off lands, 3361fps, cut holes at 100. I love this load in Rem VLS.
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:19 PM
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i ususally use I=4064 or varget for good groups in my .243 rem 700. lapua brass, br-2 or 210m primers . hart 12 twist barrel.
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