Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Techniques For Reloading


Reply

243 load suggestions with 95gr BT

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #15  
Old 10-24-2012, 08:09 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: N.D.
Posts: 2,927
Re: 243 load suggestions with 95gr BT

When I had a 243 I ran vit 540 or 550 with 100 grain hornady pills. No data anywhere but pm me and I'll tell you what I was doing. I was getting 2850 fps out of a 14" savage pistol with v540; about 1/2 moa and about 45 prarie dogs out of 50 with it.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 10-24-2012, 09:19 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Winterville, NC
Posts: 1,496
Re: 243 load suggestions with 95gr BT

I pushed the 95gn NBT ahead of 44.0gn of Viht N560 (book max is 44.5gn) with a BR2 primer and velocity averaged 3088fps out of my 26" Winchester 70 HVB. Accuracy was .2225" for 5 shots @ 100yds. I loaded them .010" off.
I used this load 3 yrs ago when I lived in in norhtern VA. on groundhogs and it was deadly accurate on these vermin to 600yds. I finished off the last of what I had and haven't run acorss any since. Great powder in my rifle.
Currently using the 90gn NBT with 44.0gn of H4350 and the BR2. Veloctiy averages 3180fps and accuracy was .1785" @ 100yds. I shot it Sunday to 650 & 700 yds and did good. Not great though. The mirage was bad and the wind was variable from 5 to 20 MPH and pushed the little 90gn all over the place. I had to study the conditions pretty intently and wait for them to die down a bit before I sent one.
I was also shooting my .25-06 w/115gn Bergers, my 6.5-284 w/120gn NBT's and my .300WinMag w/185gn Bergers. The .25-06 had a slight edge over the 6.5-284 both in trajectory and in the wind. I'm sure it was due to the design and higher BC of the Berger.
Both did fairly well but the overall champ that day was the .300WM and 185gn Berger. It was noticeably less affected by wind and I didn't have to watch the conditions so intently.
JohnnyK.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 10-25-2012, 08:55 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 21
Re: 243 load suggestions with 95gr BT

I have been using Imr4831 41gr with very good results. Have tried h4350 poor results.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 10-25-2012, 11:37 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: The cold part of Montana
Posts: 1,390
Re: 243 load suggestions with 95gr BT

42.5gr RL22, and aCCI200, it drives tacks (literally), also listed as most accurate powder most accurate charge in the Nosler manual. Was my go to load for the 243 for years, till tinkeritis set in again almost forgot I seated the bullet 0.020 off the lands
__________________
Keep in mind the animals we shoot for food and display are not bullet proof. Contrary to popular belief, they bleed and die just like they did a hundred years ago. Being competent with a given rifle is far more important than impressive ballistics and poor shootability. High velocity misses never put a steak in the freezer.

Joe
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 10-29-2012, 12:13 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1
Re: 243 load suggestions with 95gr BT

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ridgerunner665 View Post
I use the 90 grain version...but...

H4350 works great...42 grains should be a safe max for your 95 grain BT, start at about 40 grains with a COAL of 2.710"

I use a COAL of 2.735" in my rifle...may or may not work in yours.

Ridgerunner is right,
However, Using 95 grain ballistic tip
I built my own load of 41.8grains however i'm setting at COAL of 2.720"

Currently is the best performing load for the 95's i've been able to work up.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: 243 load suggestions with 95gr BT
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
264 win mag load suggestions fisherman983 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 5 06-20-2012 12:48 PM
Load for the .243 AI 95gr VLD Greg Duerr Reloading 7 06-01-2012 09:44 AM
243 load 95gr Btip and H1000 ovastafford Reloading 11 10-04-2010 10:29 AM
load suggestions?? ltrbuck Long Range Hunting & Shooting 10 07-26-2010 06:28 PM
Load suggestions for 300. WSM matt_3479 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 2 05-03-2010 12:12 PM

Current Poll
Do you archery hunt for elk?
YES - 29.52%
49 Votes
NO - 55.42%
92 Votes
Not yet, but I plan to. - 15.06%
25 Votes
Total Votes: 166
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC