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Old 10-04-2013, 08:52 AM
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Re: .243 reload questions

Your new rig is obviously capabile of very good accuracy but it's equally obvious it doesn't care for your Nosler partions - try another bullt.

Stability has nothing to do with barrel lengt, as such.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:19 AM
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Re: .243 reload questions

I got turned on to Partitions back in the early 70's. On my first Black Bear hunt I loaded Grand Slams. Shot a bear 5 times through the chest. Had the same size entry and exit holes it kept running. Another hunter in our group killed it with one shot from an old 30-30 shooting ammo from 1955. With that experience behind me, I tried Partitions and have never looked back. While I may not win a competition a Camp Perry with them, all my kills have been 1 shot kills. The ones that didn't drop in their tracks left a good blood trail. From pigs at 30 yards to mullies at 350.

Will Varget work in all my rifles. It may seem unreasonable to want only 1 powder, but it really does simplify things. There is an upcoming gun show this weekend and I can stock up on Varget and bullets.
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:47 PM
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Re: .243 reload questions

If you already have loads that work for you in your other rifles using 3031.... why start over? Get yourself some 4350 this weekend and I'll bet your 243 will thank you for it.
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:48 PM
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Re: .243 reload questions

I plan to. Thanks
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:49 PM
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Re: .243 reload questions

My wife killed an elk with a 95 partition. may want to try those.
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:55 PM
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Re: .243 reload questions

I feel a little sheepish. I pulled the scope and the bases. I remounted the bases and mounted the bottom half of the rings. I put a 1" piece of pipe between the two and carefully tapped it down. This aligned the bases/rings perfectly. I tightened the bases and the ring bottoms. Mounted the scope and tightened it in. The max range in my yard is 50 yards. I shot 10 quick shots without adjusting the scope. All 10 shots were in a 2" square 2" high and 1" right of dead center. Apparently the scope was misaligned when mounted on the rifle and was not as tight as it should have been as a result. Kind of gives an explanation for the groups getting worse the more I shot, and the good grouping 80gr bullets having so little recoil that there was no scope movement during recoil. I think that with this kind of grouping I can work the load a little and get it tighter. I'd feel comfortable now with this set up for white tail. I'd be pressing to hit a groundhog though. I'll get it. Ground hogs beware.
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:07 AM
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Re: .243 reload questions

I took Moonbaskier's advice and procured some 4350 powder and some Sierra Blitz 80 gr. I picked a load out of the manual and loaded some up and started punching dime sized holes at 100yds. Thanks for the good advice.
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