Originally Posted by mike33
I have a 243 in rem 700 ss 24" factory 9 1/8 twist. Doing a lot of testing last few weeks and for the Berger 95 hunting vld i am shooting 95 grains of H- 414 fed. lr mag. primer. Groups was mid 4's to low 5's , velocity 3018.
Also tried imr - 4350 start at 43 and work your way up. However 414 was very consistant. I shoot a magnum primer in anything any more in a large rifle case.
Mike I assume you meant 45 grains of H-414 with a 95grain bergerVLD
Also your loads seem very hot!
Looking at Hodgdon's website for 95 gr partitons
H-414 starts at 39gr Max of 42gr
IMR 4350 starts at 38gr Max of 41.8gr
Varget starts at 33gr Max of 35gr
Add to this that the Bergers are very long and may have to be seated deep you run the risk of a compressed load with those high charge weights?
I have test loads worked up of varget and H414 based on Hodgdon's info for 2 different rifles a 20" barreled micro hunter and a long throated 24" barrelled win m-70 Coyote, haven't tried them yet but will let everyone know what I experience.