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243 win with hornady 95gn sst

 
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:42 PM
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Re: 243 win with hornady 95gn sst

Ive shot them through my howa 1500 with a 22' barrel at about 2950fps using s365 thats about the same as your 4350 without any pressure. Shot a baboon at 380yds with them. They dont have a very good bc though.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:57 PM
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Re: 243 win with hornady 95gn sst

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I have loaded 100gr Hornady BTSP Interlocks, and my most accurate load with Varget (32gr) is only about 2690 fps. But I have put 3 rounds in the same ragged hole at 200 yards, with the 4th .25" away with that load.

I'm working on a new load with 4831 in an effort to keep this level of accuracy but boost the vel back up to to 2900 for hunting.
Okay so I tested those IMR 4831 loads to see if I could get the speed up and keep accuracy and I was very surprised. I 5 each in .3 increments. It got interesting at the max loads listed in Hogdon's various manuals, 43.0gr, though I have older manuals that go up to 44.0 gr on a 100 gr bullet. Here's the average of each 5 shot string I chronographed with a ProChrono

42.7 gr = 3055 fps
43.0 gr = 3037 ??
43.3 gr = 3079
43.6 = 3139
43.9 = 3142


All except 43.6 turned in pretty good groups- 3 of the 5 touching. But the hottest load going out at 3142 ES 38 SD 14 might have been the tightest
No dramatic pressure signs...the primers are flattened but not cratered or blown. (Heck, my primers are flattened (tho a little less) in this gun with a mild Varget + 85gr HPBT load. ) There are no brass issues that I can detect.

This is out of a 22" barrel. I don't usually see velocities of a 100gr up there in the 3100+ range. Does anyone else see those speeds with their 243 and 95 or 100 gr bullets? Given no stress signs on the case, is this dangerous??
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:13 PM
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Re: 243 win with hornady 95gn sst

I need help!! I've got a browning BAR in 243. Today I shot some factory 80gr. Win. Power points for the first time. I've shot 100grain corelokt a before with minute of deer at 100-200yds. However, these 80 wouldn't do well at all. I realize everything is factory but I was wondering if you guys had any ammunition ideas factory or hand loads? Ill be using this as my primary coyote rifle and might consider trying it on deer but not necessary. Just really wanting better hunting accuracy for coyotes (if I could ever call one in or get time to go.).
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:46 AM
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Re: 243 win with hornady 95gn sst

Mine shoots 1/2 Moa at 100 with a 95 Nosler BT over 35 grains of Varget at 2830 fps out of a 22" barrel
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:41 AM
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Re: 243 win with hornady 95gn sst

What type of rifle are you using? I wasn't sure if your were replying to me or not. I'm using the BAR. If you are using the BAR, this is awesome and I will definitely have it loaded!
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:26 PM
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Re: 243 win with hornady 95gn sst

Mine is a marlin xs7 w/a 22" barrel. But it may shoot well for your BAR. The same bullet over some 4064 shoots less than Moa from my friends Winchester.
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:04 PM
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Re: 243 win with hornady 95gn sst

Awesome thanks!
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