243 win velocity
I have been reloading some .243 95 grain vlds in my remington 700 VLS. The gun has a 26 inch heavy barrel. So far my best load was 44.5 grains of H4831 SC, and the gun is doing .75 at 100 yards. The gun is shooting around 2956 fps. I have not seen any pressure signs on the casings. The hornady book says that the max load is 45.5 grains of H4831, so I still have one grain to play with.
However, I was wondering what velocity should I expect out of this load. For me, my best load of 44.5 grains is doing .75 at 100 yards, and I think that is pretty good for a factory rifle. But I wanted a little bit of more punch. Do you guys think it is realistic to get 3100 fps? or should I just stay where i am at?