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243 wssm loads please

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Old 01-10-2006, 08:20 PM
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243 wssm loads please

Hey I've been poking about here for a while and have learnt a great deal from this site so i decided to register. My question is Im picking up a browning a bolt in 243 wssm next week and was wondering what powder(s) would be best to reload for it. Also what weight bullet would be handy I was thinking something around 80grn mark but I will be wrong. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
Thankyou. Ben
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Old 01-10-2006, 08:38 PM
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Re: 243 wssm loads please

The highest bc bullet you will be able to stabalize is probably going to be the 87 gr Hornady Vmax. I'm not sure on the powder. Maybe H4350 or H4834? Go here: http://www.hodgdon.com/data/rifle/243winssmag.php

Maybe it will help.
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Old 01-11-2006, 11:55 PM
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Re: 243 wssm loads please

I am using 49.0 gr of imr-4350 with sierra blitz 80gr bullets for 3,450fps.. for 75gr v-max it does 3550fps
I am sure that if you used H 4350 the max load would be a couple of grains less. 210 match primers.. also my gun
had a short throat... oal was 2.270
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Old 01-13-2006, 08:20 AM
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Re: 243 wssm loads please

I have the 243 wssm in a winchester stealth 2 1 in 10 twist, found that it loves 70gr nosler with blc-2,at 43 grs. Clocked it at 3550 on a 10 shot string. Dropped a yote at 612yards last week. It took 2 steps and it was over. Any question drop me a line
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Old 01-14-2006, 11:18 PM
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Re: 243 wssm loads please

Thanks to all who replied. I cant find any other brass except for winchester does anyone else for this caliber? Should I just buy factory ammo adn use the brass from it or just buy the brass (I dont have any reloading gear yet, and my mates away for 2 weeks).
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