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.243AI 1/8, 26", 95-107 gr. Powder Recommendation?

 
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.243AI 1/8, 26", 95-107 gr. Powder Recommendation?

I have a .243AI, 1 in 8 twist, 26" barrel, that I plan on shooting 95 - 107 gr. bullets. I would like to get your recommendation on which powder to start with so I dont use up the life of the barrel in finding a good powder. I understand that what works in one gun may not work in another, but at least I would have an idea where to start. I am guessing this config would take advantage of slower powders like H4831, H1000, MagPro, etc. but would like to hear your recommendations.
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Re: .243AI 1/8, 26", 95-107 gr. Powder Recommendation?

TORCHRIDER, I'm using H4350 for both 95gr. VLDs and 105gr A-Max in a std. 243.

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Re: .243AI 1/8, 26", 95-107 gr. Powder Recommendation?

I had a straight .243 win 8 twist and it loved 39.8 gr of reloader 17 cci br2 primer and nosler brass. I was getting a little over 2900 fps in a 26" barrel.


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Re: .243AI 1/8, 26", 95-107 gr. Powder Recommendation?

Thanks for the feedback guys.

I have seen a couple posts where 4350 seems to be working for folks. I thought that would be too fast for bullets in the 95-107 range, but I guess I was wrong. Please keep the reco's coming.
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Re: .243AI 1/8, 26", 95-107 gr. Powder Recommendation?

my 243AI likes 45.4gr. RL22, cci250, 105 VLD, oal 2.871 for 3025fps out of 26 barrel. If you are looking for some brass check out this guys site.Welcome to Nevada Brass Exchange - Specializing in Previously Fired Rifle & Pistol Brass. sometimes they have AI brass for sale. Good Luck
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Re: .243AI 1/8, 26", 95-107 gr. Powder Recommendation?

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my 243AI likes 45.4gr. RL22, cci250, 105 VLD, oal 2.871 for 3025fps out of 26 barrel. If you are looking for some brass check out this guys site.Welcome to Nevada Brass Exchange - Specializing in Previously Fired Rifle & Pistol Brass. sometimes they have AI brass for sale. Good Luck
Thanks rmk800. I have kinda become a Hodgdon guy over the years, but would not mind trying some Alliant powders. I have used R19 and R22 in other calibers in the past.
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Re: .243AI 1/8, 26", 95-107 gr. Powder Recommendation?

Torchrider I did a ton of load testing for the 243AI over the last year. If you want more load info let know.
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