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Unread 01-06-2010, 10:16 PM
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Favorite powder for .243

Was wondering what powder everyone likes in their .243

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    Unread 01-07-2010, 05:43 AM
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    Re: Favorite powder for .243

    I prefer IMR 4350 for heavy lifting and Hogdon Varget. I prefer extreme powders - always.
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    Unread 01-07-2010, 06:01 AM
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    Re: Favorite powder for .243

    There are too many powders for the .243 to list all of them. First, you need to decide what bullet weight you prefer. Heavy bullets need slower burn powders; light bullets fast burning powders. Varget is one of the very best for all applications.
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    Re: Favorite powder for .243

    H414/W760 are good performers in the 243 too specialy for 85 grain and lighter.
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    Unread 01-07-2010, 08:08 AM
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    Re: Favorite powder for .243

    I run H4350 behind 80 gr Barnes ttsx. Varget does very well also but my gun likes H4350 a little better.
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    Unread 01-07-2010, 10:39 AM
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    Re: Favorite powder for .243

    I've had best results in my Rem 700 .243WIN with Varget for 70 gr Nosler BT and H4350 with Nosler 95 gr BT. Your results of course may vary with your particular firearm.
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    Re: Favorite powder for .243

    Standard 243...H4350 with Sierra 85gr and AA3100 for the 95gr Bal-Tip. Sako firearm BR-2 primers.
    RL-19 in my 243AI Lapua brass BR-2 primers and 70gr Hammonds down a Douglas barrel 1-14. 1-9 Pac-Nor barrel 243AI 105gr Hornandy A-max over N-165.
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