GLEN, Yes i have ordered redding dies etc from sinclairs.use there gear for my ppc. will be using lapua brass,my chioce of barrel length is 26",stock mcmillan A3 on order,remington action,border button rifle barrel 1-8 twist with a 11degree crown,comp reciol lug.Jewel trigger. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
Cant get hold off reloader 22 over here.
I also use RL22 with the 107 gr MK and 105 gr Amax. Try around 42-43 grs may want to work up but my gun did not max out until around 44-45grs with Lapua brass. The redding dies are the best I could find however I did need to send the full length type s die back to redding so they could cut some off the bottom of the die for shoulder bumping. They did it free of charge and I was pleased with the results. Good luck and good shooting.
Sweet shooting gun Jimm.Just wondering what other bullets youve tried during your load developement?
Oh, and good luck with your new Surgeon at the shoots this year,hope you guys do well. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms -Samuel Adams
I'm from the uk. I have just had a 243 ai built and it has been shooting half inch groups with factory lapua ammo whilst fireforming.
I have just loaded some n160 with nosler ballistic tips (80)grain. I have got a load with 48.5 .49 and 49.5 grains to try. I will report my findings.
I have been really impressed with the rifle so far and I'm sure you too will be delighted. I have built my rifle for stalking the smaller species of Deer in the uk. Roe .Muntjac.Chinese Water Deer.
I use a 6.5x284 on Red Stags.Fallow and Sika (When I get a sika that is ) .
Good luck with the rifle and I will post some info when I have shot the other loads
I have a .243 AI as well, but Mine isn't a target/ Varmit rifle. It's actually a Lightweight mountain rifle. It has a 22" bbl and I'm shooting 100g Sierra Gamekings and using H414. It shoots OK, but I know It can shoot better.