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new rifle need .243 varmint load help

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Unread 10-26-2011, 05:06 PM
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new rifle need .243 varmint load help

Just picked up the new .243 26in bull barrel just looking for some starting points on a good varmint load. Thanks
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    Unread 10-26-2011, 06:18 PM
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    Re: new rifle need .243 varmint load help

    I'm shooting a 75 gr. Hornady V-max over 46.5 gr. of Vht. N160 in a Lapua case fired by a CCI primer. The load is running just over 3400 fps and has shot well out to 800 yards. I am shooting a 26" Brux barrel. I was shooting the same V-max out of a Hornady case using 46.0 gr. of IMR 4831 with a WLR primer. This combo was only running 3250 from a 22" barrel.
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    Unread 10-26-2011, 07:12 PM
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    Re: new rifle need .243 varmint load help

    My .243 likes H-414 with 58 Gr V-Max. NBT 70 gr. with Varget and NBT 70 gr. with IMR 4350. All max loads.
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    Unread 10-26-2011, 07:45 PM
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    Re: new rifle need .243 varmint load help

    I shoot the 87gr Vmax and H414...amount escapes me as I don't shoot it much as it's a switch barrel with something I use more...but I was up near book max and getting just under 1in 5shot groups consistently out of a factory Savage sporter barrel.
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    Unread 10-27-2011, 11:14 AM
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    Re: new rifle need .243 varmint load help

    i would start with I-4064 or varget; and either 70 balistic tip or 85 sierrra bthp.
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    Unread 10-27-2011, 11:20 AM
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    Re: new rifle need .243 varmint load help

    Was thinkin on loading some ballistic tips for deer when I seldomly decide to carry it but was wanting something that won't blow a huge hole in the coyotes
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    Unread 10-31-2011, 07:14 AM
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    Re: new rifle need .243 varmint load help

    If you want a little heavier bullet for deer, 43 grains of IMR4831 and 85 grain Sierra BTHP's are deadly in my son's 243.
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