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slower burning powders used in the .243 winchester

today at the range i tried a slower burning (reloader 22)powder in my .243 win with the 87 grain hornaday vmax and it grouped very well. i also noticed that the barrel did not heat up as fast and the barrel was more evenly heated than my normaly used powders such as h414 and h380. the load that surprised me was 44 grains of reloader 22 behind an 87 grain vmax seated .010 from the lands. my question is will this load promote barrel life or possibly wear my barrel faster?
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    Re: slower burning powders used in the .243 winchester

    by rights it should be easier on a barrel. Will you actually notice a difference, i doubt it.
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    Re: slower burning powders used in the .243 winchester

    I had good luck with IMR7828(not SSC) in my brothers 243 with 95 grain Partitions.
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    Re: slower burning powders used in the .243 winchester

    hmm i think my dad has some 7828. thats good info, thanks brother i'll look into that.
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    Re: slower burning powders used in the .243 winchester

    My 243 has a real big appetite for Rl22 with 95-100gr noslers, it really doesn't care which ones I feed it.
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    Re: slower burning powders used in the .243 winchester

    thats good news. i just hope that this combo doesn't promote increased barrel wear.i'm hoping for just the opposite
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    Re: slower burning powders used in the .243 winchester

    My 243 also performs well with 7828 and RL22.

    My best load for the 95 grain BT is .5 grain over max of 7828.
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