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243 Vmax load help

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Unread 12-12-2012, 09:27 PM
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243 Vmax load help

Anybody have a load worked up for 87 grain Vmax they'd like to share. I've been shooting the 87 grain Berger vld on top of 46.5 grains of RL 22 with better than excellent results. I'm shooting a savage 110 243.
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Unread 01-05-2013, 11:10 PM
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Re: 243 Vmax load help

I've been shooting 42.0 gr of H4350 with the 87 grain V-Max out of my .243 for the last two years and have been very pleased. Accuracy is great and it's 1.5 grains below max so it shouldn't be a real barrel burner. Out of my 24" X-Bolt they chronograph 3225 fps. They are rough on coyotes up close but the long range (up to 600 yards) performance more than makes up for it! Of the 80 or so coyotes shot with this round all have dropped in their tracks except two which made short 20 yard death runs.

Before shooting the V-Max I was using the Sierra 85 gr BTHP with 42.0 gr of H4350 and it worked like a champ too. In both my X-Bolt and BLR I could shoot sub-MOA. I switched to the V-Max because of the higher BC.
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Unread 01-06-2013, 09:27 PM
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Re: 243 Vmax load help

I have a model 12 savage in 243. I shoot 87 grain bergers with 46 grains of rl 22 and it shoots .22 group at 100.
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Unread 01-06-2013, 09:41 PM
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Re: 243 Vmax load help

43.4 h4350 2.64 col. .537" @100yards shot out
Of my vangaurd sub MOA. I tryed imr 4350 but yielded .7 @100..
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Unread 01-06-2013, 09:57 PM
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Re: 243 Vmax load help

I was loading those over 46.5gr H4831sc seated .010 off the lands in my Tikka. It was only running around 3050 but shot ragged holes all day.
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Unread 01-07-2013, 03:28 PM
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Re: 243 Vmax load help

I had great luck with RL-19 in a 24" bolt gun & am now using Ramshot Big Game in a 20" gasser.

Bolt gun was running 3100-ish

Haven't put the Chrony on the Gas gun yet. Both are well under MOA.

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Unread 01-08-2013, 08:13 PM
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Re: 243 Vmax load help

I have to ask the question. Why switch from the berger to the vmax? I would constantly get fliers with the vmax. No with the berbers. The difference in weight between bullets & ogive distance drove me bat **** crazy with the vmaxs.
I dropped my 3rd yote with the bergers and as long as I don't hit bone, they are fine. Very accurate in my BLR with no fliers when I do my part.
I use RL 17 because of my short barrel. RL22 is a good choice too though.
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