close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Varmint Hunting

Varmint Hunting Techniques For Prairie Dogs, Woodchucks, etc.

Reply

Whats your .243 AI loads? Powder bullet etc

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 03-26-2013, 02:49 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Reno, Nevada
Posts: 981
Whats your .243 AI loads? Powder bullet etc

I was just wondering for those who shoot the .243 AI, what bullet and powder you shoot.............Im new to this round and would like some feed back.

I have tried the 95gr berger with 48.5 gr. of RL19 .......................Whats your best powder bullet combination..............what kind of veloctiy do you get?

Right now im trying Hybrid 100V shooting 46.5 gr but have some loaded up to 47 47.5 and 48 Have not tried them as yet

Do the Berger bullets work best with a bullet jump? Im working with that right now .005 increments.................

Greg
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 03-26-2013, 07:39 PM
    Official LRH Sponsor
     
    Join Date: Jul 2006
    Location: Harrisburg, PA
    Posts: 2,714
    Re: Whats your .243 AI loads? Powder bullet etc

    Tag.
    __________________

    "Character is who you are when nobody is watching"
    http://www.russoriflestocks.com/
    https://www.curtiscustom.com/
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 03-26-2013, 08:17 PM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Mar 2011
    Location: Reno, Nevada
    Posts: 981
    Re: Whats your .243 AI loads? Powder bullet etc

    Tag.....................I will try that
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 03-26-2013, 08:29 PM
    Official LRH Sponsor
     
    Join Date: Jul 2006
    Location: Harrisburg, PA
    Posts: 2,714
    Re: Whats your .243 AI loads? Powder bullet etc

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Greg Duerr View Post
    Tag.....................I will try that
    Greg~ I tagged the thread so I could follow it with notifications...
    __________________

    "Character is who you are when nobody is watching"
    http://www.russoriflestocks.com/
    https://www.curtiscustom.com/
    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 03-26-2013, 09:17 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Jul 2011
    Location: Near Napoleon,MI
    Posts: 1,192
    Re: Whats your .243 AI loads? Powder bullet etc

    Holey Moley... I am still fireforming with 95gr Bergers and 41gr of H100V and based on back calculating bullet drop (6" drop from 100-285 yards) the G7 calculator figures they are going 3400fps. I did an 11 shot group and vertically they were within 1" so I can't imagine one could go with 48gr of H100V... Wow. I thought an Ackley chamber got you about another 10% and 41gr is listed as a Max load for the regular 243 Win ?

    I would suspect you must be close to max load already. Better wear gloves and safety glasses...

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Greg Duerr View Post
    Right now im trying Hybrid 100V shooting 46.5 gr but have some loaded up to 47 47.5 and 48 Have not tried them as yet

    Greg
    Reply With Quote
      #6  
    Unread 03-27-2013, 09:19 AM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Apr 2009
    Location: newark ny
    Posts: 110
    Re: Whats your .243 AI loads? Powder bullet etc

    depends on your twist rate as far as bergers, i amd shooting a 243ai 1-8 twist, benchmark 85 gr sierra HPBT H-414 44.5 grains Federal 210 Match with Laupa Brass. getting 3400fps and 1/2 groups. im about .005 away from the lands as far as bullet . seems real stable. also shot some 90 Noslers again with H414
    Reply With Quote
      #7  
    Unread 03-27-2013, 09:56 AM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Mar 2011
    Location: Reno, Nevada
    Posts: 981
    Re: Whats your .243 AI loads? Powder bullet etc

    I have a 1x9 twist ...................got groups at .589 with Rl 19 but cant find any the reason why im using 100V. I cant seat my bergers out far enough to touch the rifleing.................I heard that H 414 is a good powder for the Ackley.
    When using RL19 I was shooting 48.5 gr. Im shooting 46.5 with the 100V

    Not to many options right now with the the powder shortages.
    If I cant keep my groups at .599 or less Im happy...............I dont have a crony so have no idea of what the RL19 load was ............

    I just need to hear from anyone out there that has more experiance than I do and what works for them so I have and Idea of what direction to head to

    Thanks
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes



    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:04 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC