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Old 03-27-2013, 01:36 PM
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Re: Whats your .243 AI loads? Powder bullet etc

Hodgdon shows a load of 43.7C with the 100gr on the back of the Hybird 100V can so I started with 44.0 and worked up .................I got no accuracy with 44.0 up to 46.0 not until I hit 46.5 did my groups come down from 1.5 to .8 So now im messing with bullet seating deapth.....................We will see but so far Im not impressed with the Powder...................Would much rather be working with H414
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:09 PM
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Re: Whats your .243 AI loads? Powder bullet etc

I went back and checked and it was in fact the berger reloading manual that listed 41gr as a max 243 Win load.

If you go to .243 Win + .243 AI Cartridge Guide and scroll down about half way down the page, they list loads for regular and AI cartridges. I had the same issue that I could not get powder and the other was that H4831 and H4350 meter crap in my powder measure. I had hoped H100V would be better - but no go. A single grain is just too big and weights too much...
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:11 PM
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Re: Whats your .243 AI loads? Powder bullet etc

Your right Berger does list the 95 with H100V at 41 Hodgdon list the standard .243 at 43.7C with a 100gr........
So far im not impressed but will be back out at the Range either Saturday morning or Monday.............

My son shot a Black Bear using 48.5gr of RL19 and the 95gr Berger last fall in the .243 AI The bear was ranged at 211 yards and he dropped him in his tracks......... shreaded the lungs. I was impressed.

I will be messing with bullet seatind depth using 46.5 gr of H100V we will see......................I will post the results.

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Old 03-27-2013, 06:19 PM
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Re: Whats your .243 AI loads? Powder bullet etc

You would do well to back off the load somewhat before varying your seating depth. With loads close to max, seating the bullet deeper will raise pressure by reducing case volume. Seating longer and "jamming" the bullet will raise pressure too. Once you have found the optimum "jump" value, you can stick with it as you raise up the charge value in smaller increments.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:29 PM
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Re: Whats your .243 AI loads? Powder bullet etc

Good advice..............the heavyer chardges are with the bullet seated deeper. I might just pull those bullets and take your advice.
Im going to see if I cant get some H414 Im using Lapua cases I have fire formed.

What other powders have you used in your AI
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:16 PM
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Re: Whats your .243 AI loads? Powder bullet etc

I shoot 45 gr H4350 with 95 SMK with about .05 jump. Smk seem to like to jump. and some H380 with 80 grain noslers. seated about .005 off the lands. H414 seems to b my go to powder. I got 8lbs of 414 I was going to sell 4lbs but I don't know I might keep.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:26 AM
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Re: Whats your .243 AI loads? Powder bullet etc

If you want to selll it Please let me know!!
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