.243 Load advice with Berger Bullets Please ???

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  1. robbobsam

    robbobsam Well-Known Member

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    Hiya Guys,

    I am trying to get an accurate load together for some Berger bullets.

    I want to be using the rifle at 100-600yds on vermin and closer on deer.

    I shoot a Tikka T3 Super Varmint with a 1 in 10 barrel.

    What powder and primers would you recommend ???

    Do you have 1st hand experience with these bullets, if so would you care to share your experiences please ???

    I have had some good experiences with H414 on different bullet heads, but I am struggling with the Bergers.

    Please help if you can.

    Thanks Guys
     
  2. RH300UM

    RH300UM Well-Known Member

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    What weight Bergers in the 243 are you using? With the 1 in 10 twist you have the heavy weights are out. Are you using the hunting VLD's or the varmit bullets? For the hunting VLD's even the 95gr. need a 1 in9 twist. Where are you seating the bullet? I have had Bergers that shoot good with a 30 thou. jump to the lands and some have to be seated just touching the lands.
     

  3. robbobsam

    robbobsam Well-Known Member

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    The really wanted to use the boat tailed Berger bullets because I believe they work better at the longer ranges and better against wind.

    The lightest boat tailed they do at 90 grainers so I was hoping I would be able to use them.

    If not I may have to go for 68, or 88 varmint bullets.

    Please feel free to make suggestions of tried and tested loads in .243 rifles with a 1 in 10 twist.
     
  4. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    the 95 grain may or may not work in a 10 twist. the 90 grainers should stabalize for sure. i shoot 88's out of my 12 twist and they do great in the wind. i use varget and I-4064.
     
  5. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    my rifle has a 12 twist hart. it shoots everything good that i have tried thus far, some down to .25 at 100 yards. i won a 1000 yard match with the 88's in 2001, the first i ever shot in . i would try the 95 's if i had your tikka. h-4350 , varget and I -4064( in that order) and lapua brass. 210m and br-2 primers. you say in your thread for "deer" . does that mean 300 pounders from canada? the deer we have here vary, the mule deer can be 225; the whitetails barely make 100 on a huge trophy usually closer to 70-75 they are dinks. some on here have said their ruger 10 twist or savage or remington would stabilize the 105 max. yours may or may not. for sure it will stabilize a 95 baltip or sst or mk.
     
  6. mike33

    mike33 Well-Known Member

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    rem 700 factory ss thinking 91/4 twist. using berger 97 hunting grade 47 grains h-4831 sc 1/2 moa and under vel. 2950. This was the only powder i could get it to shoot.
    mike
     
  7. chucknbach

    chucknbach Well-Known Member

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    Browning Xbolt varminter .243, 1:10 twist, 87gr Berger VLD hunting bthp, 46gr H4831sc, cci 200, 3166fps close to lands. 1/4" moa.
     
  8. Loner

    Loner Well-Known Member

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    87 berger vld, sako 75 1:10 37.9 grains of h4064 fgm210 primer, sako brass
    2.760 coal. 2970fps. It put about 3 out of 5 in
    one hole at 300 yards in a lot of my five shot groups. I have the flyer problem solved
    I think (In the cold last winter my front stock screw was loosening outside and snugging
    back up when warmed up. It's a carbon fiber stock in carbon fiber bedding, it finally stayed
    loose) and will be shooting at 800 this week or weekend. My groups were still always
    under an inch with the flyers.
     
  9. Dalebow

    Dalebow Well-Known Member

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    ok dumb question, if it says min twist 1:9 then does that mean 1:10 isnt reccomended?
     
  10. chucknbach

    chucknbach Well-Known Member

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    Yes and not a dumb question but I think the Bergers say 1:9 twist or faster.
     
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  11. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    ROBO- yer post is a year old. what did you find? how does your super varmint shoot??
     
  12. YOTE

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    My savage 12 LRP has a 1/9.25 twist and it will stabalize the 105 berger which calls for a 1/8 twist. So maybe you could stabalize the 95's, you just gotta try them. I shoot h4831sc but my bullet is heavier. If i was you I would first try h4350, lapua brass, 95 bergers and cci br2 primers. I love the bergers, had a 5 shot group measure 1.22" at 400 yards a couple nights ago. 3 of the bullets were touching... they fly true! good luck

    nick
     
  13. joshw

    joshw New Member

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    Nick, which one of the Berger 105gr bullets are you using in your Savage LRP .243? I have the same rifle. Is it the 105 gr Match BT Target, 105 gr Match VLD Target, or 105 gr Match Hybrid Target?
     
  14. jehu

    jehu Well-Known Member

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    My Sako 85 Hunter Stainless 1:10 243 shoots 95gr Federal ballistic tips in one hole at 100yrds.