243 load suggestions with 95gr BT

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  1. heelerx2

    heelerx2 Well-Known Member

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    Hey folks,
    I have a stash of 95 gr ballistic tips and recently purchased a 700 vls in .243. I know the info is on this site somewhere but i am lazy and am just going to ask. Anyone have favorite loads with this combo?
    Thanks for your time.
     
  2. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665 Well-Known Member

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    I use the 90 grain version...but...

    H4350 works great...42 grains should be a safe max for your 95 grain BT, start at about 40 grains with a COAL of 2.710"

    I use a COAL of 2.735" in my rifle...may or may not work in yours.
     

  3. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    We didn't have much luck with the 4350s for whatever reason. AA3100 did outstanding in a 25" PacNor barreled 243 I had made for a friend. Win brass, Federal match primers.
     
  4. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    35 gr of Varget in a 700 BDl varmint special. Advertised fps is 2995
     
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  6. heelerx2

    heelerx2 Well-Known Member

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    I have tried H4350 based on some other reviews but was not happy with the results. Groups ran around 1" at 100 yards. I am having some luck with R22. Have to keep playing with her. I wish I had some AA3100 to try.
    Thanks for the input.
    Chad
     
  7. heelerx2

    heelerx2 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to everyone for the suggestions.
    Chad
     
  8. tnshooter111

    tnshooter111 Well-Known Member

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    My 243 vls likes 39.5 gr of IMR 4350 with 95gr BT's.
     
  9. muliehunter

    muliehunter Well-Known Member

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    I load aa2700 useing 42 gr in 2 remmlngton 700 and 1 ruger ayrds start a38 gr and work up all three college arell 3 will touch bulets at 200 yrds start are 38 gr and work up all 3col are different as they are loaded for each gun Aaron book says 40 is max when i built the load my eyes where crooked but have had no preasure signs even at 108 during the summer and groups got tighter as i worked up
     
  10. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    I have been playing with these and H414
     
  11. coues7

    coues7 Well-Known Member

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    I'm using 41.7-42.0 of H4350.....very accurate
     
  12. sendero72

    sendero72 Well-Known Member

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    Just getting ready to load some 95 gr BT also. Is there a difference in IMR7828 and 7828sc in regards to burn rate or load data. Exp- is 43 grs of 7828 the same as 7828sc ??
    My other choice is IMR 4350....which is best? Savage model 11- 22" barrel.

    Thanks
     
  13. heelerx2

    heelerx2 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone try N560? Nosler book show highest velocity and most accurate powder tesed. I am not sure how available it is here though.
     
  14. northernexposure

    northernexposure Well-Known Member

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    N560 is an "ok" powder... but due to it's large granular size, it's a trick to weigh it properly. People have been reporting good to great performance from the "superporfamance" powder.