243 questions

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by cowboy717, May 24, 2011.

  1. cowboy717

    cowboy717 Well-Known Member

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    Ok I've just picked up a used sps varmint in 243, has a timney trigger and in a B and C A2 stock. As this is going to be my first 243 I'm wondering what loads to try first? Wanting to use it for long ange varmint and paper punching. Thanks guys!
     
  2. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    i always start with 37.5 of I4064 and an 85 sierra bthp. next powder-varget and other bullets 87 horn bthp, 87 berger, 88 berger.
     

  3. j845125

    j845125 New Member

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    I've been shooting a 105 grain A-max with 46.5 grains of Win. 780 with a Remington magnum primer, OAL at 2.85. Velocity averages 3062 out of a Shilen 26" with a Stevens action.
     
  4. Mild Bill

    Mild Bill Well-Known Member

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    Nice score on the rifle.
    I have that stock on a rem 700 Varmint SF in 223 AI.

    For the 243 for long range stuff I would look at the hornady v-max in 87 grain weight it has a very nice ballistic coefficient that should help for reaching out there.

    powder wise I would look at H4350 and H4831sc
     
  5. backwoods83

    backwoods83 Well-Known Member

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    You may try 44grns H4350 or 45grns Imr4350 under a 95grn Berger vld, keep the velocity above 3k fps and it'll stay stabilized in your twist.