Years back on a midwest hunt with an outfitter my prize Rem 700 .270 didn't make it due to airlines baggage issues. I was handed a Rem Mohawk Model 6 in .243 with which I took 2 mulies with one shot each. The rifle was a pleasure to carry in the hills. So recently I bought a Rem model Seven in .243 and am having a devil of a time working up a viable white tail load. The model 6 had a very short barrel as is the model Seven. The mulie load used 100gr nosler partitions. I stocked up on 500 of those. I have 8 pounds of 3031 that I use for the .270 and 30-06. Given the current cost of components (and scarcity) I'd like to use what I have. I've tried powder weights all around the recommended 35gr of 3031 and have surprisingly poor accuracy at 50 yards. I put 85gr factory ammo through it and all the rounds shoot through the same hole at 50 yards. My thoughts are that the barrel of the Model Seven is too short to stabilize the longer 100 gr bullets. Valid theory or not? I can't see how the old Mohawk was able to drive the 100gr bullets 200 yards with stellar accuracy and I can't get the same performance out of the Model Seven. Anyone have any suggestions? I want to keep the rifle. For whitetail I want to stay around 95gr - 100gr for bullet weight.