243/Retumbo/100gr

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Ksmirk, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. Ksmirk

    Ksmirk Well-Known Member

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    Ok fella's first off I know that this is not the best powder for 100gr. bullets but it rocks with the 107smk's and being I have close to 10# I was wondering your thoughts about loading some 100gr BTSP Speer bullets for some deer. My 308 finally crapped out and the barrel went South and there is no way I can get it re-barreled in time so I just thought I'd load up some bullets for deer. I have a case full of the Retumbo with the 107's and really don't know if I could get enough of the Retumbo in the case for the 100gr. bullets? let me have your opinions here folks. Later,

    Kirk
     
  2. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665 Well-Known Member

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    IMO...Retumbo is a bit slow burning...even for the 107's...but if it works for you, use it.

    You're probably not gonna get a good "seal" around the brass with the 100's and Retumbo...but that's just a guess because I have never tried it.

    Look for soot (black stuff around the neck...maybe also on the upper 1/3 of the brass).
     

  3. Ksmirk

    Ksmirk Well-Known Member

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    Yes the Retumbo is right on the edge of being too slow with the 107's! I get a little ring about 1/16" of soot on the neck the 4350 would have a clean neck but I just never could get good groups so I just deal with the little ring of soot, get out the steel wool and make it go away. I was told about some powder I belive Hogdon is making Hybrid 100V that is supposed to be great for the 100 and 107's trick I'm having is finding some around town. Thanks I pretty much figured the Retumbo would be too slow but I just needed someone to verify for me :D Later,

    Kirk
     
  4. eshell

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    I'd agree that it's going to be too slow for anything lighter than the 105/107s. I shoot 105 Scenars with Retumbo and unless I stay close to the top, it's not consistent. For lighter bullets, I'd go to H4350.
     
  5. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665 Well-Known Member

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    I like Alliant Reloder 19 for 100 grain bullets in 243...it gets the best overall performance in my guns...best mix of speed and accuracy.
     
  6. Ksmirk

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    Has anyone got to try any of the Hybrid 100V powder yet? the charts I have looked at is stating it to be a good powder for both the 100 and 105-107gr bullets but have yet to see any in town yet to try out. Later,

    Kirk
     
  7. Dobber

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    try 4831sc near or at max, I never could get 4350 to group in my Rem 700 vls.
     
  8. Ksmirk

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    IMR4350 or H4350 were you having the issue with? Later,

    Kirk
     
  9. Dobber

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    it was IMR 4350. I tried a couple different bullets,but H4831sc always grouped much better,even with lighter bullets.
     
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  11. Ksmirk

    Ksmirk Well-Known Member

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    That was a good read, pretty much what I have found to be about norm for this rifle so far. Never could get the A-Max to shoot what I thought was good and the powder is still a bit slow for even the 107 SMK's BUT the velocity is 3050fps on the nose and the deviation's are 8-11fps for 5 rounds so far just can't wait til I can get it out past 500 yards, it's sad when a rifle is getting boring to shoot at 500 yards! Thanks Sendero_Man for the link. Later,

    Kirk
     
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    no problem...