243 Win, 1:9.5 twist - Bullet/Powder combinations?

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  1. acloco

    acloco Well-Known Member

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    Rem 722 with a takeoff 243 Rem varmint barrel. Suggestions on bullet/powder/primer combinations for bullets in the 55 to 105 range?
     
  2. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    I had great luck with 58g VLCs and IMR 4064 with BR2s until they quit making the VLCs. I have not tried the varminators but suspect they are pretty close to being the same bullet.
     

  3. papa45

    papa45 Well-Known Member

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    My .243 does well with:

    55 gr Nosler Ballistic Tip, 45.0 gr Varget, 3730 fps.

    87 gr Hornady SP, 38.5 gr Varget, 3130 fps.

    100 gr Hornady BTSP, 41.0 gr IMR4350, 2900 fps.
     
  4. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    Varmint load is 55g NBT, 53g H-380, R-P case, Fed 210, accuracy is .75" @100 yards, velocity is 4100fps...

    Deer load is 100g SBT, 43.5g IMR-4831, R-P case, CCI BR-2, accuracy is .5" at 100 yards, and gave .5 MOA @ 300 and 500 yards as well.

    Definately start low on that 53g/H380 load, Its a full case of powder, I dont even weigh the charge, just scoop powder in the case untill its full and level it off the top and seat a bullet...H380 is pretty tempermental through my experience...
     
  5. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    Velocity on the 100g SBT/IMR-4831 load is right at 3000fps.
     
  6. acloco

    acloco Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info.

    Looks like I have quite a bit of load development in front of me.
     
  7. Partagas

    Partagas Active Member

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    Your 55g load looks hot to me just judging from the velocity. That is 243AI or 6mm country. I didn't look up the max load for H380 but I hope you are at least using weighed cases with known similar volumes with you scoop and shoot trick.
     
  8. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    Well I got my load data staright from the Nosler book, so you can believe what you want...

    They call for 53g of H380 which is good for 4069fps w/24" bbl. So not all out of wack as you might think...I've shot and cronographed this load for years out of my moms little Ruger and I get between 4000-4100fps..

    I cant even fit 53g of powder in the .243 cases, which is why I dont even weight the charge, just scoop full, level off at the top and seat a bullet, works for me....Aint even a MAX load...
     
  9. acloco

    acloco Well-Known Member

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    Have 95 rounds loaded with a variety of 70, 87, & 105 grain bullets. Will post when range time happens.
     
  10. biff's reloading

    biff's reloading Well-Known Member

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    47gr varget, win brass, rem 9.5 primer, 55gr sierra blitzking, 4000fps (45gr is book max)

    40gr varget, 87gr vmax, 3250fps (38 is book max)