243AI load for the Sierra 85 BTHP

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Old Coach, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. Old Coach

    Old Coach Well-Known Member

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    I need load data for the 243AI with the Sierra 85 BTHP.
    I used 44 grn IMR 4350 for fireforming and it was sub-MOA.
    I also have some Berger 95 VLD and 87 V-Max to load.
    Use for deer @ 500 or less.

    THANKS
    Coach
     

  2. 308sako

    308sako Well-Known Member

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  3. shootone

    shootone Well-Known Member

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    i ran 41g varget for the 85g sierra

    went 3400 and change fps into tiny holes
     
  4. Verminator2

    Verminator2 Member

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    Mine likes 46gr. of H 4831. I shot a .883" group at 400 with it.
     
  5. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Mine likes 53.5grs of H4350 and produces 3,600 with 87gr V-max. Oh dang mines is a 6x284 not the midget 243 AI
     
  6. ATH

    ATH Well-Known Member

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    Whuppity do, my 300WM will throw a 110gr at 3800fps, guess I'm a bigger man than you or something? What is your point here?

    Nothing wrong with a 243AI unless you get some sick pleasure from replacing barrels annually.
     
  7. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    I guess I couldn't resist the temptation to throw a rock into the lake for ripple effect. Of course there is nothing wrong with the 243 AI ,I love Ackley stuff. At times I'm a little envious at the ease of getting your brass. Plus getting so close to my velocity with way less powder.Burning up barrels ?Aren't all our hobbies expensive ? So far under a 1,000 through my BBL and I'm still getting occasional 1/4MOA.
     
  8. biff's reloading

    biff's reloading Well-Known Member

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    varget for the 85 or 87. up to 42 grains. i use magpro for the 105amax...