243win Load Help Please

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by novaman64, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. novaman64

    novaman64 Well-Known Member

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    So I am just getting into reloading. I have a box of Hornady 87 grain V-Max's that I plan on using as my Coyote bullet and a box of Berger 105 grain Hunting VLD's that I plan on using as my pig/deer bullet (or long range coyote bullet).

    I was thinking of using Retumbo for the 105's and IMR4350 for the 87 grainers. Am I on the right track or are there other powders that some of you would recomend for these bullets? Any specific load data that you have would be greatly appreciated.

    BTW, these will be launched out of a 26" 1:8 1/8 twist barrel.
     
  2. pjracer

    pjracer Well-Known Member

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    your powder choices are a good start.
     

  3. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    novaman64,
    IMR4350 is a great powder for the .243. It usually provides great accuracy and velocity. I have had exceptional luck with 2 or 3 different heavy-barrelled .243's with the 85-90gn range of bullets using 44.5gn of IMR4831.
    I've also had good luck with H414 and the 87gn V-max. Accuracy ran in the .4's. (seems to be my norm for Hornady bullets). I usually just avoid them and stick with Noslers or Sierras. JohnnyK.
     
  4. eshell

    eshell Well-Known Member

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    I'm using Retumbo in my daughter's fast-twist .243 with 105 Lapua Scenars. Very good accuracy (.3-.4 moa) and easy to get 2,975 in her 24" gun.
     
  5. Freebore

    Freebore Well-Known Member

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    I'm shooting a Sako using 95 Bal-Tips with AA-3100. I have also used both of the 4831's
     
  6. A/C Guy

    A/C Guy Well-Known Member

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    Reloader 17

    Try Reloader 17, I am getting 1/2 moa using rx17 and the Hornady 87gr bullets.

    The charge on Alliant Powder - Reloder 17

    works well for me