Help with 87 V-Max or 95 CBT

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Ongaku, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. Ongaku

    Ongaku Member

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    I've just had my 243 MK5 Weatherby re-barreled with a 1-8 Pac Nor and it seems to like 87 V-Max and 95 Nosler CBTs.
    Does anyone have a recommended powder or load they use successfully with these heads in a 243?
    Thank you
     
  2. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    Looked at my notes from 2002 and see that I was shooting the 87gn VMax into .4" using 43.0 and 45.5gn of H414 and Rem 9.5M primers. These were the accuracy nodes during my testing. Use extreme caution! these loads may be near or over max.
    Also tried the 90gn NBT using IMR4831 and CCI BR2's. Got great accuracy @ 44.5gn (.192") but velocity was around 2961fps with 24" barrel. This is max load in Noslers's #5. Rifle used had 1-10 twist. Good luck. JohnnyK.