New .243 opinions on load

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by ntrl_brn_rebel, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. ntrl_brn_rebel

    ntrl_brn_rebel Member

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    I am not sure if this question goes here, but I'll ask anyways- A buddy is building a .243 with a 26" Shilen Barrel 1:8 Twist. He is leaning toward shooting a 105 Berger. Just wondering if someone shoots something similar, maybe some load suggestions to get started.

    There is a bunch of knowledge on this site, sure appreciate the help everyone!!
     
  2. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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    Well, with that twist it is almost certain that he will do better with heavier bullet weights, maybe 85 gr. and above. That's about as much as any one can say with any conviction.
     

  3. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    I shoot the 105 Amax in my 243 with a 26", 8 twist, Rock Creek barrel. Velocity runs just under 2950 fps with 44.4 grs of Re 22 in Win brass lit by Fed 210 primers. While this load is about 1 grn over Hornadys listed max it shows no signs of pressure in my rifle, but approach with caution anyway!!

    Chris
     
  4. 338 bruce

    338 bruce Well-Known Member

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    I shoot speer 105gn and sierra 107mk with 48 gns rl 25 in my ruger 20" factory barrel 243, 3080 fps