new rifle need .243 varmint load help

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by duckaholic, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. duckaholic

    duckaholic Well-Known Member

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    Just picked up the new .243 26in bull barrel just looking for some starting points on a good varmint load. Thanks
     
  2. peashooter

    peashooter Well-Known Member

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    I'm shooting a 75 gr. Hornady V-max over 46.5 gr. of Vht. N160 in a Lapua case fired by a CCI primer. The load is running just over 3400 fps and has shot well out to 800 yards. I am shooting a 26" Brux barrel. I was shooting the same V-max out of a Hornady case using 46.0 gr. of IMR 4831 with a WLR primer. This combo was only running 3250 from a 22" barrel.
     

  3. newmexkid

    newmexkid Well-Known Member

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    My .243 likes H-414 with 58 Gr V-Max. NBT 70 gr. with Varget and NBT 70 gr. with IMR 4350. All max loads.
     
  4. ATH

    ATH Well-Known Member

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    I shoot the 87gr Vmax and H414...amount escapes me as I don't shoot it much as it's a switch barrel with something I use more...but I was up near book max and getting just under 1in 5shot groups consistently out of a factory Savage sporter barrel.
     
  5. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    i would start with I-4064 or varget; and either 70 balistic tip or 85 sierrra bthp.
     
  6. duckaholic

    duckaholic Well-Known Member

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    Was thinkin on loading some ballistic tips for deer when I seldomly decide to carry it but was wanting something that won't blow a huge hole in the coyotes
     
  7. sll

    sll Well-Known Member

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    If you want a little heavier bullet for deer, 43 grains of IMR4831 and 85 grain Sierra BTHP's are deadly in my son's 243.
     
  8. golithhorse

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    Re: new rifle need load.sako 270 telecomate 24in

    need bullet grain an load for sako 270 24 in telcomate thanks.
     
  9. jakelly

    jakelly Well-Known Member

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    Mine liked 4350, IMR more so than H, and flat refused to shoot bullets lighter than the 87 gr Hornady V-max into anything resembling a group. The 90 gr Noslers and those V-maxs went into 3/4" though. I played with varget, 414, 4831, RL 19(ok), 4064, and a few other powders, but that #1 only liked 4350.
     
  10. golithhorse

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    thanks alot that will hep.
     
  11. Loner

    Loner Well-Known Member

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    Mine is a 1:10, it always does best with 4064 powder. The new 87 grain berger did great
    for me in the last 1000 yard shoot I was in.