powders for .243 and 90+ grain bullet

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  1. DocDoc

    DocDoc Well-Known Member

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    I have been using H4350 and H4831, but have seen neither in local stores for a long time. I have seen Hybrid 100 V, 7828, what can you recommend for 95 and 105 Bergers and 105 Hornady HPBT?
     
  2. westcliffe01

    westcliffe01 Well-Known Member

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    I'm using H100V and it seems to be working just fine for me. For whatever reason, it is not a popular powder - easy to buy even now.
     

  3. sendero72

    sendero72 Well-Known Member

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    I use Superformance, which is just behind H 4831, while loading the 105 A-max. Great deer round.
     
  4. farout

    farout Well-Known Member

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    RL-22 is best in my .243 with 105 A-max
     
  5. Gus McCrae

    Gus McCrae Well-Known Member

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    I'm getting really good results with IMR-4350 with 90 gr Accubond.
     
  6. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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    "...what can you recommend for 95 and 105 Bergers and 105 Hornady HPBT?"

    I can recommend you check your loading manuals, or at least some powder makers site, and get proper data.
     
  7. Dosh

    Dosh Well-Known Member

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    H-4350 works well with 95 gr Bergers for my son's .243. Good luck
     
  8. Toptuna

    Toptuna Well-Known Member

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    touching bullet holes with imr 4350
     
  9. joeycoates

    joeycoates Well-Known Member

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    I agree that RL-22 works great with 105gr A-Max's. My 700 VLS will shoot under .20" at 100 yards with 43.5gr RL-22 at .020 off the lands and under 2" at 400 yards.
     
  10. deerehombre

    deerehombre New Member

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    Have tight groups with 95 berger & RL22 @ 45.2-46gr in 1-10.
     
  11. 65WSM

    65WSM Well-Known Member

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    I shoot 90 Bergers or Accubonds over Superformance for velocity superior to other powders. I get an instrumental (12 feet) 3360 to 3380 with 48.0 to 48.7 gr. I use HBN coated bullets so I need more powder to get the same pressure.

    I have tried 100-V, VV N550, N-560, Ramshot Hunter, Reloader 17 and Reloader 22, H4350 and H4831. The sweet spot is between 4350 and 4831 in burn rate for this case volume and bullet weight. Quickload shows this. Hodgdons data also shows how Superformance is the best choice. They even show a load on the label for .243 with amazing velocity.

    The worst piece of advice is H-1000. Quickload shows that you will blow a lot of it out the end of the barrel. It might be exciting for night shooting or fire starting.
     
  12. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Similar issue in my 6mm, 7828 might be a bit slow for the 90 grain bullets, but set it off with a 215 Federal and it worked well for me. That was back before the short cut version was on the market, can't say if it changed after that.
     
  13. Freebore

    Freebore Well-Known Member

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    95gr Bal-Tips use to use AA-3100, now unavailable, I use VV-560 with almost same velocity but with excellent accuracy.

    95 Berger H4350
     
  14. bama1

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    Hv 100