Wthby Vangard .243 load

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by whopperstopper, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. whopperstopper

    whopperstopper Active Member

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    Friend of mine just inherited a Wthby Van. .243 and is looking for a good load for Antelope. Any Recommendations?
     
  2. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    Every barrel likes something different. I'd hope to find a load with a 90/100g bullet for antelope. H335 seems to be a useful powder in that case size, among others. For being a 'factory' rifle the Vanguards usually shoot pretty well.
     

  3. whopperstopper

    whopperstopper Active Member

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    Thank you!!!
     
  4. whopperstopper

    whopperstopper Active Member

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    Bullet brand? H335 how many grains?
     
  5. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    I would try RL17. I'll turn your 243 into a 243 AI plus.
     
  6. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    I'm getting great results from the 95gn Ballistic Tip ahead of 43.5 - 44.0 gns of Viht N560 and the CCI BR2 primers. Velocity is running right at 3100fps and accuracy is .2-.3" at 100yds.
    I killed alot of Groundhogs up in VA with this load last year, with the farthest being 580yds. JohnnyK.