243 WSSM reloading

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by hitman2565, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. hitman2565

    hitman2565 Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2005
    A buddy would like to start reloading for his 243 WSSM. He was wondering what others think of this cartridge and what loads and bullets you are using. The gun is being used as woodchuck and coyote gun in NW Ohio. Thanks.
  2. sscoyote

    sscoyote Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2003
    So far out of my WSSM Savage Striker 16" barrel, i've gotten the 100 Speer BTSP to around 2850, i believe with H4350-- i'll have to check my notes at home in the AM as i'm at work now. It's an 8 twist Broughton, and i hope to get either the 105 A-Max shooting, or 87 V-Max (the highest BC pure varmint bullet made). This is a spot and stalk coyote rig, and it's gonna be interesting to see which bullet gives me the best terminal ballistics to as far as i can kill 'em.
  3. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    i'm shooting 39 gr of varget with 105 a-max.my throat is so long i barely have the bullet in the case to touch the rifling.i've shot a couple 1" 3 shot groups at 300.have taken g-hogs and crows out to 540.the a-max has work well for me so far.