Powder Recommendations .243 Win

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by antleredacres, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. antleredacres

    antleredacres Active Member

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    Hello: First post. I have a short barreled, 18", rifle chambered in .243 Winchester. I'd appreciate any recommendations of which powders should perform the best with this combo. I'd like to use either the 90gr. Accubond or the 90gr. Scirroco II. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. the jigger

    the jigger Well-Known Member

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    For your 18" barrel my recommendation is something in the mid to fast burning rate
    powders. You might try RL15, Varget, IMR4064 etc. My 243 has a varmint weight 24"
    10 twist barrel. For the 90gr and 95gr bullets I found IMR4831 to be the better choice.
    GOOD LUCK and GOOD SHOOTING!!!
     
  3. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    i would also consider a 90 grain scenar or a 90 berger. varget and H4350. lapau brass.
     
  4. Dosh

    Dosh Well-Known Member

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    acres, H4350 with the Berger in Lapua brass works very well for my son's .243.
     
  5. earlcurtis67

    earlcurtis67 Well-Known Member

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    IMR 4064 for 55gr. Nos. BTs, H 4831SC for 95gr Nos. BTs. Shot from a 24" sporter. Good luck finding any Partitions though.....E
     
  6. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    I've had outstanding accuracy with RL-19 & Ramshot Hunter pushing an 87grn V-max. I ran 19 out of a 24" bolt gun & Hunter out of my 20" DPMS. Both show well under MOA. FED 210M only.



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  7. moombaskier

    moombaskier Well-Known Member

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    H4350
     
  8. Pa Grizz

    Pa Grizz Well-Known Member

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    Imr 4350
     
  9. Ghost7

    Ghost7 Well-Known Member

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    From what little experience I have I am finding varget and imr 4350 are working well.
    Good luck!
     
  10. EFR

    EFR Well-Known Member

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    I've had the best luck with H4350 followed by RL17 in 243 with 95gr bullets.
     
  11. 7magcreedmoor

    7magcreedmoor Well-Known Member

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    I had a Ruger Compact (16.5 inch barrel) and ran Retumbo behind Berger 105VLDs, 2760fps. Goes against conventional wisdom, but accuracy was good. Spent the summer trying to burn it up waiting on a new full length varmint contour barrel in 6.5 Creedmoor to rebuild it full size.
     
  12. Bbear

    Bbear Well-Known Member

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    For my Grandson's 600 Mohawk 18.5" barrel, I'm loading IMR4064 behind 95gr Nosler CTBT's and 95 gr Nosler BT. Getting .548" groups with it.