- May 2, 2012
today at the range i tried a slower burning (reloader 22)powder in my .243 win with the 87 grain hornaday vmax and it grouped very well. i also noticed that the barrel did not heat up as fast and the barrel was more evenly heated than my normaly used powders such as h414 and h380. the load that surprised me was 44 grains of reloader 22 behind an 87 grain vmax seated .010 from the lands. my question is will this load promote barrel life or possibly wear my barrel faster?