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i have never loaded for this round. i load 308,22-250 though. i am finding that the 243 takes a slower burning powder than either the 308 or 22-250, WHY? doesnt make alot of sense too me. anyway i have some 85gr sp bullets and some 70gr sierra blitzkings. please post your fav loads, any bullet weight or powder. i have rl-15,w748,aa2495,wc844,wc846 powders. thanks
 

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I have not loaded the bullets you are listing so can not be of help there.

I have however shot a pile of 55gr. Nosler Ballistic Tips loaded with Hodgdon's VARGET, and a pile of 95gr. Nosler Ballistic Tips loaded with Hodgdon's H-4350.

Not in a .243 Rifle but I always perferred the 80gr. Speer Hot Core Spitzer loaded with Hodgdon's H-4895 for the 15" T/C Encore Handgun I worked that load up for.

Larry
 

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I'm in the same boat. Picked up a Sako A7 on closeout at Bass Pro. I'm playing around with the
Sierra 85 grain HPBT but have not had much success yet. I had some Win 760 that shot fairly well
with the Nosler 95 BT but it's certainly capable of better accuracy. The hunt continues.
 

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I used to live near the Sierra plant when I was much younger. Back then you could pick up factory seconds for $0.75 a pound. My .243 Mauser had a steady diet of 85 HPBT bullets. Around the same time you could buy 4831 for $0.75 a pound if you brought your own container. Killed many Jack rabbits and ground squirrels with a case full of 4831 and a Sierra HPBT. Now days I use R15 and 55 Nosler or 65 VMAX in my 243 AI.

I've found that Varget and R15 are the best with lighter bullets
 

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jerrschmitt said:
I used to live near the Sierra plant when I was much younger. Back then you could pick up factory seconds for $0.75 a pound. My .243 Mauser had a steady diet of 85 HPBT bullets. Around the same time you could buy 4831 for $0.75 a pound if you brought your own container. Killed many Jack rabbits and ground squirrels with a case full of 4831 and a Sierra HPBT. Now days I use R15 and 55 Nosler or 65 VMAX in my 243 AI.

I've found that Varget and R15 are the best with lighter bullets
Here is my best 10 shot group


 

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This last fall I aquired a weatherby in .243win for my 10 year old son. We worked up a load with 95g nosler BT over 41.3g IMR 4350. Velocity was 2846 fps with the short 20" pipe. We outfitted the rifle with a Leupold vx-3 3.5-14x40 CDS. He could shoot 1/2 inch groups at 100yds all day. At 300 yds he shot many 2.5" or smaller 5 shot groups. The load worked great on whitetails this season at close to long ranges. He took a nice 140lb doe at 81yds (droped in her tracks), a huge net 132 5/8" 3x4 at 172 yds, and a 1/2 rack at 474 yds, all ranged with a laser and all one shot kills.
 

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just picked up my .243 dies today.
Gonna be playing with..

Hornady 65gr V-max
imr 4064
cci br2 primers
once fired winchester brass.

will post up results and best loads when get range time in.

Rifle is a browning a bolt stainless stalker .243 win with 1:10 twist. Shot factory winchester 55gr balistic silver tips and win 95gr bst VERY well.
 
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