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Old 11-04-2006, 01:46 PM
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Well I just purchased brand new Remmington ADL in 243. Anyone have any faorite loads, factory or reloads, that might speed up my sight in?

Thanks and good luck this season.
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Old 11-04-2006, 03:39 PM
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I have a Ruger MK II .243 and it likes the following:
100gr Hornady BTSP
41.5gr IMR4350
WLP

Hope this helps
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Old 11-04-2006, 04:42 PM
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spudrow,

Bullet 95 grain Nosler Partition
Powder Imr-4350
Primer CCI# 250
Charge 43.5 grains
Velocity 2929 fps
Group 5 shots= .312" c/c

Today I'd use H-4350
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Old 11-04-2006, 07:01 PM
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Big Bob, how much powder!
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Old 11-05-2006, 02:48 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I purchased a Remmington 700 adl in 243 and while I didn't have time to make some loads I bought a couple of boxes of Federal Power-Shock 100 grain soft points. Man do they shoot great. After starting out at 25 yards, then going to 50, and finallyI 'm shooting 1/2 dollar 3 shot groups at 100 yards.
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Old 11-05-2006, 04:38 PM
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My 243 shoots the power-shoks very well also spud.
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Old 11-05-2006, 06:22 PM
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I'll tell you what those Power Shoks shoot so well that I'm taking the 243 out on opening day. At Bass Pro a box of 20 shells cost $9.99, that's only 5o cents per. What a deal.
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Old 11-05-2006, 08:16 PM
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Hey yall I got a question.

I loaded some 243's last week and shot the trying out two different powders. IMR 4350 and Win 760 (both starting loads). I'm using the Hornady 100gr.BTSP. I loaded them to the cannalure with just a ever so slight crimp. I shot two five shot groups with each load. They were about inch and a half to two inch groups.

My question is this, How can I tighten up the load? I want to keep them light as I can as this loadwill mainly be used by my 10 year old girl in her single shot. What tricks can I try before moving up in powder charge? I compared the length to factory Remingtons loads and mine are shorter, but I seated the bullets to the center of the canalure. SO I dont think I can move it much. I'll get my calipers and check the length when I get back to the bench this week.

Ive never laoded rifle ammo before only 9mm and 38 target ammo. As long as it went bang I was happy. Now I want groups[8D]
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Old 11-06-2006, 02:26 AM
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Mike,

IMHO, IMR-4350 doesn't do well with reduced loads. I've always gotten the best accuracy with loads near the top of the book loads or just over book with this powder. But there is a way to load pretty good reduced loads using H-4895. Go to the Hodgdon website and look for the reduced loads for beginners section. It will give you a good deal of info. This is what I did when I was starting Katie with her .243 Win with reduced loads. It worked quite nicely for her.

Slower powders sometimes experience a situation where the reduced load results in a detonation when fired.. Evidently there's not a lot of technical data about what happens, just the knowledge that it does happen.
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Old 11-06-2006, 01:09 PM
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ORIGINAL I loaded them to the cannalure with just a ever so slight crimp. I
My question is this, How can I tighten up the load?
Ive never laoded rifle ammo before only 9mm and 38 target ammo. As long as it went bang I was happy. Now I want groups[8D]


Three things. 1. Why are they shorter? Need to figure this out.
2. Are you resizing?
3. Maybe you should trynot crimping them and seat the bullet just to the beginning of the cannalure.
Good luck.
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