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Load for .243

Old 01-27-2013, 05:41 PM
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Here are the bullets and the powder I already have. I know there are probably better combinations but I am working with what I already have on hand. Also, this is for coyotes.

87 grain Hornady BTHPs
IMR 4895

Could I also get the OAL? If it makes any difference, I am shooting a Savage 110.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:25 PM
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I would say your best bet would be to buy a Hornady loading manual and that will give you all the information that you are wanting/needing. You will then have more options for other load combinations you may wish to try later.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:10 PM
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One of my books show starting charge 34.0 and max charge 36.5 for 4895 and a 90gr bullet.
I establish overall length by making a dummy round (no pwdr/primer). Start with the bullet seated pretty far out. Mark the bullet up with a sharpie. Attempt to chamber it. Continue seating the bullet deeper until it chambers, with just a slight marking on the bullet from the rifling. You will probably get the dummy stuck a few times before you get the length right, so have a cleaning rod handy to pop it out between length changes. Record the length and proceed to work up your powder charge.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:06 PM
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I have had great luck with IMR 4895 in a couple of my 243's...but I don't load any 87g bullets...have loaded 100g Nosler Partitions pushed with 34g of IMR 4895 and 55g Nosler Ballistic Tips with 43g of IMR 4895. For an 80g Hornady FMJ I loaded for my brother to use in Alaska for trapping and fur bearing I had the best of luck with 38g of IMR 4064. I know I loaded some 90g Nosler Ballistic tips but for some reason I can't find the load data I used (I know it was IMR 4895)...the Nosler Book showes a range of 33g - 37g for a 90g bullet.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:43 AM
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I've owned several .243's over the years, and most of them have liked the 85 gr. Sierra HPBT on top of a healthy charge of IMR 4350. Bullets at .020 off lands.... I've never had great luck with the Hornady 87 gr. in .243..
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