75 grain for 223, 105 grain for 243, 130 grain and up for 270 and at least 150 grain bullets for 30-06. Re: 243+87gr VMAX Powder choices? You just have to work at the right combination for your particular rifle[s]. For you to equate the number of powders I use with the amount of intelligence I have is downright insulting! So what is the best 243 bullet for whitetail? Varget for 70 on down-4350 for the heavier bullets. My best powder for 243 is H 4831sc. I'm sticking with the berger and have my OAL, cartridge components, etc decided on pretty well but would like to try a few diffrent powders. Probably the metric barrel length would work best with European powders:-). Next Last. I use 4895 in the IMR flavor, it drives 55 Grain Combine Tech Ballistic Tips @ 4000fps out of a 24" barrel. Personally, I'd use the CFE for the light to mid weights and the 4350 for the 90-95s. Hasbeen. Sierra MatchKing Long Range Specialty Bullets .22 cal 90 gr HPBT MATCH 50/ct. The type of game being sought should be the determining factor when choosing your bullet. For best velocity and accuracy: Varget for 58-75 gr, 4350 for 85 and heavier. If you're wanting to use one powder, I'd say Varget. Reloading; Campfire Forums; Register Log In Home Forums Big Game Rifles Best powder for the 243 Win? Reducing or increasing the powder charge and bullet weight allows you to meet your hunting and shooting needs with minimal recoil as the result. I found sweet loads I'm happy with, before I tried others...so I saw no need to waste time. 260 Rem. Every rifle likes a particular load that will shoot best. I had some Retumbo and tried it with 105's, like it quite a bit. It will do both calibers very well. With these powders, one can load bullets from 55 grains right up to the heaviest 6mm bullets available. Contrary to popular belief, reloading won’t save you money. It works great in 270 also. That's what produces best accurate ammo. Selected as the powder for U.S. Military's M118 special ball long range sniper round. 90gr pills?2206, 2. If you still feel you are qualified to post in those subforums, please contact "Shane Tuttle" (the mod for that portion of TFL) via Private Message for assistance. Funny thing is I started reloading in the early 1970's for a .243 Win. I, like others here have only loaded pistol rounds but am ready to move to rifle rounds. I have on hand: Varget, CFE223, H414, H4895 and IMR 4350. This powder doesn't meter well but IMR4064 36.5 grs worked very well in my 26" Remington 700 varmint rifle I posted a 10 shot 600 yard group here somewhere. I used to use H450 way back when, but it is long gone from powder lists. I agree with the 4064 recommendation. Magnum. Meters smooth as glass, excellent SD and ES, and very predictable when working up loads. Reloaders with a .243 are in luck. - 03/31/15 For best velocity and accuracy: Varget for 58-75 gr, 4350 for 85 and heavier. Really would like to get my hands on some Reloder, but can't be had for love nor money it seems. Hodgdon's Online Reloading data center is great. I try to keep things simple and use H4895 for almost everything. Good luck & … First of all, it all depends on how confident you feel and your ability to shoot "MOP" at a given range. Who knows these day what powder is the best with anything. canisters of smokeless gunpowder deliver clean-burning, tac-driving accuracy. I don't believe the 22 or less inch can effectively shoot 100 and above with the super slow powders. Sincerely, Dave (Bubba) Thornblom We've tried quite a few different bullets in all weight ranges and there was a marked accuracy benefit in the 75's and lighter with Varget, but 4350 takes the cake with 85 and above. I know the ideal process is to try different components (including powder), and come up with the most accurate load for each particular rifle. and 25-06 and 7mm mag. There are a lot of magnum rounds in use today and one of the best reloading gun powders is the 4831 powder type. You can search the shotgun side of the search by shell type, wad, shot, powder or any combination. I looked at the new Hodgdon annual manual the other day and they are coming out with new powders so quickly you can't keep up. Re: 243+87gr VMAX Powder choices? There are no 'secrets' in reloading. Thanks for the metric data! Even at the prices of components today, reloading is STILL cheaper than factory loads, AND you can tailor your loads for your specific barrel and gun. Your W760 will work under about any bullet & IMR4320 is rated for bullets from 55-85 grains. I have used rl22 with 95gr noslers it worked ok. Varget up to and including 80 grainers for me. This is my choice for the bullet I'm going to be reloading for this series and coming up with load development for. Sure, sure, each cartridge rolling out of your press costs pennies on the dollar compared to the factory-made stuff. Next to no recoil out of a heavy barrel varmint rifle, my 100 pound wife likes to shoot it. This reloading powder is arguably the best of the best for .223 Remington builds, along with several other rifle and cartridge types. My powder … If you want to save powder, load 41 grains of IMR4350 with the 95's. Short Magnum Reloading. But I will soon be reloading and was woundering what was the preferred powder when shooting 100gr. 270 Weatherby Magnum. Extruded powders like Varget are great for precession loads, but can be difficult for a beginner to throw from a powder measure. Hello everyone, i have been reloading for a little while now, mostly for hand guns and the 223, 308, and 30-06. post your best 243 loads. Basicly this is done by reloading the components you wish to use with changing the powder weight by 3 tenths grain from minimum to maximum charge taken from a reloading guide for the .243. Whether you use a reloading manual or a digital reloading data tool, making sure you have accurate reloading data is essential for producing the best possible rounds. So I'm looking for the best load recipe for my Ole' Spine Snapper. and large, low-pressure bores like .45-70. Smokeless powder is especially sensitive to the granule size, shape, and even coating. Stick powders have proved best for accuracy. Super Short Magnum. The perfect do-all, and classic powder for the .243 is IMR 3031. Varget just works good with … There are three powders available to Australian reloaders that are just ideal in the .243 Winchester. post your best 243 loads. (See note on Powders below or read all about various Powders.) Like others I've used a variety of powders, including H414, in the 243 but prefer H4350 because it's what's on the bench in greatest abundance and I'm not a big fan of ball powders... OTOH, if you're looking for good metering H414 won't be beat by H4350. Reloading the .243 Winchester Handloading or making your own ammunition is a labor of love and a very satisfying hobby, especially when you get to shoot the end result and then reload it again for the next shooting session. Generally, bullets from 70 to 80 grains are the best choice for varmint hunting and bullets from 90 to 105 grains are the best choice for hunting CXP2 class game. There are bullets from 55-115 grains from which to choose, and many common powders are adaptable to the .243. In fact, not only are there no secrets, many people loudly tell more than they know! And actually, both cartridges are not very picky about what works well. These are AR2208, AR2209 and Alliant Reloder 15. If you want some more options though, consider these because sometimes your favorite dealer only tends to stock 1 or 2 different brands and not necessarily all the options within that brand. Varget is another powder that will work under about any .243 bullet. Which is best for you depends on your personal powder and reloading … By the way, I tried Varget, CFE 223, Power Pro 2000 MR and RE-15, with a number of different bullets, but H4895 produced the best groups and best consistency for me. Also, .243 brass is strong and plentiful. (I'm clocking 2916fps with the 140 gr. RL17 is the go to powder for velocity. Unfortunately, at this point in my life, I don't feel I can justify spending the money needed to follow that procedure, and that is why I was looking for a single powder recommendation. Then go to the range and at 100 yards sight in using factory loads first. I am having great results with RL19 and 85,90,95&100gr. What ammount of powder … We all have our favorite. This particular powder is used for reloading .220 Swift, .22-250 Remington, .223 Remington, .243 Winchester Super Short Magnum, .337 Winchester, 66mm Remington, and other cartridges. As you say fast doesn't mean better, but those are slow powders more suited for .30-06 etc using heavier bullets. Feb 22, 2013 #1 stx kid Well-Known. I’m often asked, “what gunpowder do you recommend”? Hello everyone, i have been reloading for a little while now, mostly for hand guns and the 223, 308, and 30-06. Reloaders with a .243 are in luck. It opens up ground hogs with ease and cut an unlucky watermelon in half at 500 yards. Hodgdon Hybrid 100V is my new favorite powder for both. Smokeless powder is especially sensitive to the granule size, shape, and even coating. What to Look for in the Best Powder for .30-06 bullet range) PP2000 is my most go to powder! fan, but have loaded for others' .243's, and for 85 gr. From a loading only aspect the tac and cfe loaded the easiest. 270 Win. Re: Best powder for .243 for 58g to 95g ??? 1 of 2 Go to page. Best powder for 243? Bullet is .243" diameter. If you are a TFL member and can access TFL, please do not use this link; instead, use the forums (like Questions, Suggestions, and Tech Support) or PM an appropriate mod or admin. These specialty bullets are designed for extreme medium to long-range shooting. If you have a firearm related question, please register and post it on the forums. The best powders to start with are "ball" powders, called that because of their shape. 243 Win. I have a Ruger AR 5.56, SKS 7.62x39, a bolt action Savage 243 Win and I would like to try reloading for my 243. The secret lies in the powder’s composition, which features small extruded grains that increase metering uniformity and provide the powder … Reloder 19: Select A Caliber or Gauge Below To View Recipes. You can find very close to this load for your rifle by using the "Ladder Step" method. 90gr pills? 27 posts • Page 1 of 1. If I had to pick just ONE powder for the 243 it would be H414/WW760. Designed specifically for your reloading needs, Norma Powder's 1-lb. I have handloaded for at least a dozen .243's since buying my first one in 1974, and can't remember one that didn't shoot into an inch or less with 95-100 grain bullets and 41 grains of IMR4350 (or lately, H4350). Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting. The majority of loads I have worked up have performed best at near maximum velocity, so there has been no need to start at the bottom of the scale. Howdy yall! The best powder for reloading your Enfield will be whatever you find to your liking. Hey fellas, been reloading the 25-06 with 54gr of H4831sc under a 115gr berger. That said, other powders work for people too. LoadData.com has more powder and bullet combination than any other reloading manual on the market. So, perhaps there is a 'best' powder for the ..243, et al, but no one has yet proven it to be so. Such emails will be ignored. Reloading equipment, methods, load data, powder and projectile information. I've used IMR 4350 and H-414 for heavy bullets. Rem. It's hard to beat IMR 4064. I like Varget, IMR-8208-XBR, RL-15 and IMR-4064. sierra bthp. bullets up, IMR-4350 has been a top performer, if not THE top performer. - 03/31/15 I am tempted to suggest any powder you don't have on hand, since that seems to be one of the standard Campfire responses--especially powders that can't be found easily right now, apparently because that indicates something special. Reloading The .243 Winchester Rifle (FN=Flat Nose, SP= Spire Point, HP= Hollow Point, RN= Round Nose) JHP= Jacketed Hollow Point, FMJ=Full Metal Jacket) Loads for .243 Winchester Rifle: (Note: These are near maximum loads, you should use 10% less to start.) Read the whole .243 project rifle review story Official Australian Hunter review. For me, I started with IMR 3031,IMR4320,IMR 4350,and IMR 4064,which I still use. IMR 4350 is probably the most used and most popular powder for both .243 and .270, for the last 40 years I've been reloading. 25 Win. Gives best accuracy, and is clocking 2836fps with a 2fps standard deviation!! You can already discover countless reloading data for the following calibers in the "Hodgdon Reloading Data Center" online at www.hodgdonreloading.com: 204 Ruger, 223 Rem, 224 Valkyrie, 22 Nosler, 22-250 Rem, 220 Swift, 6mm Dasher, 24 Nosler, 6GT, 6X47MM Lapua, 6mm Creedmoor, 243 Win, 6mm Rem, 250-3000 Savage, 257 Roberts, 25-06 Rem, 6.5X47MM Lapua, 6.5 Creedmoor, 260 Rem, 270 Win, 270 … I have found, with my rifle, that H414 is pretty much my first choice for use in the .243 AI. I really appreciate the time everyone took to respond to my question. RL17 is the go to powder for velocity. 257 Weatherby Magnum. Accuracy was acceptable with our best results giving us a 2.5” group when you tally in the flyer. Re: Best powder for 100gr .243 rounds by on_one_wheel » Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:10 am I went down the velocity chasing path with my .243 simply to get my projectiles to preform better as I was drilling clean holes with Seriea Game King 100grn. The Complete Reloading Manual For The 243 Winchester Item Preview 264 Win. Another favorite is Hodgdon Powder H322.It does a good job in quite a few rounds including the 223 and most straight wall cases. I have the 26 inch barrel 243 and a 22 inch that collects dust. There is quite a bit of overlap between the 2 cartridges in terms of what works well. Shooting forum Reloading ammunition. Reloading propellant powder for most applications in many weights and sizes. Gives best accuracy, and is clocking 2836fps with a 2fps standard deviation!!! Super Short Magnum. In my 243Ack I use H4831SC and H1000 for Berger 95's and 105's. We saw an average velocity of 1919 fps for our lightest charge all the way to 2021 fps for our highest. Re: Best powder for 100gr .243 rounds by on_one_wheel » Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:10 am I went down the velocity chasing path with my .243 simply to get my projectiles to preform better as I was drilling clean holes with Seriea Game King 100grn. Technical Data World Class Powders & Ammunition We've been part of the Australian reloading community longer than you think. In my opinion, bullets of less than 70 grains are a bit pointless in the standard .243, as one is limiting the wonderful potential of this calibre by using the lightweight pills. IMR 4350 is probably the most used and most popular powder for both .243 and .270, for the last 40 years I've been reloading. If I had to go with one powder alone, it would be Varget hands down. The Winchester 760 meters best in a powder measure...but velocity is a bit higher with the IMR … The ADI brand is owned by Australian Munitions, ADI World Class Powders & Ammunition products are proudly Australian made and our commitment to the local reloading community is stronger than For magnums with light- to moderate-weight bullets, it can’t be beat! There are bullets from 55-115 grains from which to choose, and many common powders are adaptable to the .243. Jan 18, 2011 1,861 36 laredo. I think 39 grains. If you're just getting into reloading get yourself a good reloading manual and read it. RL-19 is a outstanding powder for bullets 80gr on up. Have decided to start doing the 243 Win as it seems to be quite popular in my area. They are almost the same. With these powders, one can load bullets from 55 grains right up to the heaviest 6mm bullets available. 80-90gr pills. I have shot 37gr. Recipe. There is no magic powder. Your rifle will tell what is the best powder. As long as you use quality bullets, cases, and primers, you should have no trouble handloading consistent, accurate rounds with most of the powders out there. Just trying to narrow things down a bit before i start loading. This caliber runs on any standard rifle primer. See Hodgdon #26 or #27. H414 tends to give me great accuracy, with good velocity. These are the the results of testing four types of powder with each powder getting 3 charges each to look for an accuracy node in each type of powder. I bought a Tikka T3 in .243 and am very supprised with the 1\\2 to 3\\4 inch groups with just middle of the road ammo. This caliber runs on any standard rifle primer. 257 Roberts. 2206, 2206H, 2208, 2209, 2213SC, 2217? H4350 is ideal in the WSM family of calibers (270, 7mm, 30, 325) and is also the standard in such cartridges as the 243 Winchester, 6mm Remington, 270 Winchester, 338 Winchester Magnum and many more. 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