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.243 recipe ?

br*adhead67 said: looking for a starting recipe for : - .243 savage 11 ,1:9.5 twist -youth model rifle - 105 gr. amax - R-22 - winchester brass would like to see how samll a group I can get but realy will be a hunting round

s*nray said: A-Max bullets are not hunting bullets. Well, not deer hunting bullets. For a 105, you'll have to contact Alliant. They give a 100 grain RL-22 load. Probably be close enough. 5 grains doesn't make a lot of difference. The loads on their site are max loads too. Reduce by 10%. Been using IMR4350 for Speer 105 grain SP's for eons. Mind you, my rifle(also 1 in 9.5) isn't up to tack driving accuracy. Good enough for deer and ground hogs though. A 105 SP practically turns a ground hog inside out.

b72471 said: The sierra manual has a starting load of RE22-39.1 and max load RE22- 43.5, this is for a 107 gr bullet. The A-max 105 is good to go for hunting.

D*cimus said: Is that 1:9.5 twist enought for the 105 A-max? I would have thought that bullet would be a bit too long...

r*drider said: Hogdgson has a load for retumbo, IMR4831 H1000 for 105gr. I run a 44.5 load of H4831 for 95gr hunting vld .020 off. have fun

br*adhead67 said: I have read of stability problems and to push the round hard to over come that. will find out this weekend.see if I get any keyholing .thx for info all.

*lexF said: I have a Remington 700 in 243 Win 1-9.125" and wrote to Hornady to check stability and they replied that the bullet was stable... I've never been able to get the @##$ thing to shot well, while Hornady 95gr SST and Sierra 80gr Blitz give me 1"-1.5" 5 shot groups at 200m! I still have 250 of these Devil spawned bullets and am working on a load but am starting to think that if 107gr SMK can't work well in my rifle, 105gr A-Max won't work much better. If you want deer exterminating super performance, you should try a Barnes 85gr TSX. Alex

br*adhead67 said: I was reading on another site earlier of a guy getting between 4"-6" groups at 100 yrds with these 105 gr amax. while his 80 gr were shooting sub-moa. thats a rediculous spread for that range.thats part of the reason I'm curious,almost seem like a challenge now to get them grouping.I've got quite a cabinet full of powders,will have to load a couple of every flavour I have a Remington 700 in 243 Win 1-9.125" and wrote to Hornady to check stability and they replied that the bullet was stable... I've never been able to get the @##$ thing to shot well, while Hornady 95gr SST and Sierra 80gr Blitz give me 1"-1.5" 5 shot groups at 200m! I still have 250 of these Devil spawned bullets and am working on a load but am starting to think that if 107gr SMK can't work well in my rifle, 105gr A-Max won't work much better. If you want deer exterminating super performance, you should try a Barnes 85gr TSX. Alex

J*rdan Smith said: A couple days ago I shot the best group of my life with a .243 1:10" twist and a 105gr AM at 200 yards. Three shots measured 0.315", center to center.

k*vguy said: looking for a starting recipe for : - .243 savage 11 ,1:9.5 twist -youth model rifle - 105 gr. amax - R-22 - winchester brass would like to see how samll a group I can get but realy will be a hunting round For the twist you have, I recommend a lighter bullet. I suggest a 85 grain bullet.

c*ramel said: My handload 95 SST, 47.5 gr Supreme 780 CCI BR-2 out of my TC Icon Precision Hunter 243 is a all day long sub .5 moa at 3100 fps ... Extremely accurate and deadly load... JP.

w*rrenb said: 105 grain amax in my 7600 243 with 9 and 1/8th twist I use 32 grains of varget. At 100 yards groups are 0.75" for 5 shots during summer. On a cold winters day they key hole and fly wildly in all directions. In that twist I would use 87 grain vmax and 42 to 43 grains of H4350 for an accuracy load. Not a preferred deer bullet however.

*lexF said: 105gr A-Max is probably borderline stable under nominal conditions like the Berger 105gr VLD. Bullet stability depends on air density (lower air density improves stability and higher air density decreases stability). That means that Montreal, Quebec at -15 C is worst case while Calgary Alberta at 25 C is best case for bullet stability. This explains why VLD bullets that work very well in the West are only marginal in the East. Please look at Rifling Twist Rate and Stability http://www.appliedballisticsllc.com/6mm105VLD.html Alex

P*thfinder said: RL-22 works well for 243 win and heavy bullets. Not near my notes but I last used about 44 grains for 100gr. bullets. Its wasnt' a hot load in a Ruger Bolt action and it was fairly accurate. If you want to find the best group..try working up from about 40gr. and see what groups best and what seating lenght.