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Old 06-19-2017, 04:22 PM   #1
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Picked up new RAR in .243 for my daughter. I also ended up picking up some Hornady dies for my press. Hornady was running a special that when you bought the dies you got a free box of 100 gr BTSP bullets with it. Asking any other re loaders out there if they have anything out there worth trying. I currently have a glut of Varget, but not married to it.


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Old 06-19-2017, 04:38 PM   #2
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What length is the barrel?
Hodgden 4831 or 4831SC will produce better velocities with the heavy 100gr pills.
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:07 PM   #3
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:34 PM   #4
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H-4350 is what I use and where I would start
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:41 PM   #5
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2000mr but don't tell anyone
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:53 PM   #6
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Sierra 100g Gameking
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39.0g of I4350


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Old 06-19-2017, 11:11 PM   #7
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Not knowing how big your daughter is, I started my daughter out with reduced recoil loads (she shoots a 7mm-08).

Hodgdon has recipes for H4895 that are really mild, but do a tremendous job.

Give them a call, and they can walk you through a load for her. They are super helpful; and it is not hard to get a real, live, English speaking person on the phone.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:12 PM   #8
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You've got lots of good options in the .243 with the 100 grain Hornady bullet. I'd start with whatever you have in the ammo locker that's listed in the Hornady manual and see how it goes.

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Old 06-20-2017, 03:37 PM   #9
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Thanks for the feedback guys. I'm waiting on brass to come in and I may cook up a few of each and see how they shoot.
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Old 06-20-2017, 03:50 PM   #10
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42 gr IMR 4350 and 100gr bullet
39gr W760 and 100 gr bullet
Varget is another good choice
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Old 06-25-2017, 04:08 PM   #11
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I use a Layne Simpson's favorite load of 42.0 grains of H414 with 95/100 grain bullets. IMR4350 also shoots very well out of my 243s.
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Old 06-25-2017, 05:11 PM   #12
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I can run quick load and see what it comes up with.
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Old 06-25-2017, 05:15 PM   #13
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Remember this is just a model. Start low and work up at your own risk, verify with reloading manuals. This is with the Hornady 100gr BTSP
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Old 06-25-2017, 05:18 PM   #14
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And since you mentioned Varget. Remember this is just a model. Start low and work up at your own risk, verify with reloading manuals.
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Old 06-25-2017, 05:19 PM   #15
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H-4350 is what I use and where I would start
powder...
^^^^^^^ this... I just loaded 75 rounds from this
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Old 06-28-2017, 04:01 PM   #16
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115 Berger
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22" Barrel
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Old 06-28-2017, 08:25 PM   #17
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Old 06-28-2017, 09:38 PM   #18
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41gr of H4831 and this same bullet is a tack driver in my wife's M77 youth model with the 16" barrel. No deer have escaped when hit either through the shoulders or behind. Great bullet and great round. I've been loading and shooting this Hornady bullet since the early 70's and have never seen a bullet failure in 100's of deer and hogs shot. Even, most of these shots, in a 6mm Remington loaded hot. Good luck to ya.

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Old 06-28-2017, 09:43 PM   #19
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My winchester model 70 in .243 likes Reloader 19 for 100 gr. and 105 gr. bullets.
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Old 06-28-2017, 09:56 PM   #20
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Do the primers have any effect on the loading?
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Old 06-28-2017, 10:21 PM   #21
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41gr of H4831 and this same bullet is a tack driver in my wife's M77 youth model with the 16" barrel. No deer have escaped when hit either through the shoulders or behind. Great bullet and great round. I've been loading and shooting this Hornady bullet since the early 70's and have never seen a bullet failure in 100's of deer and hogs shot. Even, most of these shots, in a 6mm Remington loaded hot. Good luck to ya.


Which bullet?
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Old 06-28-2017, 10:22 PM   #22
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Do the primers have any effect on the loading?


Yes they can.
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Old 06-28-2017, 10:24 PM   #23
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Which bullet?
Sorry, the Hornady 100gr BTSP 243 caliber.
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