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Old October 1, 2011, 03:38 PM   #18
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FWIW, the starting loads shown in Lyman 49th Ed. is 2,900+ fps, MV. Not exactly a slow load. Can't go slower (less powder) w/o possible danger.
Go to the Hodgdon website, and try looking up a load using Trail Boss powder. It's a bulky pistol powder, mostly used for low velocity "game" loads by CAS shooters, but works well for very low velocity centerfire rifle cartridges sometimes.

I remember seeing some load data there for 100 grain .243 bullets pushed to some 1200-1800 fps, or thereabouts.

Should be just the ticket for shooting turkeys with a .243.

Edited to add: I just checked the sight, and the data shows loads for Trail Boss with velocities from 1045 fps to 1603 fps. Would think this data should work great for a turkey load in a .243.


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