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Old June 5, 2012, 05:30 PM   #1
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.243 win loads

I recently purchased an S&W .243 with Husqvarna action(model 1900). I would like to use Varget powder with a Hornady 100 grain btsp. If anyond has info on that or perhaps a better powder or load suggestion, I would certainly appreciate the info.
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Old June 5, 2012, 07:17 PM   #2
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They don't list the exact bullet but you don't need it anyway. Start at the suggested starting load for the 100gr Spr and work up.
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Old June 5, 2012, 07:58 PM   #3
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I use 2 loads with the Hornady 100 grain BTSP in my 788:
WW brass, CCI 200, 44.0 of IMR 7828
FC brass, CCI 200, 39.0 of WW 760/ H414
Neither is max by the book, these seem to shoot the best in my carbine length barrel. I wish it had a 22 or 24 inch tube to get more poop from the loads, but it will shamrock a clipful if I do my part.
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Old June 6, 2012, 06:20 AM   #4
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I tried a few different powders with my .243 win., it seems to like the Winchester Supreme 780, with 100 grain Sierra Gamekings, 47.5 grns, winchester brass CCI 200 primer. It does about 3/4 of an inch four round groups at 100 yds. And is relatively non recoiling loading.
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