Sincerely, Dave (Bubba) Thornblom What to Look for in the Best Powder for .30-06 270 Win. My best powder for 243 is H 4831sc. With these powders, one can load bullets from 55 grains right up to the heaviest 6mm bullets available. That's what produces best accurate ammo. 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. Who knows these day what powder is the best with anything. Hasbeen. In my 243Ack I use H4831SC and H1000 for Berger 95's and 105's. with outstanding accuracy.One thing that may or may not be a factor, for you, depeonding on your shooting conditions, is that varget is not temperature sensitive, where IMR 4350 tends to be, especially in extreme cold conditions. I agree with the 4064 recommendation. There are three powders available to Australian reloaders that are just ideal in the .243 Winchester. 223 Win. Jan 18, 2011 1,861 36 laredo. 1minute .... Tikka barrel 22 3/8 i believe. 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. 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. (I'm clocking 2916fps with the 140 gr. trying to get my hands on the 95 NBT ....seems every time i find them, i go to order and sorry we are sold out. MD .... Supplies are so-so ... on the powders, i have 2-3 lbs of each. 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. My go to powders are Hodgdon H414, Alliant Reloder17, and Alliant Power Pro 2000. Any of these reloading data tools will serve you well. Extruded powders like Varget are great for precession loads, but can be difficult for a beginner to throw from a powder measure. Reloading propellant powder for most applications in many weights and sizes. I generally recommend medium-slow or slow burn-rate powders for the .243 Ackley. 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. That said, other powders work for people too. Looking to work up a small game load with 80gr pills? H414 tends to give me great accuracy, with good velocity. You just have to work at the right combination for your particular rifle[s]. IOW I have no experience with other, probably just as accurate loads. The Winchester 760 meters best in a powder measure...but velocity is a bit higher with the IMR 4350. 27 posts • Page 1 of 1. 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. If I had to go with one powder alone, it would be Varget hands down. I use Varget for 75gr V-Max. bullets. All of these powders work very well in both cartridges: OH! Haven't shot many of the lighter weights, to can't offer anything on those from personal experience, but with the powders you have on hand, Varget would be the first I'd try to see how it works with the light weights. The burn rate on the CFE would probably be great for the heavier bullets, but there is no data. Sierra MatchKing Long Range Specialty Bullets .22 cal 90 gr HPBT MATCH 50/ct. Have decided to start doing the 243 Win as it seems to be quite popular in my area. Howdy yall! In fact, not only are there no secrets, many people loudly tell more than they know! (I'm clocking 2916fps with the 140 gr. 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. This is my choice for the bullet I'm going to be reloading for this series and coming up with load development for. 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). The type of game being sought should be the determining factor when choosing your bullet. Best powder for .243 win. The best powders to start with are "ball" powders, called that because of their shape. 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. I have not tested near the numbers of powders or loads that can be observed in these videos. It opens up ground hogs with ease and cut an unlucky watermelon in half at 500 yards. bullet range) PP2000 is my most go to powder! Vihtavuori N160 rifle powder for large & magnum caliber hunting Vihtavuori’s N160 rifle powder is especially suitable for large and magnum calibers (especially belted Magnums) starting from 30-06 with heavier bullets, .243 Winchester, .260 Remington, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5×55 SE, 7 mm Weatherby Magnum, .300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Winchester Magnum and all the Winchester Short Magnums. imr 4350,cci 200. If you want to save powder, load 41 grains of IMR4350 with the 95's. The Winchester 760 meters best in a powder measure...but velocity is a bit higher with the IMR … I have found, with my rifle, that H414 is pretty much my first choice for use in the .243 AI. As you say fast doesn't mean better, but those are slow powders more suited for .30-06 etc using heavier bullets. I’ve changed to H414 in my 243, 30-06 and some of my 375 H&H loads. - 03/31/15 For best velocity and accuracy: Varget for 58-75 gr, 4350 for 85 and heavier. For flexible usage, we provide our reloading data in metric and imperial dimension systems, i.e. 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 best powder for reloading your Enfield will be whatever you find to your liking. Designed specifically for your reloading needs, Norma Powder's 1-lb. I have good luck with Hodgdon 4350 and, surprisingly, Hodgdon 414 (also sold as Winchester 760...same powder, different label). I think 39 grains. post your best 243 loads. Reloder 19: Select A Caliber or Gauge Below To View Recipes. So I'm looking for the best load recipe for my Ole' Spine Snapper. Reloading; Campfire Forums; Register Log In Home Forums Big Game Rifles Best powder for the 243 Win? Smokeless powder is especially sensitive to the granule size, shape, and even coating. The best all-around medium speed rifle powder providing excellent .223 and .308 caliber performance. I have tried all the powders that I listed with 168 grain bullets, 175 grain bullets and 178 grain bullets. There is quite a bit of overlap between the 2 cartridges in terms of what works well. 80-90gr pills. I tried H-4895 and didn't get as good or as consistant accuracy as I did with Varget. Just trying to narrow things down a bit before i start loading. Luckily I found 2 more pounds of it recently so I'll be using it more than the others for a while. fan, but have loaded for others' .243's, and for 85 gr. For the 95-100gr.bullet I have excellent groups with 41gr. I've had decent success with IMR 4064 and IMR 4350, but finding powder has been a real issue here for some time too. Reloading equipment, methods, load data, powder and projectile information. If I had to pick just ONE powder for the 243 it would be H414/WW760. 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. 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. A bit over 3,000 fps 6 shots covered by a dime is what my notes say @ 100 yrds. But I will soon be reloading and was woundering what was the preferred powder when shooting 100gr. Best powder for 243? 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. Funny thing is I started reloading in the early 1970's for a .243 Win. Rifle reloading – handloading data for rifle calibers On the list below, you can find all the rifle reloading data we have currently available. I used to use H450 way back when, but it is long gone from powder lists. Its been a couple years but its still a Hell of a good load. With these powders, one can load bullets from 55 grains right up to the heaviest 6mm bullets available. Hodgdon Hybrid 100V is my new favorite powder for both. 2206, 2206H, 2208, 2209, 2213SC, 2217? 270 Weatherby Magnum. Hey everyone I have never reloaded ammo before so I'm a newbie to reloading. I started outshooting IMR4350, with good accuracy, but switched because of this. 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. RL17 is the go to powder for velocity. Available: Norma 200 – Fast-burning powder for smallbore calibers such as .223 Rem. Next Last. 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. as you well know, 20+ years ago, there was no such thing as shortages... just short on money ... MM MARK; I've used all your listed powders and more, except the CFE223; ALL will give you excellent/optimum accuracy and velocity with the bullet weights listed. Reloading. For magnums with light- to moderate-weight bullets, it can’t be beat! I use H414 with a 95 gn ballistic tip. There is no magic powder. The good news is, the vast majority of these powders are effective and reliable. Hello everyone, i have been reloading for a little while now, mostly for hand guns and the 223, 308, and 30-06. Thanks for the metric data! Reloading powder into your .30-06 is a cinch. Varget just works good with … From these 4 propellents, if you can't find an accurate load for any bullet weight for the .308 WCF, there is something wrong with your rifle or reloading technique. of varget with 85 gr. And actually, both cartridges are not very picky about what works well. I had some Retumbo and tried it with 105's, like it quite a bit. IOW I have no experience with other, probably just as accurate loads. So far we are just in the testing stage, but I like the results. RL-19 is a outstanding powder for bullets 80gr on up. I have shot 37gr. 25-06 Rem. Gives best accuracy, and is clocking 2836fps with a 2fps standard deviation!!! 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 have been reloading since 1988 myself, and have also never damaged a firearm or a person. Reloaders with a .243 are in luck. Shooting forum Reloading ammunition. It will be interesting to read what specific load suggestions are made for that specific barrel length, which is around 57cm. ! post your best 243 loads. There are bullets from 55-115 grains from which to choose, and many common powders are adaptable to the .243. The perfect do-all, and classic powder for the .243 is IMR 3031. Your W760 will work under about any bullet & IMR4320 is rated for bullets from 55-85 grains. 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. And over all varget was more accurate. Super Short Magnum. 220 Swift. H414 gives good velocity, and accuracy. I'm a 6mm. Rheinmetall Denel Munition strives to deliver products of high standard to satisfy our customers. soft point boat tails. They measure very well. charge weight in grams and grains … Reloaders with a .243 are in luck. 270 Win. Welcome to the Gun Digest Reloading Data Center, your one stop for handloading advice and information to get your loads on target.. If you're just getting into reloading get yourself a good reloading manual and read it. I have on hand: Varget, CFE223, H414, H4895 and IMR 4350. Built the load for my daughter to deer hunt with for this next year. Next to no recoil out of a heavy barrel varmint rifle, my 100 pound wife likes to shoot it. There are no 'secrets' in reloading. Below is our guide to finding the best 308 powder for your needs. So what is the best 243 bullet for whitetail? This reloading powder is arguably the best of the best for .223 Remington builds, along with several other rifle and cartridge types. This is a discussion on post your best 243 loads within the Handloading Techniques forums, part of the Technical category; i have never loaded for this round. Re: Best powder for .243 for 58g to 95g ??? H4895 was the first powder I purchased and it was the first powder Hodgdon sold. 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. 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.) Another favorite is Hodgdon Powder H322.It does a good job in quite a few rounds including the 223 and most straight wall cases. #2689627 01/01/09: Joined: May … 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. I'm also not familiar with any of the newer powders which have cropped up in the last 40 years... Varget seems to be one that is frequently mentioned. Forums User List Calendar Active Threads Forum Help: Previous Thread: Next Thread : Print Thread: Hop To : Page 1 of 2 : 1: 2: Best powder for the 243 Win? I use 4895 in the IMR flavor, it drives 55 Grain Combine Tech Ballistic Tips @ 4000fps out of a 24" barrel. There are bullets from 55-115 grains from which to choose, and many common powders are adaptable to the .243. Among the different powders manufactured by the company, IMR Powder 4064 Rifle Powder is ranked as being one of the most versatile. I know the ideal process is to try different components (including powder), and come up with the most accurate load for each particular rifle. Will it work for you, I do not know, it depends on the rifle and what it likes. Not asking for specific load data only the powders that others here have successfully used. 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. If you're wanting to use one powder, I'd say Varget. These specialty bullets are designed for extreme medium to long-range shooting. The secret lies in the powder’s composition, which features small extruded grains that increase metering uniformity and provide the powder … Varget for up to 70 grainers for me and 4350 for heavier bullets. I am having great results with RL19 and 85,90,95&100gr. 25 Win. 90gr pills? Personally, I'd use the CFE for the light to mid weights and the 4350 for the 90-95s. Hi guys,Looking for some info on reloading for 243 with ADI reloading powders.Looking to work up a small game load with 80gr pills? 90gr pills?2206, 2. It is important to me that they be temp insensitive. Hello everyone, i have been reloading for a little while now, mostly for hand guns and the 223, 308, and 30-06. Have decided to start doing the 243 Win as it seems to be quite popular in my area. Gives best accuracy, and is clocking 2836fps with a 2fps standard deviation!! Selected as the powder for U.S. Military's M118 special ball long range sniper round. and 25-06 and 7mm mag. Really would like to get my hands on some Reloder, but can't be had for love nor money it seems. Which is best for you depends on your personal powder and reloading … I'll add it to my list. 257 Roberts. I’m often asked, “what gunpowder do you recommend”? So jonnys reloading bench provides loads and tests for this exact question. 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 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. I really appreciate the time everyone took to respond to my question. Such emails will be ignored. For my Vanguard S2 the IMR 4064 was better than any other I tried in the 85 gr, but I had a decent load/accuracy combination with the Varget. 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