reduced .243 loads


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sid
October 10, 2012, 09:32 AM
im looking for .243 reduced loads.i have 100 grn. bullets and 4064,bullseye,reddot and universal clays powder.thanks

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sourdough44
October 10, 2012, 09:37 AM
The best thing would be to research the Hodgdon "60% Rule" with listed data & H 4895 powder. Other than that I'd just use the low end of data with powder you already have.

45Frank
October 10, 2012, 11:06 AM
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=679594

I was given some good advise here.

kingmt
October 10, 2012, 03:06 PM
You will more then likely need some lighter bullets. 65gn & a powder around the burn rate of Blue Dot. Bullseye & Red Dot are a little fast.

Arkansas Paul
October 10, 2012, 03:57 PM
Yep, I'd get some lighter bullets too.
I load 85 grain SGK BTHP bullets for my wife with 31 grains of H4895. Soft shooting and dead nuts accurate.

Captcurt
October 10, 2012, 04:42 PM
The only reduced loads that I have used came from Speers #9 Manual. 17 gr of IMR 4198 with Speer's 90 gr. Book says 1700 fps. Please follow the reloading manuals to a T. Reduced loads with some slow burning powders can cause a really bad incident. I have heard it called detonation and S.E.E. secondary explostion effect. Not good on equipment or bodies.

kingmt
October 10, 2012, 06:17 PM
Fairy Tails

GLOOB
October 10, 2012, 08:26 PM
Well, we haven't had a thread about SEE/detonation on this forum in recent history. At least to my knowledge, and since I've been a reloader.

I've been looking into doing some reduced rifle loads, and I'm curious about this myth/phenomenon, myself. Maybe it's time to beat what may be an old horse, for us new guys.

I've found some interesting anecdotal evidence, but I have thought up some possible loopholes in nearly all the accounts, even the most fastidious.

jwrowland77
October 10, 2012, 09:22 PM
H4895 works great. I was able to do a reduced recoil load for my daughter to help ease her into shooting. She now loves to go shooting.

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