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Downloaded 243 ammo?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by BsChoy, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. BsChoy

    BsChoy Participating Member

    Jun 14, 2005
    Upstate NY
    I have a bug in my rear to buy/build a medium wieght 243 caliber rifle. I was going to use the urge to save to build something in the ilk of the 6mm-223(6mm international). Seemed straight forward and easy to make brass and I have the powders for the 223 which work in the caliber already. But I got to thinking, those powders (IMR 4064 and H4895) work in the 243 winchester you just lose a little velocity, which is fine as I want something to throw 95 grain partitions at 2800-2900 fps for the light recoil. I am tired of getting my butt kicked by full house 30-06 rounds at the bench. I have lost my flinch thanks to reloading and shooting so much more but I still HATE taking a 2800-2900 fps 165 grain round from the bench.

    So to sum up anyone use faster powders in the 243 with good results? If so, whats your recipe?

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