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reduced .243 loads

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by sid, Oct 10, 2012.

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  1. sid

    sid Member

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    im looking for .243 reduced loads.i have 100 grn. bullets and 4064,bullseye,reddot and universal clays powder.thanks
     
  2. sourdough44

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    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.
     
  3. 45Frank

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  4. kingmt

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    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.
     
  5. Arkansas Paul

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    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.
     
  6. Captcurt

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    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.
     
  7. kingmt

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    Fairy Tails
     
  8. GLOOB

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    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.
     
  9. jwrowland77

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    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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