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Who has a good 243 varmit load?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by viking499, Nov 10, 2008.

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  1. viking499

    viking499 Member

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    I am looking for a good varmit load to shoot in my Tikka 243. Want something between 55 and 70 grain, maybe 60-65 grain since it is in between. What bullets and powders are you using?
     
  2. Galil5.56

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    H4350 and H414/WW760 have done well by me and my custom .243 Mauser varminter. Sierra and Hornady 75 grain HP's and 55 grain Nosler BT's will do sub 1/4" 3 shot groups at 100 yards and measured velocities for the 75's are 3450 fps, and the 55's cruise along at 4015 fps. To maintain good accuracy, I have found magnum primers a must with the two ball propellants mentioned.

    As expected, these bullets have explosive terminal performance on Rockchucks and Groundhogs, and Crows disappear in a "black puff of smoke" when introduced to near mach four 55 grainers.
     
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    70gr Blitzkings do very well in my 1:9.25" twist Savage. Couldn't get the 55grs to group as well and the barrel will last longer with the (slightly) slower 70 grs.
     
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    I use 65 grain Hndy Vmax with 39.2grains of IMR 4320. I have gone as high as 42 grains but achieved best accuracy with 39.2.

    Rifle I am using is a Remington 700
     
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  6. Ky Larry

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    Pet load for my Savage Model 12 w/Nikon Monarch 5.5X16.5 scope:

    60gr Sierra HP bullet
    Win case
    PMC LR primer
    41.7 gr AA-4064

    On a good day (No wind) from sandbags, this load will shoot sub .5 MOA at 200 yrds. Even a very slight breeze will move these little bullets around.
    Good luck.
     
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