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    243 powders

    sooner or later, once I'm kitted up (could be a while) I would like to load up some 95gr targex for the 243.
    I see someone recently used RE33, does anyone else have any powder recommendations?
    I do realise it comes down to the individual rifle but I would imagine there are several powders that just work in the 243.
    I just cant afford to buy different powders to try unless they also work in the other calibres I want to reload for.
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    I use ADI powders because they are easy to get. In the 243 I use AR2209 because it seemed to be the most recommended. I use 2208 in other calibres and could have used that instead.
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    I'm in the exact same place, @csmiffy. Have loaded my first batch, just trying to find a chance to make it to the range. @TARGEX recommended I try AR2209, and if that didn't work, try AR2213. I have some of both if you want to try-before-you-buy.
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    @Cigar cheers @mopheadrob great offer-might just hold you to that. good excuse for a catch up. need to get a press first lol
    BTW it is a circa 1990 Winchester lightweight-standard barrel so must be 22-24"?

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    W760
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    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    I use win 760/H414. Similar burn rate to 2209.
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    Win 760 and 2209 do seem to pop up. along with H1000
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    Am running 2209 driving 95 Berger, going 3050fps and flattens big bodied Bull Tahr on the spot. 2206H for 80 grainers, really makes them honk along
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    2209, 2213SC, are the most common ones I use. Superformance works well also. RLoader powders like RL 22 are good too. I think I heard somewhere that RL 26 is a good one to use as well. plenty out there to choose from. Slower Burn rates are all good in the 243.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 257weatherby View Post
    Am running 2209 driving 95 Berger, going 3050fps and flattens big bodied Bull Tahr on the spot. 2206H for 80 grainers, really makes them honk along
    How many grains using in 2206H? Might be a goer for the Barnes 80gr TTSX.

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    I used N550 with 80grn @TeRei. Wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeRei View Post
    How many grains using in 2206H? Might be a goer for the Barnes 80gr TTSX.
    40 if it's a boat tail/frangible - but a shitload less if it's a hard bullet with lots of bearing surface ( TTSX and GMX) and length, they get pressure much faster than light jacket bt's. You should try the 95 or even the 87 Berger, they just kill shit dead on the spot!

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    Noted. Thanks both.

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    can vouch. For the 87gr Berger vld hunting over W760 / H414.
    That powder is at it's best with mid weight 243 bullets, Ie up to 95gr.
    Could try the next step up in slower powders W780 or R26 but 95gr is light for the R26.

 

 

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