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55 gr. 243 dogtown bullets
Last Post 04 Sep 2012 06:46 PM by
. 6 Replies.
11 Dec 2011 08:21 PM
any one load any of these. what did you use.
PA RIDGE RUNNER
12 Dec 2011 08:05 AM
In my younger days I used a 243 almost exclusively and as I recall it had a 1:9 twist. I tried just about all the weights available at the time which as I recall went as light as about 60 grains but never could get them to shoot nearly as well as the heavier 85 to 100 grain bullets. Also over the years I have found a 1:12 twist stabilizes the lighter bullets best while a 1:10 or 1:9 will do best with the heavier end of the bullet weights.
12 Dec 2011 01:22 PM
I use a 55 grain seirra out of a 6mm rem. This is a p. dogs worst nightmare.. LOL It will splatter them all over the ground. I do believe that they were traveling at about 3990 fps.
13 Dec 2011 08:37 AM
The Nosler manual lists H414 as the most accruate powder they used with their 55 gr. bullets. That would be a good starting point. I load 55 gr. bullets in a 6mm Rem and use IMR 4895 with very good results.
29 Jan 2012 04:40 PM
I havent shot a .243, but I used 55gr on my .240 and I couldnt get them to group very well. Just a little to light. I am gonna try some 75 gr next.
Michael Hojer Hevi-Shot Prostaffer FowlNation Prostaffer
30 Jan 2012 10:32 AM
Been using 60gr. HP Sierras for years in my .243. I get good accuracy and they work well on coyotes too. Plan to use them on wolves also if any ever show up.
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04 Sep 2012 06:46 PM
I just loaded up some 55gr Hornady VMax bullets with once fired Remington Cases, Varget, and CCI 200 primer. I'm shooting 3/8 inch groups at 200 yards out of my TC Venture. I use them for groundhogs in PA, and they make a heck of a mess. Planning on using the same load for yotes, too.
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