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Toofarr24
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Posted: October 30 2017 at 5:43pm | IP Logged Quote Toofarr24

So, I'm gonna start handloading for my
.243 winchester rifle. It has a 1 in 9.5
twist, and I'm planning on using a 95 grn.
Hornady sst bullet. Any suggestions on
powder and reload data?
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I have a model 70 in .243 but shoot lighter 75 gr bullets.   If I were
going to shoot 95 to 100 gr bullets I would use one of the following
powders. My first choice would be IMR7977.

RL19
RL22
IMR7977
H1000

Go to Nosler.com Information Reloading and use the 100 gr data.


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H 414, or 4064

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Don't load for .243, but do for 6mm Remington and the best powder, hands down, I have found for heavier bullets is Winchester 760 which is the same powder as H-414.

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I've had good luck with IMR 4350.
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Toofarr24,

Welcome to the forum!

You didn't mention if you are new to handloading or just to the .243 Winny. What rifle are you loading for?

There are three 4350's on the market and they all work very well in the .243. Another good powder that hasn't been mentioned is VV N160.

You didn't mention your planned use for the SST. I have never gotten as good accuracy with Hornady's SST bullets that I have gotten with Noslers Ballistic Tips.


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For that bullet weight, IMR 4350 is a long standing proven
powder.

Never shot the SST's out of the 243 but I've had a lot of
success with the 90 grain Nosler BT and IMR 4350. Flat
shooting and has excellent terminal performance.
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Posted: November 09 2017 at 9:22pm | IP Logged Quote Toofarr24

Thanks for all the data and info guys! I
am new to hand loading from the ground up.
My dad reloaded his hunting loads, and
shotgun loads while I was growing up, but
never really paid that close of attention.
Luckily, I've got a good friend that I
work with that is giving me a hand with
it. We've found a load, and next week
we're goin out to perform a ladder test to
tune the load to the rifle! Wish me luck!

Edited by Toofarr24 on November 09 2017 at 9:23pm
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