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RNF
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Posted - Feb 15 2012 :  10:54:29  Show Profile Send RNF a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Greetings all,
This is my first post on this site and I hope this is the correct place, if not please move it.

I have been reading on this site for sometime and finally thought, What the heck, lets ask a question.

I have a Remington 700 ADL, 24" barrel and 9-1/8 twist I believe.
I have shot Nosler Partitions in my other rifles with good sucess and would like to work up a load for the .243 using Nolser 85gr or 95gr partitions. This is a basically stock hunting rifle.

Would anyone be willing to share their experiences with this combo, Remington and Nosler Partitions?
I would like to achieve under 1 inch @ 100 if possible.
Looking forward to any and all suggestions,
Thank you
RNF

Paul B
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3316 Posts

Posted - Feb 15 2012 :  13:35:17  Show Profile Send Paul B a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I shoot the 85 gr. Sierra Game king and 100 gr. Hornady Spire Point bullets using W-760. Accuracy has been very good in a Winchester M70 and Ruger #1A.
Paul B.
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emrah
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178 Posts

Posted - Feb 15 2012 :  22:42:10  Show Profile Send emrah a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I hate it when people ask for information for specific rifle/load combo, then someone chimes in with "...I don't shoot that combo buuuuuuuuuut...." But I'm going to be one of those people!

I don't shoot that particular combo, buuuuuuuuut..... I have a Savage Axis and shoot 100 grain Partitions. I load them over 39.0 grains of IMR-4350 and get sub-moa with it. I've shot it out to 200 yards (207 to be precise) and group under 2" out that far. Velocity was 2830 fps.

I've also loaded the 95gr Partition with similar results.

Emrah
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Paul B
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3316 Posts

Posted - Feb 18 2012 :  17:05:50  Show Profile Send Paul B a Private Message  Reply with Quote
"I hate it when people ask for information for specific rifle/load combo, then someone chimes in with "...I don't shoot that combo buuuuuuuuuut...." But I'm going to be one of those people!"

Hmmm. You hate something but will do it anyway? No flame. Just jerking your chain a bit.
My post was to recommend a powder that worked very well for me in the .243, one I still use today.
Many years ago, when I had my first .243, I did work up a load using the 95 gr. Nosler Partition and it is a very accurate bullet. Somewhere around the house, I may even still have a box of those loads. IIRC, I believe that at the time, I used 4831. Sorry, I don't remember if it was "IMR" or "H" which is why I didn't comment on that particular bullet.The data was in my loading notes which were lost in the move from Nevada to Arizona.
The powder I'm using in the .243 these days is WMR but don't bother looking for it. Winchester dropped it abouy 10 years ago. I just happen to have a decent supply.
Paul B.

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Shastaboat
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USA
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Posted - Feb 18 2012 :  19:25:45  Show Profile Send Shastaboat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't shoot that particular combo, buuuuuuuuut..... I have a Savage Axis and shoot 100 grain Partitions. I load them over 39.0 grains of IMR-4350 and get sub-moa with it. I've shot it out to 200 yards (207 to be precise) and group under 2" out that far. Velocity was 2830 fps.

Is that a chronographed load velocity? In a 24" barrel .243 Win I used 42 gr. of IMR 4350 to get 2912 fps (chronoed) with 100 gr. Rem. core-loc SP. Now that was a full 3 grains more powder for a net gain in velocity of 82 fps. Your load would be on the light side. I have also loaded 43 gr. of IMR 4350 in the same rifle to 2957 fps (chronoed) so I picked up 45 fps with one grain more powder. These loads also used LC 73 7.62 brass necked down and outside neck turned to .263.
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Bobo7mmmag
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Posted - Feb 19 2012 :  08:43:05  Show Profile Send Bobo7mmmag a Private Message  Reply with Quote
100 grain Nosler Partitions and Alliant Reloder-22 have worked well for me.

They down small to Big WhiteTail Deer here in Missouri from every angle including straight away and straight on.

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emrah
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178 Posts

Posted - Feb 20 2012 :  14:20:25  Show Profile Send emrah a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Shastaboat,

Yes, that's chrono'd (as of last week). My barrel is 22" so that might account for some difference. I was using a (borrowed) PACT chrono about 7 feet from the muzzle.

Emrah
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RNF
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Posted - Feb 22 2012 :  10:41:24  Show Profile Send RNF a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the input here.
So far my best results have been using IMR 4831 with both the 85 and 95 Gr Nosler. Best grouping has been 1-1/8" @ 100 and 1-1/4" @ 100. Have loaded another batch and will try to duplicate it.
Have tried IMR 7828 and it is showing promise as well.
Anyone use AA4064?
In my rifle the lighter charges seem to be a bit more accurate thana heavy load.

I hate it when people say "BUT........."
I am also trying 100 Gr Sierra SPBT and Hornady 100 GR SP with various powders and varing results.
Any other input?
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curly
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Canada
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Posted - Feb 22 2012 :  14:39:52  Show Profile Send curly a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Try R-P brass.....95 grain Nosler Partition....CCI-200 primer....42.5 grains of IMR4350....Work up to it from 41.0 grains and adjust seating depth as required for your rifle....

Curly
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RNF
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Posted - Feb 24 2012 :  10:26:35  Show Profile Send RNF a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Curly,

I will give that a try.
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Hockeynick39
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USA
3740 Posts

Posted - Feb 24 2012 :  16:46:42  Show Profile  Send Hockeynick39 an AOL message Send Hockeynick39 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My .243 Win. 100 gr Sierra SPBT:
CCI LRP
47.2 gr VV N560
COL: 2.650"
According to my Quick Load ballistic program this load is roughly doing somewhere in the upper 2800's and lower 2900's in fps (as soon as weather clears, I will be chrono testing with new chrony) . Out of my son's Weatherby Vanguard Youth Synthetic, 1:10" twist, it will shoot less than 1/4" groups @ 100 yds and near 1/2" groups @ around 200 yds. Good luck and stay safe.
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RNF
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Posted - Feb 27 2012 :  10:29:29  Show Profile Send RNF a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Hockeynick39,

I have also had decent results with the Sierra 100 SPBTs.
Maybe I am just being to particular.
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hwy40
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USA
544 Posts

Posted - Mar 10 2012 :  18:59:25  Show Profile Send hwy40 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I use 85-90 grain bullets with 48.5 gr of RL22 for 3350 fps. This load gives me great accuracy and thumps deer like a Buick.

If it ain't broke, fix it 'till it is.
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Dom
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Germany
2024 Posts

Posted - Mar 11 2012 :  13:18:16  Show Profile Send Dom a Private Message  Reply with Quote
but . . . I load Varget behind the 95gr Nosler Partition in a Blaser R93 with good results, Waidmannsheil, Dom.
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