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Hey guys, it's time to crank out another Cartridge Guide. These are a big job--requiring many man-hours. But readers sure do like them. The .308 Cartridge Guide has racked up over 19,000 pageviews!
We hope to release a .243 Cartridge Guide soon.
You can help by providing 'pet loads'. We need powder weight and brand, bullet weight and type, primer type, brass type, cartridge OAL (or seating depth). It's also very helpful to have chronograph data (fps) and some comment about accuracy.
In addition, we'd like to hear your reports about preferred powders, primers, and brass. I've shot the Remington, Lapua, and Norma, and the Lapua was my favorite but Norma was pretty good.
The more input we get from users, the better the article can be--so please consider contributing.
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Where do you want the info sent to , this thread , or to you via email ?
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Post here or email to
Either way is fine.
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Any idea when it'll be up and running?
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Sako /browning safari grade wood stock pillar bedded and accurized /bbled by GA Precision
Schneider 26" 7.5 twist 5.5 contour
41.6 grs H 4350
107 smk seated 40 thou jump
Fed 210 gm primers
avg velocity 3036 ( 10 shots Oehler 35p 10' from muzzle )
es 20 sd 7
best 100 yd. 3 shot .182
best 300 yd. 3 shot .537
best 700 yd. 3 shot 2.5 "
This is .243 AI Jim B.
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Excellent! This site is a wealth of information.
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Shooting XTC and 243 Win here are the loads:
Note: All information below is with Kreiger 26" 1-8 twist barrels and is based on over 10 years of shooting.
Short Range: 46.5 H1000, 2875 to 2900 fps, depending on the barrel. Less than 1/2 MOA accuracy.
Long Range: 48.0 H1000, 3000 fps +/-, depending on the barrel. Less than 1/2 MOA accuracy
115 DTAC (Last 2 years)All loads are 1/2 MOA accuracy or better.
47.0 H1000 2935 fps
47.5 H1000 2975 fps
47.5 N170 2960 fps
44.5 N165 2960 fps (most accurate)
What is found with the 243 and the 115 is that regardless of the powder, velocities between 2950 and 2970 have been the most accurate.
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Your topic is for 243 and 243 AI loads.
Given that the 6CM is between the two, do you want loads for it also?