So, today I FINALLY got out to test my first ever reloads for my .243 (Sako 75) I reloaded these with used Norma brass, 87g BTHP Hornady, Varget, CCI LR BR Primers. The work was done with a cheap and cheerful Lee classic loader, £10 digital calibers and £10 digital scales (to be upgraded when I have the £'s), lee chamfer and primer pocket cleaner tool. All in, not much above £100.
The top left was 35.5g varget, the bottom left was 36g, the middle 36.5g, the top right 37g, and the bottom right a control shot with norma factory 100g SP.
I believe the 35.5g is the perfect grouping for my rifle, and was a true pleasure to shoot. Kick was minimal and allowed me to confidently keep the sight picture. Even though the 37g grouped ok, it was very violent and very explosive as you can see.
Very pleased with the results.
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