Having looked at the threads covering this bullet at the Newark show I picked up a box from Norman Clarks stand. This afternoon I tried five rounds loaded with H4831 powder so see if the Midland 2100 .243 liked them or not. Seems it does show disticnt promise . Now I chose a mid range load as the Lee 3.4cc dipper throws 46.0grains of this powder and the old Hodgdons #26 maual says 44.0-48.0 grains. In the case this load is 100% loading and initially I seated the bullet to the base of the neck so the BT part is just below the neck/shoulder juncture.
This gives the bullet a bit of a jump so now I will try altering the seating depth to close the jump and see if it improves the grouping or not.
So far the load development/testing has been done without the use of the sound moderator so that will need to be tested as well. Hopefully we have a good shootign old rifle here .