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    243 ackley loads

    Hello

    Just wondered if anybody had a good load for 243 ai as i just aquired a rifle in this calibre. Have a full tub of varget (ideally use this up ) and will be shooting fox,muntjac,roe and fallow

    Atb Steve

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    Start with beginning loads for the 243 and work up. Ackley Improved rounds. The 243 Ackley IMP case has volumetric increase in case capacity of 3.5 grains water weight. Some Ackley chambers will take no increase in powder without generating excessive pressures so start low and work up. Internet data for Ackley is especially dangerous as you never know what specs the poster's reamer was cut to, etc. It is a wild-cat cartridge and loading should (sensibly enough) be developed from the ground up by the shooter. Have fun.~Muir

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    hi steve this load is for my remi 700 243
    75 grain hornady v max bullet
    47 grains h414
    seated at 2725 10 thou in this rifle
    3642 feet per second
    this is used for my foxing rig regards pete .

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    sorry forgot to mention this is 243 ackley improved

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    At present I am running 80gr Bergers with 40.5gr Varget and getting approx 3400fps.

    I have just had a look in my Load Data book and whilst developing the load this recipe gave a group size of 0.186"

    The 80gr Bergers may not be the best bullet for deer but highly effective on vermin though


    What twist rate is your rifle?
    Have you already fireformed your brass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bordersman View Post
    Hello

    Just wondered if anybody had a good load for 243 ai as i just aquired a rifle in this calibre. Have a full tub of varget (ideally use this up ) and will be shooting fox,muntjac,roe and fallow

    Atb Steve
    Hi Bordersman,

    Look here >>>>>> .243 AI Loads

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