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    which powder ???

    hi guys

    im looking for a powder to use in both my 243 and 308, in the 243 i use 100 grain bullets and in the 308 i use 150 grain bullets.

    what powder would you use and why ????????? (trying to stick to one powder to suit both)

    ATB

    Dave
    Last edited by 223; 05-05-2012 at 15:46.

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    N140 is a bit quick for the .243 at 100gr
    What about n150??
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    hodson varget good for 243 and 308 and try hodson 4895

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    Difficult one. Think you will have to use two powders one for .308. And one for .243. I used n140 for .308 and use to use H4831sc for .243.

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    H4895 sounds good , i currently use n150 in both but . in the 308 the n150 is fine but im struggling to get velocity using n150 and a 100 grain bullet in 243

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    Varget used it in .308 and still use it in the .243, df

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    +1 for H4895 or H380 with a mag primer

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223 View Post
    .....im looking for a powder to use in both my 243 and 308, in the 243 i use 100 grain bullets and in the 308 i use 150 grain bullets.......
    Dave. While there are options for selecting a single powder, my recent experience is that I need to focus on getting the right powder for the bullet that I have picked for my rifle. Also, how I reload and test influences the results. In my 260 Rem I now have 4 loads that meet my requirements, using RL-19, H4350 and N165. I am just about to start load development for my new (to me) 243 AI, and I will be looking to try RL-19 and H4350 first. If they don't work for the 87gr bullets I plan to use, I will go back to the Hornady manual and see what else they recommend. I like the way the Hornady manual allows you to assess what powders work for a given bullet.

    In summary, get a load that works for you in one of the rifles, then do the same again for the other rifle. If you end up with the same powder, then that's great.

    Good luck. JCS

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    Quote Originally Posted by 375 mag View Post
    H4895 does both well
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