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Thread: 87gr vmax in 243 load data.

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    87gr vmax in 243 load data.

    Hi want to load 87gr vmax for 243. I have vit n140, n160 and varget.

    anyone got any loads that work or can suggest a range to work from. Struggling to find published data for 87gr.

    thanks

    ​BE

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    stick with Vit 160 and start at 44gr and see how you go

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    37gr Vit N140 always worked well with 87 grain vmax for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by see it shoot it View Post
    stick with Vit 160 and start at 44gr and see how you go
    Cheers any idea of top load? Or just increase until see signs of pressure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big ears View Post
    Cheers any idea of top load? Or just increase until see signs of pressure?
    Lee manual gives max load 46-6grn Vhit N160. I could not get 87grn V Max to group well in my .243. Stag 1933 kindly suggested N160 load but that did not group well either so good luck and keep us posted how you get on.

    Kind regards Jimbo

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    Varget 35.5grn never use anything else

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo 30 06 View Post
    Lee manual gives max load 46-6grn Vhit N160. I could not get 87grn V Max to group well in my .243. Stag 1933 kindly suggested N160 load but that did not group well either so good luck and keep us posted how you get on.

    Kind regards Jimbo
    thanks jumbo will keep you posted

    BE

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    Quote Originally Posted by big ears View Post
    Cheers any idea of top load? Or just increase until see signs of pressure?
    just increase mate until you find the accuracy load mate,speed dosent kill accuracy does.
    start at 44gr and increase by .3 when you feel you have found a nice consistant cluster.you may need to play with the seating depth unless your just seating to magazine length

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    Ill also be interested to know about loads with N140 as I have just purchased some of the Vmax to test out. I stumbled across this from the 6mmbr forums and will be giving it a go and load up a few rounds with it.

    "With the 87gr V-max, 32.5gr of N140, jammed 0.011" into the lands, gives me 3100 fps with top accuracy."
    http://www.6mmbr.com/gunweek009.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ths84 View Post
    Ill also be interested to know about loads with N140 as I have just purchased some of the Vmax to test out. I stumbled across this from the 6mmbr forums and will be giving it a go and load up a few rounds with it.

    "With the 87gr V-max, 32.5gr of N140, jammed 0.011" into the lands, gives me 3100 fps with top accuracy."
    http://www.6mmbr.com/gunweek009.html
    forget that mate you don't want to be jammimg nothing into the lands

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