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    87grn v-max and reloader 19

    hi anyone using this combo in .243,mines a 24inch 1-10twist howa what are you finding works charge weight wise and how distructive are they

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    Quote Originally Posted by fibrewad View Post
    hi anyone using this combo in .243,mines a 24inch 1-10twist howa what are you finding works charge weight wise and how distructive are they
    Hornady manual (6th ed) gives the range of 42.2 - 45.0g for RL-19 with velocities 2900-3100 fps. That's only three charge weights: 42.2, 43.6, 45.0 (maximum). That says to me that RL-19 isn't really a suitable powder (too slow). There are seven other powders listed which have six charge weights, these are:

    H 4895
    AA 2250
    IMR 4320
    IMR 4064
    RL-15
    N140
    WIN 760

    -JMS

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    JMS.
    I don't agree. The Hornady Manual (8th Ed) lists RL-19 and lists it in the same manner as the four powders immediately above it. I've had success with RL-19 and 87gr VMax in the past and would use RL-19 or N160 if I was loading this weight of bullet for a 243 Win or 243 Ackley today.
    Regards
    JcS

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    I use RL 19 with 85gr & 87gr bullets in my rifle super accurate load for my bang stick , are 87gr vmax destructive depends what you shoot ....you wont get many foxes walking away after being hit.

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    87 Vmax and reloader 19 definitely get the job done.

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    What charge weight are you guys using

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    47gns rel 19 87gn berger touching,super accurate, don't know the velocity, doesn't matter as long as its accurate..

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    A load I used to use in my Sako HB .243 in 2005.

    RP brass, Remington standard nine and a half primer with 46 grains of Vihtavouri N160.
    Average velocity of 5 shots was 3266 FPS with a spread of 48 FPS.

    I shot hundreds of head of vermin with that load.

    HWH.

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