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    .243 ramshot hunter reloads

    Trying ramshot hunter with 58 vmax.
    Ramshot recommended this powder up to 52.1 gn with this bullet.
    Crikey loading up some test rounds and got to 51 gn and the powder as near as dam it came out the neck!
    This is with geco brass. So only going to load up to 50 gn😊
    Has anyone else tried hunter yet?

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    The start load is significantly lower than that. What sort of velocities and accurasy are you getting with the start load and loads just over it?
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8x57 View Post
    The start load is significantly lower than that. What sort of velocities and accurasy are you getting with the start load and loads just over it?
    I havent got as far as firing any yet as I only just got the powder

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    Ive got some to try in my 6mm rem (bigger case than the .243) Im not sure if i have misread your post Nick, but are you trying to start with a max load or have you built up to that.
    Paul
    I wish I was half the hunter my dog thinks I am

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinbad View Post
    Ive got some to try in my 6mm rem (bigger case than the .243) Im not sure if i have misread your post Nick, but are you trying to start with a max load or have you built up to that.
    Paul
    I stated I am only going to load UP TO 50gn

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    Got some to try with 85 grn Sierra but not got to it yet

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    I load the sierra 85gn bthp but with h4895. But cant get it anymore hence why I am trying ramshot

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    I am also about to start working on some loads for my 243, I would think between 85 and 100 gr bullets but I have checked in all my reloading books and cant find any loads that use RS Hunter powder with 58gr V max. I take it this must be the RS load data booklet you are using?

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    I emailed ramshot and asked for powder and load recommendations for specific bullets. They are very helpful

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholiath View Post
    I emailed ramshot and asked for powder and load recommendations for specific bullets. They are very helpful
    Cheers for that, I have to admit I think you will find a sweet spot long before you start to compress the powder, or at least I would hope so. That max load must be predicting some speed.

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