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    243 and powder choice!

    Im currently using a 87gr VLD in my 243 with vit 150. This is giving me 2893 FPS. Which i belive is not the fastest for a 243. Accuracy is very good. Does any one recomend a better powder a coupd try to give it a bit more speed. This rifle is mainly for foxing. Cheers

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    why is that not fast enough if accuracy is good ,i Use IMR 4895 and that is is about the same fps less if anything

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    Berg just some reason a thort it should be around 3000 FPS Or above i didnt say it wasnt fasr enough just that it wasnt the fastest for a 243

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    I think they come off the shelf at about 2800 2900 depending on weight of the bullet ,i use 100 grns and 75 ,but for deer stalking not foxing much so they might want to be quicker if your pushing 300 yrds plus not sure on that how do they shoot at that range ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davidfranklin View Post
    Berg just some reason a thort it should be around 3000 FPS Or above i didnt say it wasnt fasr enough just that it wasnt the fastest for a 243
    Fastest is not always the most accurate.

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    Iv never really tryed this load out to 300yrd mark as of yet. 250yrds its dropping around 4" with a zero ov just over a inch high. A didnt no if there was a better powder suited for this weight bullet or even if vit 150 was suitable for a 243?

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    Benchmark is pretty fast, & .243 friendly.
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    n140 or h414 worked for me but i was using 55gr bt's and 85hp.

    or varget

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    Using H380 very accurate but not max load, max load was not so accurate don't have a crono so don't know the speed.
    also had good results with reloader 19

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    Fox won't know any difference if it's going any faster

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