55 Grain In 243
Posted 30 July 2006 - 06:44 PM
Posted 31 July 2006 - 08:26 AM
I have no idea what he was loading. All I know was that there wasn't a groundhog safe inside of 500yds. HTH
Posted 31 July 2006 - 05:57 PM
Edited by blitzking223, 31 July 2006 - 06:21 PM.
Posted 31 July 2006 - 06:03 PM
If you are trying to save fur this is the wrong bullet but If you like to blow stuff up it works great.
Posted 31 July 2006 - 06:27 PM
Edited by blitzking223, 31 July 2006 - 06:28 PM.
Posted 31 July 2006 - 06:40 PM
Posted 01 August 2006 - 06:32 AM
Posted 16 August 2006 - 04:14 PM
I think most barrel burning is caused more from shooting too many rounds and not letting the barrel cool adequately. That is why I always take at least two, and most times three different rifles out prarie dog shooting.
Posted 17 August 2006 - 03:26 AM
Posted 18 August 2006 - 07:38 PM
In the .243 Winchester I have had excellent results with Varget, IMR-4320, H-4895, and in reduced velocity loads W-748. The most accurate loads I have assembled with the 55gr. Nosler Ballistic Tips have been with Hodgdon''s Varget at a grain or so under published max.
I currently have a Stainless-Synthetic Ruger .243 with a 1 in 9" Twist. This Rifle refuses to shoot sub 1" groups with the 55gr. Nosler Ballistic Tips if the muzzle velocity is over 3300 FPS. I am currently using a reduced velocity load in this Rifle for general purpose Varminting with 55gr. Nosler Ballsitic Tips with a powder that is not considered a Rifle Powder. This is a full pressure load and shoots quite well at a muzzle velocity of 3229 FPS. No I will not give out the load info, but suffice to say this load duplicates both the recoil and ballistics of a .223 Remington and that is what it was designed to do when I didn't have a .223.
Posted 24 August 2006 - 07:29 PM
I've shot both the 55 NBT's and the 58 Vmax's out of my 243....
I found the NBT's were more fur friendly, with regards to the 243 but the Vmax's slightly more accurate.
243's with 55 gr bullets do make for some fun yote shootin though!!! I'm not so sure aboutg being barrel burners, but I do think 55's-58's are a little finnicky to develop an accurate load in a 243! My opinion anyway.
Posted 25 August 2006 - 01:42 AM
My heavy barrel 243 likes the 58gr V-max and 42.5 grs of Varget. I would tell about a three shot group that grouped under an inch at 500yards. But when I tell that story somebody says I'm full of hot air ( Well hot air wasn't the exact term that they used). The fact that I have the target and the witnesses are still alive didn't seem to matter. How ever I have been shooting Pdogs since 1999 with it, again this summer the Pdogs from 400 yards on out were in trouble. The gun works best with cases make from Rem. 30-06 cases. That is a lot of work but the results are worth it.
Posted 25 August 2006 - 03:12 AM