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#1 SNAP SHOT

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 06:40 pm

anyone tried loads with either varget or n160 with this bullet heard good reports........ and it been hunting season i'm looking to save some time.
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 08:52 pm

Hello varget is good 37g or back off slightly 36g in the 243 :victory: .I have tryed this bullet weight in 25/06 52.2g N160 :thumbs: .

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 05:47 pm

cheer's v-max what's the accuracy like with 37g varget, any ideas........ as i'm taking the lazy way' but just want to knoe the ball park load's to save time. cheers again.

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 02:23 pm

Hello snapshot i no longer load the 243 but used to use 87g all the time & a couple mate's the same & still on it.My mate backed it off to 36g of varget & had same result as 37g so load's that to save powder/recoil/pressure on rifle etc & was getting 1/2"MOA with fed brass & cci primer dont know velocity.Both rifle's were tika 595.

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 05:21 pm

cheers for that mate, i'll let you know how i get on i'm shooting a 595 myself................. :clapper: :drink:
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Posted 17 September 2007 - 09:45 am

i use H4895 34GRS 95GRN NOSLER best i have found for my 243

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 05:20 pm

CHRIST CRAMP I'M ONLY AFTER MY DINNER, WARNING WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE :sick:
I'M ONLY GOING TO USE THIS LOAD FOR LONG RANGE FOXING, 400+ YARDS, as it has a great bc. it will hold the wind better..... cheers mate

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 08:11 am

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the top one is the 87g hornady, the bottom 95g nozzler.
snapshot 87grain hornady hollow point with 34.3g n140 do the job on anything. or like cramp says 95g nozzlers are very good to, i have found that they both shoot just about the same groups but 87g have the edge for me rgds remmy.

Edited by remmy, 18 September 2007 - 08:16 am.


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Posted 18 September 2007 - 05:19 pm

cheers for that remmy. shoot 95 gr nosler, myself great job but i'd be a bit doubtfull about the 87grain on deer, as it's a varmint round, did you ever have any runners? :thumbs: also do you always leave the coat on the carcas? most here skin them on the cleaning out....

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 09:19 pm

cheers for that remmy. shoot 95 gr nosler, myself great job but i'd be a bit doubtfull about the 87grain on deer, as it's a varmint round, did you ever have any runners? http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub... also do you always leave the coat on the carcas? most here skin them on the cleaning out....



dont be doubtfull using them on deer snapshot there awsome on roe mate puts em straight down better than the 95g, there going 2,700fps i shot a fox the on friday afternoon 220yds curled up sleeping on a bank side, aimed an inch high and missed it with the first shot and shot it with the second one just aimed at it , i got put onto them from a comercial stalker that shoots into the hundreds of deer a year, he swears by them and now i know why , as for leaving the coat on the beast lasts longer in the chiller with its jacket on rgds remmy. :D

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 05:46 pm

large reds, fallow, and sika are all we shoot here in the green isle, fallow and reds being the main. i'd have my doubts on a red. :thumbs:

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 05:41 pm

hello,from tennessee! trying to work up a load for my son's (savage).243 with the 87 grain v-max, accuracy ain't very good so far , has a descent triangle pattern but is spread too far apart about 2 inches with 3 different loads at 100 yards dont know if its the aol or powder? have tried varget, h4895,imr 4350 ,rifle will shoot the off the shelf 100 grain power points from winchester great,rifle has a 1:9.5 twist . my son (age 14) has killed deer out past 400 yrds with it the last couple of years. uses a millidot scope set 1 inch high at 200 yards .he wants to shoot something that shoots a little flatter. i could use some help with this load if anyone dosen;t mind or has the time,any help would be appreciated, thanks 69 bigguy.

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 05:56 pm

hello,from tennessee! trying to work up a load for my son's (savage).243 with the 87 grain v-max, accuracy ain't very good so far , has a descent triangle pattern but is spread too far apart about 2 inches with 3 different loads at 100 yards dont know if its the aol or powder? have tried varget, h4895,imr 4350 ,rifle will shoot the off the shelf 100 grain power points from winchester great,rifle has a 1:9.5 twist . my son (age 14) has killed deer out past 400 yrds with it the last couple of years. uses a millidot scope set 1 inch high at 200 yards .he wants to shoot something that shoots a little flatter. i could use some help with this load if anyone dosen;t mind or has the time,any help would be appreciated, thanks 69 bigguy.



What powder are you using at the minute.........i find that 43.6g of vit n160 with rem 9 1/2 primers group slightly over half inch at 100 yards :thumbs:

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 11:25 am

hello,from tennessee! trying to work up a load for my son's (savage).243 with the 87 grain v-max, accuracy ain't very good so far , has a descent triangle pattern but is spread too far apart about 2 inches with 3 different loads at 100 yards dont know if its the aol or powder? have tried varget, h4895,imr 4350 ,rifle will shoot the off the shelf 100 grain power points from winchester great,rifle has a 1:9.5 twist . my son (age 14) has killed deer out past 400 yrds with it the last couple of years. uses a millidot scope set 1 inch high at 200 yards .he wants to shoot something that shoots a little flatter. i could use some help with this load if anyone dosen;t mind or has the time,any help would be appreciated, thanks 69 bigguy.



What powder are you using at the minute.........i find that 43.6g of vit n160 with rem 9 1/2 primers group slightly over half inch at 100 yards http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
hello snapshot, i'm tickled someone answered me back,so far i have tried 38.1 grns. varget(1 1/2) @100yrds. 38grns h4895 2 inch spread. i do get 1 inch group with 45.5 grns imr 4350. only going to use the 87 grain out to around 200yrds.from there on out will use hornady 100 grn soft points.i have'nt been handloading very long but i love it .oh yeah! i use cci large mag.rifle primers. goimg to try imr 4064 powder.it seems to be a little more consistant in my 270 hope it works for the 243 as well.thanks 69 bigguy!

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 05:13 pm

not a problem, only too gald to try and help out, good luck with it all.


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