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82_Airborne  [Member]
6/6/2009 12:46:54 AM
I have some V-max bullets and some soft points for white tail but was wondering what you guys would reccomend for target shooting out to 600 meters (for now). I'm shooting out of a stock (for now) SPS tactical. I was looking at the SMK 95 gr and thinking of IMR 3031, 4831, or Varget. I have about a half pound of Varget and would have to see if I could find the others locally. Twist rate is 9 1/8"
What powder / bullet combos have worked well for you for this purpose?
Scott
Mike_Mills  [Member]
6/6/2009 12:53:45 AM
107 SMK seated 0.010" off the lands for target shooting. I don't load for the 243 but I do have a 6mm XC.
98TJ  [Member]
6/6/2009 6:46:10 AM

243 - 107SMK 15 thous. off and a dose of H4350.

Working on a load for 95 VLD's / H4350 but not there yet.

Mike
82_Airborne  [Member]
6/6/2009 6:23:27 PM
Anyone try reloader 22 for the 95 or 107 grainers? The Lyman manual says it's supposed to work well so I picked up a pound becuase it was at Wal Mart and I don't want to pay Haz-Mat for a small amount of powder.
Mike_Mills  [Member]
6/6/2009 7:50:47 PM
Not I, I went with H4350 based upon David Tubb's recommendations. I have some test loads using H4381SC based upon German Salazar's article in Precision Shooting but haven't fired them yet.
82_Airborne  [Member]
6/6/2009 8:28:30 PM
While we're at it would the RL22 with a 95 gr SMK out of a 26" barrel be ok to start with. This is my first shot at reloading for precision so I'm just looking for a viable starting point. I'm aware there are better combinations out there but was hoping this would work out so I can get some trigger time.

ETA Twist rate again is 9 1/8"
CCW  [Team Member]
6/6/2009 10:34:28 PM
Originally Posted By Mike_Mills:
Not I, I went with H4350 based upon David Tubb's recommendations. I have some test loads using H4381SC based upon German Salazar's article in Precision Shooting but haven't fired them yet.


Hodgdon has a relatively new powder H100V. It has a burn rate approx. same as their 4350. There is not a big following yet, as there is with Varget, for example, but it shows promise with the .243. Hodgdon shows loads for 7 different bullets.