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Posted: 7/14/2012 5:41:58 PM EST
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Looking for hunting and shooting loads. My barrel is 18" with an 8.5 twist. I think I'd like to go with lighter bullets for more velocity.

I currently hunt deer using Sierra 85gr HPBT out of a .243, so I don't feel like I need the larger bullets for hunting. I'd just like a good bullet that performs well.

I've really just started reading, but I've seen that AA2230 is a popular powder choice for the lighter bullets?
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Link Posted: 7/15/2012 5:39:56 AM EST
8208 and the 100 NBT bullets worked great in my AR Grendel. I'm sure there's plenty of data to be found at the 65Grendel forum for the other hunting pills.
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Link Posted: 7/15/2012 12:06:21 PM EST
Originally Posted By PA452:
Looking for hunting and shooting loads. My barrel is 18" with an 8.5 twist. I think I'd like to go with lighter bullets for more velocity.

I currently hunt deer using Sierra 85gr HPBT out of a .243, so I don't feel like I need the larger bullets for hunting. I'd just like a good bullet that performs well.

I've really just started reading, but I've seen that AA2230 is a popular powder choice for the lighter bullets?


100gr Barnes TTSX, you can thank me later.


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Link Posted: 7/15/2012 3:19:51 PM EST
Originally Posted By steve4102:
Originally Posted By PA452:
Looking for hunting and shooting loads. My barrel is 18" with an 8.5 twist. I think I'd like to go with lighter bullets for more velocity.

I currently hunt deer using Sierra 85gr HPBT out of a .243, so I don't feel like I need the larger bullets for hunting. I'd just like a good bullet that performs well.

I've really just started reading, but I've seen that AA2230 is a popular powder choice for the lighter bullets?


100gr Barnes TTSX, you can thank me later.



I'll have to try these. Barnes are just so expensive. You got any data for a load with those?

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