With hunting season drawing near I thought that I would share a reduced load for the .243 Win. 28 gr of IMR 4198 behind a 100 grain Nozler Partition shot very well in my daughters 700 Rem Youth Rifle. Three shots were about 1.25" at 100 yards, recoil is about 1/2 of a factory load if even that. My daughter is extremely small framed. Last year on the juvenile hunt, with the help of a Caldwell Dead Shot Field Pod and a ground blind, my daughter shot a button buck at an honest 80yds away. The deer ran 40yds and fell end over end. Kyle
Post by 1coyotemaster on Aug 10, 2014 12:34:37 GMT -5
Kyle do be careful which powders you employ for reduced loads. Your charge of 28 gr. in a 243/308 size case is probably safe but there have been cases of detonation when the charge is too small and causes a very undesirable event to occur. Bulkier powders lend themselves well to reduced loads--one in particular that is popular is AA5744. Do be careful and research the subject thoroughly--eyes are quite precious and necessary.
Post by wilmsmeyer on Aug 10, 2014 13:21:59 GMT -5
Sr4759 is also commonly used for reduced rifle loads. Again, a bulky powder that helps take up space and ensure good. consistent ignition.
Something else you could do is reduce bullet weight and just shoot at the lowest levels using "normal" powders. Then, take rib shots only. Nosler also make an 85 gr partition that would be great on deer, A .243 doesn't kick much with factory loads. Maybe add a good recoil reducing pad to the stock?