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62 grain 6mm/.243 varmint grenade loads
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 Posted: Sat Nov 29th, 2008 05:43 AM
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hey guys i just went out and purchased some varmint grenades for my .243 to put down some coyotes with. i have short time at the range because of school so i was wondering if anyone has made up a load for this bullet yet. any feedback would be greatly appreciated! if you have a load for imr 4064 and this bullet or one can be made let me know cause thats the only powder i have right now. thanks a lot!

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I just looked and barnes does not have any load data for IMR 4064. And I have zero expeience with it . Wish I could help



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alright thanks a lot for the help. looks like im going to be making a trip to the store to get some new powder



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Charge Velocity Charge Velocity Load


Powder (grains) (fps) (grains) (fps) Density (%)


Win 760 43.5 3446 47.5 3734 86


H414 43.5 3478 47.5 3760 86


IMR 4350 43.0 3455 47.0 3699 96


Hunter 45.5 3457 49.5 3761 92


RL 19 45.0 3373 50.0 3685 99


IMR 4831 44.0 3419 48.0 3688 98

This is from barnes RL-19 was the most accurate powder they tested. Just a little info for you to keep in mind when you make your trip to the store.



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alright thank you for all of the information and advice. I have been looking a RL19 for sometime now and i think it is going to be the next bottle of powder on the reload bench



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Protivinsky......We shoot a couple of .243 for coyotes and groundhogs in the spring!  First off I love those Hornady lightweight V-MAX bullets (65 & 75grn) for P-Dogs, Groundhogs, as they leave a softball size crater of a wound and are somewhat like  handgrenades.  However, sometimes you end up wounding the yote if the shot is off a bit and Mr. YOTE will take off to higher ground in a big hurry. So it was back to the reloading bench.

We switched to the 87 grn Hornady V-Max using IMR-4064 @ 36 grains, velocity is around 3000fps.

Another powder we use is IMR-4320 @ 36 grains, velocity again is 3000fps.

I have used RL-15 powder in my .243 model 70 with 87 grn V-MAX. I drop the powder charge down 1.5 grain to 35.5 grains of RL-15, velocity is 3000fps.

Hornady Reloading Manual does NOT recommend RL-19 power for bullets under 80 grains in weight!!!

Sometimes we also use those Nosler Ballistic Tips bullets for MR. YOTE! BE SAFE OK.

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thank you for the input Hi Ball. I will definitely be safe



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When I obtained my first 243 (Rem 722), my reloading advisor suggested using 4064 behind the Sierra 60 gr bullet for the 'grenade effect' on West Tx coyotes and jackrabbits.  Off hand, I forget the loading but it accounted for many of the above critters.  This was in the mid-60s and I don't remember the exact charge but if you will check with the experts @ Sierra (or, check their website), I feel you can obtain the info you desire.                                                                                                       BTW...4064 remains my favorite powder for all the 'mid-sized' rifles from 220 Swift-243-7x57-308-30-06 although I have many other powders from IRM-Hodgen-Alliant.

Good hunting-

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     At the grocery store tonight, I picked-up the 2009 edition of Hodgdon's Yearly Reloading Manual and on page 82, for the .243,  it lists the 60 gr bullet over 40 gr 4064 @ 3476 fps to 43.8 gr @ 3766 fps and for the 65 gr Hor V-Max, they listed 40 gr 4064 for 3415 fps to 43.4 gr @ 3698 fps.

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hey im new to here atually first post..however i just bought some V-Max 87gr an i have hodgens 4831 but i cant find the correct load for it anywhere an i am wanting to know if anyone can help me out on that an the weapon im shooting this with is 6mm

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redleg, For 6mm Remington and the 87 grain V-max Hodgdon Manual calls for:
41.8 grains of IMR 4831 @2800 FPS starting load.

46.7 grains of IMR 4831 @3100 FPS MAX LOAD. Rockydog

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redleg_13 wrote:
hey im new to here atually first post..however i just bought some V-Max 87gr an i have hodgens 4831 but i cant find the correct load for it anywhere an i am wanting to know if anyone can help me out on that an the weapon im shooting this with is 6mm


hola amigo ! and welcome aboard !
umm ...u'll have to click accept then the round ur looking for .....

http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp

it's always good to reference the powder companies when possible , i hope r.d. was right and that it is a 6mm/244 remington ur referring to ( they make a few called 6mm )



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Fryboy, The 6mm Remington cartridge is identical to the 244 Remington. The 244 was introduced in 1955 with a 1/12 twist. But never sold as well as the .243 Win as it wouldn't stabilize heavy bullets. In 1963 they changed the twist in their rifles to 1/9 and renamed it the 6mm Remington. Don't know what it is with Remington and names. There was the 280/7mm Express/280 debacle and then the 244/6mm name change too. RD



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yep i know about the 244 an how it did not sell as well as the 243 even though it was better an became more so with it's change in barrel twist etc. lol yea rem can seem to sell anything but of late least in the past few years they have rough actions etc



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