243 Improved

Contributed By Ken VanWilgen

This data developed for use in the contributor's 243 Ruger
and may not be suitable for your rifle.
FOLLOW STANDARD PRACTICE FOR WORKING UP A LOAD

Seating Depth for 243.

OAL to Lands using Stoney Point OAL Gauge & Stoney Point Comparator

  • 55 Gr Nosler Ballistic Tip (BC: .276) OAL: 2.265

  • 70 Gr Nosler Balistic Tip (BC: .310) OAL: 3.325

  • 75 Gr Hornady V-MAX (BC: .330) OAL: 3.292

  • OAL 3.290 = 3.53 on seater (one of these is in error)

  • OAL 3.285 = 3.95 on seater

  • 87 Gr Hornady V-MAX (BC: .400) OAL: 3.292

  • OAL 3.275 = 3.62 on seater

  • 95 Gr Nosler Ballistic Tip (BC: .379) OAL: 3.305

  • OAL 3.30 = 4.30 on seater

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    OAL of Factory Ammo using WILSON Comparator:

  • Federal 60 Gr Hollow Point 3.145

  • Nosler 70 Gr Ballistic Tip 3.135

  • Remington 80 Gr (Unk tip) 3.175

  • Winchester 100 Gr Soft Point 3.186

  • OAL of Factory Ammo using STONEY Comparator:

  • Federal Unknown weight 3.180

  • Length Primer to bullet tip 2.610

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    Powder & Loading Data 243 IMProved

    Bullet Type & Weight OAL (On Stoney Comparator)

    Powder Load FPS Temp Case Notes:

  • 55 Gr Nosler Balistic Tip OAL =

  • VARGET Max 45.5 3924 Nosler Info

  • H380 Max 53.0 4069 Nosler Info

  • 68 Gr Berger (243 Imp Precision Shooting Nov 97 Article 72 Degrees)

  • VV N133 40.0 3565 72 Hot Load

  • VV N135 41.0 3656 72

  • VV N160 50.0 3642 72

  • 70 Gr Nosler Ballistic Tip OAL 3.258

  • VARGET 42.0 Not Chronyed

  • 70 Gr Nosler Ballistic Tip OAL 3.290

  • VV N-160 49.0 3520 Loading up

  • 49.5 3583 for 243

  • 50.0 3573* IMP Case

  • 50.5 3619

  • 51.0 3673

  • 74 Gr Berger (243 Imp Precision Shooting Nov 97 Article 72 Degrees)

  • VV N133 42.0 3572 72 Very Hot

  • VV N135 40.0 3420 72

  • VV N160 48.0 3487 72 Too Hot

  • 75 Gr Hornady V-MAX OAL 3.290 Fire Form Case

  • VV N-160 44.5 3091

  • 75 Gr Hornady V-MAX OAL 3.285 Fire Form Case

  • H4350 47.0 3234 23 Laupa F-215M Primer

  • 3109 CCI-200

  • 75 Gr Hornady V-MAX OAL 3.285 Improved Case

  • H4350 47.0 3148 43 Frontier CCI-200

  • H4350 47.0 3197 43 Lapua CCI-200

  • H4350 47.0 3182 43 R-P CCI-200

  • H4350 47.0 3199 43 Federal CCI-200

  • 75 Gr Hornady V-MAX OAL 3.290 Improved Case

  • VV N-160 45.0 3091 75 Win F-210M

  • 46.0 3223 23 Fed F-210M

  • 46.0 3209 26 Fed F-210M

  • 46.0 3218 26 Frontier F-210M

  • 75 Gr Hornady V-MAX OAL 3.290 Improved Case

  • VV N-160 46.0 3195 26 Win F-210M

  • 46.0 3186 26 R-P F-210M

  • 46.0 3223 72 R-P F-210M

  • 80 Gr Berger (243 Imp Precision Shooting Nov 97 Article 72 Degrees)

  • VV N135 39.0 3350 67 Warm load

  • VV N160 50.3 3418 67

  • 87 Gr Hornady V-MAX OAL 3.275 Improved Case

  • H-380 43.0 3066 62 R-P F-210M

  • 43.5 3122 62 R-P F-210M

  • 44.0 3159 62 R-P F-210M

  • 44.5 3206 62 R-P F-210M

  • 87 Gr Hornady V-MAX OAL 3.290 Improved Case

  • VV N-160 45.0 3115 72 R-P F-210M

  • 87 Gr Hornady V-MAX OAL 3.275 Improved Case

  • VV N-160 46.6 3275 31 Lapua F-210M

  • 87 Gr Hornady V-MAX OAL 3.275 Improved Case

  • VV N-560 48.0 3136 31 Lapua F-210M

  • VV N-560 48.0 3176 31 Lapua F-210M

  • 88 Gr Berger (243 Imp Precision Shooting Nov 97 Article 72 Degrees)

  • VV N133 39.0 3236 72 HOT !!

  • VV N135 39.5 3240

  • VV N160 47.0 3325 67

  • 90 Gr Berger (243 Imp Precision Shooting Nov 97 Article 72 Degrees)

  • VV N133 38.5 3259

  • VV N135 38.0 3210 HOT

  • VV N160 48.0 3361 90 Flat Primer

  • 95 Gr Nosler Ballistic Tip OAL 3.265 Improved Case

  • VARGET 35.0 No Chrony data

  • 95 Gr Nosler Ballistic Tip OAL 3.300 Improved Case

  • VV-N560 45.7 3050 31 Lapua F-210M

  • 95 Gr Nosler Ballistic Tip OAL 3.300 Improved Case

  • H-414 44.0 3086

  • 95 Gr Nosler Ballistic Tip OAL 3.300 Fire Form Case

  • H-414 43.0 3075 70 R-P F-210M

  • H4831-LC 46.0 2940 26 Lapua CCI-200

  • H4350 43.0 2870 23 Laupa F-210M

  • H4350 43.0 2881 23 Laupa CCI-200

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    Last Modified: Sunday, November 30, 2003 10:54 PM