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Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Mount Jackson, PA
243 reduced H4895 loads
Does anyone have any experience using 60% H4895 loads?
I am looking to start loading an 85grain bullet to about 2400 fps and then work up to accuracy. I calculated, based on the difference between the listed min and max that there is 134fps per 6% reduction in weight from the max listed.
By my assumption, about 24.5 grains of H4895 under a 85gr .243 spitzer should yield about 2420-2450 fps.
Then I read on another forum some guy was using 28-30 to get 2400 fps. Causing me to wonder if the effect is actually linear as I was calculating. I don't want to start at say 1,800 because my assumption was wrong. I need about 2400 for expansion of the bullet.
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