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#7054820 - 01/27/18 08:18 AM looking for reduced recoil 243 load
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Buddy of mine in south TX is wanting to load up some for his 8 yo son. His son is a smaller framed kid. hes wanting to run the 90 gr SST or and 80 gr soft point.
Never heard of reducing a load for a 243 for recoil but I thought id ask.
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#7054824 - 01/27/18 08:21 AM Re: looking for reduced recoil 243 load [Re: Teal28]
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I donít know about handload, but one of my boys shoots a factory load from Hornady thatís reduced. Very little recoil and still quite deadly.
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#7054826 - 01/27/18 08:22 AM Re: looking for reduced recoil 243 load [Re: Teal28]
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They call it Custom Lite, and itís loaded with an 87 grain SST.
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#7054844 - 01/27/18 08:37 AM Re: looking for reduced recoil 243 load [Re: Teal28]
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I can do reduced recoil loads for the 243 with most any bullet, all the way down to subsonic. If you need assistance in some ammo, please give me a buzz.
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#7054860 - 01/27/18 08:57 AM Re: looking for reduced recoil 243 load [Re: Teal28]
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For reduced recoil loads check out Hodgdon web site for the ones using H4895 powder. https://www.hodgdon.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/h4895-reduced-rifle-loads.pdf

That should get him started in the right direction.
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#7054880 - 01/27/18 09:18 AM Re: looking for reduced recoil 243 load [Re: Teal28]
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If really lite loads is what he wants AA5744 is what I used (1900-2100fps range)then as they get older work higher with the H4895. I was doing it with 7MM/08 but doesnít matter same idea. I had best luck using Varmint type bullets as standard hunting bullets passed thru with minimal expansion. Killed fine but had to trail a few.
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#7055051 - 01/27/18 12:17 PM Re: looking for reduced recoil 243 load [Re: Teal28]
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I second kmon's suggestion using H4895. I used that powder and 110 grain Sierra ProHunter bullets in a .270 Winchester for my daughter when she was growing up.
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#7055078 - 01/27/18 12:50 PM Re: looking for reduced recoil 243 load [Re: Teal28]
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Great info fellas. Thanks
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