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Which Ramshot powder: 243 Win w/55gr Nosler SHOTS? #15942876 03/27/21
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I have thousands of these Roo bullets (and LRPs) and probably oughta use some... Getting to 4000 FPS is not necessary, LOL. Will be for a short suppressed bolt gun.

Have the full range range of Ramshot powders on hand, though I'd prefer not to use my TAC here if possible... Is Big Game the one to try then? Any direct experience is appreciated. I'm a generic Campfire load junkie anymore.


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Re: Which Ramshot powder: 243 Win w/55gr Nosler SHOTS? [Re: MtnBoomer] #15944234 03/27/21
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No experience with such, and no interest really...but curious enough to run a QL powder profile.

I'd say Big Game or X-Terminator would be the best choices.




Code
Cartridge          : .243 Win.
Bullet             : .243, 55, Nosler Varmag HP 17245
Useable Case Capaci: 51.547 grain H2O = 3.347 cm³
Cartridge O.A.L. L6: 2.500 inch = 63.50 mm
Barrel Length      : 20.0 inch = 508.0 mm

Predicted Data for Indicated Charges of the Following Powders.
Matching Maximum Pressure: 60000 psi, or 413 MPa
or a maximum loading ratio or filling of 110 %
These calculations refer to your specified settings in QuickLOAD 'Cartridge Dimensions' window.
C A U T I O N : any load listed can result in a powder charge that falls below minimum suggested
loads or exceeds maximum suggested loads as presented in current handloading manuals. Understand
that all of the listed powders can be unsuitable for the given combination of cartridge, bullet
and gun. Actual load order can vary, depending upon lot-to-lot powder and component variations.
USE ONLY FOR COMPARISON !

Powder type          Filling/Loading Ratio  Charge    Charge   Vel. Prop.Burnt P max  P muzz  B_Time
                                      %     Grains    Gramm   fps     %       psi     psi    ms
---------------------------------  -----------------------------------------------------------------

Ramshot X-Terminator *C             88.7     45.0     2.91    3553    97.9    60000   11372   0.850  
Ramshot Wild Boar                   91.0     46.2     2.99    3597    98.0    60000   11897   0.851  
Ramshot True Blue                   49.7     24.0     1.56    3109   100.0    60000    6603   0.820  
Ramshot TAC *C                      90.8     46.5     3.01    3556    95.6    60000   11676   0.851  
Ramshot Silhouette                  55.2     22.8     1.48    3078   100.0    60000    6483   0.817  
Ramshot Magnum                     110.0     56.9     3.69    3459    90.1    55380   11960   0.885  
Ramshot Hunter                     105.5     51.8     3.35    3618    94.9    60000   12554   0.852  
Ramshot Enforcer                    62.9     30.5     1.98    3387   100.0    60000    8429   0.832  
Ramshot Big Game                    95.3     48.3     3.13    3618    97.9    60000   12140   0.851  


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Re: Which Ramshot powder: 243 Win w/55gr Nosler SHOTS? [Re: RiverRider] #15945739 03/28/21
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I know, the horror of using light bullets. Nosler lists them, (BC): NO laugh

Will look at Big Game.



Thanks man. Much appreciated. wink


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Re: Which Ramshot powder: 243 Win w/55gr Nosler SHOTS? [Re: MtnBoomer] #15947249 03/28/21
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Good luck boomer. I'm going to be picking up 12-16 pounds of ramshot powder tomorrow. TAC, Big game, Hunter and maybe some exterminator.. I've had good luck with ramshot powder. Let us know how that big game works in the 243..


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Re: Which Ramshot powder: 243 Win w/55gr Nosler SHOTS? [Re: MtnBoomer] #15947420 03/28/21
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Different round but same powders. With my .358 Win. I find I can get full power loads with the slightly faster X-Term vs TAC without as much compression. The both work well. JB’s famous .358W article featured TAC.

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Re: Which Ramshot powder: 243 Win w/55gr Nosler SHOTS? [Re: MtnBoomer] #15973183 04/07/21
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What do you think of the SHOTS bullets?

Re: Which Ramshot powder: 243 Win w/55gr Nosler SHOTS? [Re: rickt300] #15974024 04/08/21
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Originally Posted by rickt300
What do you think of the SHOTS bullets?

Well, there's a lot of them. That's as far as I've gone.


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Re: Which Ramshot powder: 243 Win w/55gr Nosler SHOTS? [Re: rickt300] #15976838 04/09/21
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Originally Posted by rickt300
What do you think of the SHOTS bullets?


Nosler Ballistician told me once, they sell a boatload of them in Australia, dispatching Kangaroos with them...




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Big game should work very, very well. Play with primers, and try some 60g Sierra's if you have any. My 243 Win has zero freebore, and 55 whistle along very well at 4150 out of a 26" barrel.

If you can find any, AA2700 with these bullets has one of the coolest heat indexes of any powder, which means that it burns in the throat much cooler.

Varget worked very well with the 55's, but it is very rough on barrels and tough to get out of the barrel if you like cleaning down to bare metal.


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