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https://www.patreon.com/roestalker This is another of my reloading videos, this time for my latest Blaser R93
deer hunting rifle in .243 caliber. So far I used the Blaser with factory
100gr Remington ammunition and it was ok, but to cut down costs and
improve accuracy I decided to start load development.
I got some once fired brass from my previous .243 rifle – Krico. (See my
review of the Krico rifle here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnhuNWhDOpU) And the cases were full sized using
Foster reloading dies. Blaser rifles generally require FL sizing every
time, or at least “bumping” back shoulders otherwise with only neck sizing
the rifle may missfire. As this is my hunting rifle I dont want to
experience that when deer stalking… So I generally full size the brass
As I still have some 100 grain .243 ammo I chose 87gr as it suits 1:10
twist barrels better and it would be ideal roe deer hunting load.
Initially I was going to go for some typical soft point bullet, but a
friend recommended me Hornady 87gr V-Max. I was not convinced as it is
generally varminting bullet, but he shot hundreds of roe deer with it so I
had no reason not to trust him.
I already use Vihtavuori N140 powder for my .308 reloading so if I could
use the same powder for .243 it would save me buying a new tub. I looked
up Vihtavuori and Lapua website for starting and maximum load and
developed 5 different loads with the same COAL.
I went to the range and fired all 20 rounds (5 loads, 4 rounds each).
Generally it was not my best shooting ever and I got a few fliers, but I
managed to get a load below 0.5″. I knew I pulled one shot of the 4th
group and later on loaded a few more rounds and they all were about half
inch groups. No need to play with a seating depth as I was happy with the
As I need 100gr load for large deer in Scotland an dI will develop another
100 grain load later on, but at the moment I am quite happy with Hornady
This video is not really a reloading guide from start to finish, but I
already uploaded several video tutorials about reloading and load
development so click on the link below to see them. I show all the
equipment needed to start reloading ammunition, in fact my video about Lee
Classic Loader shows how cheaply with minimum tools reloads super accurate
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