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    My uncle gave me a whole reloading set up. Press, dies, powder dispenser, scale, case trimmer, odds and ends, cci primers, unfired cases, 30-30 bullets, 308 bullets, and 243 bullets. I have not been able to find reloading data to match the bullets. The .308 are ballistic tip nosler boat tails at 165 grain. The 243 are 6mm 100 grain Spitzer made by Sierra, and the 30-30 are a lead bullet. I'm not sure where to find specific load details and if I can use the same powder for all three? I apologize for my lack of knowledge. If anyone could advise me, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benny8 View Post
    My uncle gave me a whole reloading set up. Press, dies, powder dispenser, scale, case trimmer, odds and ends, cci primers, unfired cases, 30-30 bullets, 308 bullets, and 243 bullets. I have not been able to find reloading data to match the bullets. The .308 are ballistic tip nosler boat tails at 165 grain. The 243 are 6mm 100 grain Spitzer made by Sierra, and the 30-30 are a lead bullet. I'm not sure where to find specific load details and if I can use the same powder for all three? I apologize for my lack of knowledge. If anyone could advise me, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.
    Aaron
    Nosler has load data on line, they also have a printed manual.
    https://www.nosler.com/cartridge-data/
    .308 Win data should be there for the 165 gr BT's.
    Personally, I'd use the data for 100 grain Nosler Partitions for the Sierra spitzers in .243 Win. Start at the low end and work up.
    I can't help you with 30-30 cast bullet stuff but I think Lyman covers that in their manual. It might be worth the investment if you want to shoot cast bullets.
    Last edited by RememberBaker; 08-22-2017 at 11:05 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RememberBaker View Post
    Nosler has load data on line, they also have a printed manual.
    https://www.nosler.com/cartridge-data/
    .308 Win data should be there for the 165 gr BT's.
    Personally, I'd use the data for 100 grain Nosler Partitions for the Sierra spitzers in .243 Win. Start at the low end and work up.
    I can't help you with 30-30 cast bullet stuff but I think Lyman covers that in their manual. It might be worth the investment if you want to shoot cast bullets.
    Thank you. I have the Lyman 50th edition reloading. I will have to look at the 30-30 cast. Any preference to powder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by benny8 View Post
    Thank you. I have the Lyman 50th edition reloading. I will have to look at the 30-30 cast. Any preference to powder?
    I use a lot of IMR 4350 for the .243 Win with 100 grain bullets, I think you can also find data for that powder in .308 Win with the 165 BT's, but I only load 150 grain bullets in .308. Varget is a hugely popular .308 Win powder and I've used it in 7mm-08, but I don't know if it's suitable for .243 Win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RememberBaker View Post
    I use a lot of IMR 4350 for the .243 Win with 100 grain bullets, I think you can also find data for that powder in .308 Win with the 165 BT's, but I only load 150 grain bullets in .308. Varget is a hugely popular .308 Win powder and I've used it in 7mm-08, but I don't know if it's suitable for .243 Win.
    Thank you again. I did check out the Nosler loading data. IMR 4350 I see for the 165 grain .308, but it was not listed with the 243. As a matter of fact, there was no powders that matched in .243 and .308. So, maybe I will have to buy 2 different powders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benny8 View Post
    Thank you again. I did check out the Nosler loading data. IMR 4350 I see for the 165 grain .308, but it was not listed with the 243. As a matter of fact, there was no powders that matched in .243 and .308. So, maybe I will have to buy 2 different powders.
    Try here: http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/rifle
    It shouldn't be a problem finding data for IMR 4350 in .243 with 100 grain bullets. That's what I use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RememberBaker View Post
    Try here: http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/rifle
    It shouldn't be a problem finding data for IMR 4350 in .243 with 100 grain bullets. That's what I use.
    I can't get on that link for some reason, but I will try when I get home tonight. Thank you very much for all your help.

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    I'm using IMR 4350 in my 243 pushing 100 grain partitions. By memory I'm loading near 43 grains of 4350.
    Leave my rifle, my fishing pole, my traps, and leave me be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoorsman View Post
    I'm using IMR 4350 in my 243 pushing 100 grain partitions. By memory I'm loading near 43 grains of 4350.
    Thanks Outdoorsman. Also, RememberBaker, I was able to get on the hodgdon site on my phone. Hit the local Runnings last night and picked up some IMR 4350. Tumbled some brass when I got home, hope to load a few tonight. Thank you much.

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