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Best ADI powder to run in a 20inch 243
May 18th, 2018 at 8:28pm
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So just had my 243 suppressed, I asked them not to trim any length off however they chopped a couple of inches off  Angry
Anyway what powder is going to make the most of what I have left ? The barrel seems to like projectiles around 85grn.
So in saying that should i stick with AR2209 or maybe get a slightly faster powder like AR2208?
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Re: Best ADI powder to run in a 20inch 243
Reply #1 - May 18th, 2018 at 9:26pm
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2209. Our 75 is 20 and T3 is 19 both in 243 are hot to trot with 2209. Nick Harvey said it was a combo made in heaven.One of the few things he got right.
  
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Re: Best ADI powder to run in a 20inch 243
Reply #2 - May 18th, 2018 at 9:27pm
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My 243AI has a 22" barrel and 2209 worked very well with it, std 243 & 20" should still work well.... My AI didn't like 2208 as much.
  

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Re: Best ADI powder to run in a 20inch 243
Reply #3 - May 18th, 2018 at 9:31pm
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Don't know best ADI powder, but I use 2206H loaded with a 80gr TTSX Barnes in my .243 with a 18" barrel, and average just over 3000fps.
  

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Re: Best ADI powder to run in a 20inch 243
Reply #4 - May 18th, 2018 at 9:54pm
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I use 2209 in my Ruger M77 RLS. It's tube is 18 in from memory straight from the factory.
  
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Re: Best ADI powder to run in a 20inch 243
Reply #5 - May 18th, 2018 at 10:35pm
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I load for my mate's Ruger #1 (22" barrel from memory) and found AR2209 to be best. (Gives 3000fps from 43.5gn 2209 using 95gn Noslers.) Tried AR2206 and AR2208 - AR2209 was best.
  
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Re: Best ADI powder to run in a 20inch 243
Reply #6 - May 26th, 2018 at 7:21pm
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Can any of use share your info for rugar mark two 243
Got some dies  and 95 targex projectiles. guns away getting surprised and want to make up some test loads but forgot to get mesurment for  oal for my bullets ,

Where would use start with length ? Or should I weight till get gun back Or just go same length as some factory ammo I have 

Got some ar2206h should I swap it for 2209 I see most are useinng this in 243s

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Re: Best ADI powder to run in a 20inch 243
Reply #7 - May 30th, 2018 at 12:39pm
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I ran 2208 in my 18inch 243 with 55grain Nosler BTs. 3690fps. Wallaby slayer out to 450m
  

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Re: Best ADI powder to run in a 20inch 243
Reply #8 - Jun 12th, 2018 at 10:59pm
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yeah 2209 too slow for short barrel, 2206H best to start with
  
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Re: Best ADI powder to run in a 20inch 243
Reply #9 - Jun 13th, 2018 at 9:53am
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i would tell them to pay for a new barrel Angry
  

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