160gr H&G s242

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160gr H&G s242

Post by orpheoet on Wed May 18, 2016 6:49 am

I've heard a few older shooters rave about the 160 gr for the short line. Any suggestions on where to start with a load using WST? I have Bullseye as well. I was going to try some of Dardas 150 gr too, again any suggestions on loads? Thanks


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Re: 160gr H&G s242

Post by SMBeyer on Wed May 18, 2016 8:14 am

I use 4.0-4.1 of bullseye with my 162gr SWC.  I have a frame mount and am using a 14#spring.  Very nice short line load.  WST should be very similar maybe a tenth or 2 more.



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Re: 160gr H&G s242

Post by jglenn21 on Wed May 18, 2016 9:05 am

Something around 4.5 of BE will work for a slide mounted dot


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Re: 160gr H&G s242

Post by DavidR on Wed May 18, 2016 10:27 am

4.5 bullseye has tested most accurate w/ 160 if you want to shoot them at 50 yards weigh them to about the same and go 5 gr of bullseye


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Re: 160gr H&G s242

Post by fc60 on Wed May 18, 2016 11:54 am


I tried WST with the S242 long ago. The bullet seems too light for the powder burn speed.

Over the chronograph, I was getting Velocity Spreads over 100FPS.

4.4 grains of Bullseye seems to work very well. It is what Darius "Doc" Young used. Stout enough to function his Long Heavy Slide.




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