Light .243 loads for 8 year old.

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    Light .243 loads for 8 year old.

    Ok, I am going to get the son a .243 for the upcoming deer season and was looking for a light load to let him practice with to get used to the gun, make sure he is on target ect.

    I have all the stuff to reload .243, but haven't actually worked up any rounds for it. I currently have 100 gr lead and some 4895 powder that I bought to build a buddy rounds but we never got around to it.

    My thinking is that I probably want to start with a smaller grain piece of lead, which isn't a problem. My question is can you go a bit lower than the recommended starting loads without an issue using 4895 powder.

    Or if any of you have a 243 load that would be good for kids starting out, I would appreciate it.

    Thanks.
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    I guess I should have looked around the Hodgdon site a bit more. Last night while searching some other forums, I came across a reference to this data which is actually on the Hodgdon site.

    For anyone interested they have Youth load data already worked up. http://www.hodgdon.com/PDF/Youth%20Loads.pdf

    Looks like with 4895 you can start at 60% of the max listed load and go from there for youth loads. Hope this helps other that might be looking for similar info.
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