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Does anyone have any info on light loads for 243 and/or 308.

My wife is recovering from back sugery, I want to start with as light a load as possible, we have already done the 22 thing and are still shooting he little guys. Trigger time you know, and hunting season.
 

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I've reloaded light loads in .44 Magnum, .32-40, .38-55 & .45-70 using Unique and when I find the time I want to build some gallery loads in .30-06 using Red Dot. Light loads give you more trigger time, with less punishment to you shoulders.
 

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A lot of people use Trailboss in the vicinity of 10-12grs with .223 & .308 Win for subsonics in conjunction with suppressors. Lower weight and tangent ogive bullets are more likely to stabilize. Use magnum primers and a gentle crimp to prevent double detonation and ensure that powder burns completely following strike.

Keep in mind, I have not used Trailboss myself and have gone with other options which require more work. I have, however, shot rounds which were loaded as per the method described above.

This link may help you, as it is a table of general reduced loads including supersonic with Trailboss:

http://www.imrpowder.com/PDF/Trail-Boss-data.pdf

Edit to Add: Perhaps you may be interested in looking into a quality brake, and using lighter bullet loads vs. going to a pure reduced load?
 

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Thanks guys, I am using my cast lead book, an old lyman book, and have found a couple of loads that look good, will let everyone know the results.
 
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