Today was the day that I fired my first reloads.
I fired some 30.06 cartridges BT spitzers filled with 57 gr of H4350 and had to adjust my scope. It was zeroed based on factory ammo and the reloads were about 4" high. I got good performance with this load and with a COL just a little longer than the COL for a factory cartridge.
But not as good performance when I went longer, but still under the COL in the manual.
The reloads performed better than factory loads. I think I'll stay with the 57 gr, but experiment with the COL.
The .243 was a little different. The factory cartridge I measured exceed the manuals COL. I stayed at the min for the load the performance was no better than the factory ammo. The group was tight but we'll see if we can't do better.