Varget and the .22-250


January 4, 2006, 10:57 PM
My local reloading shop was out of H380, so I thought what better time than the present to try some Varget. I have always wanted to try it just never had reason to leave the h380. Well as it turns out I should have picked up a current manual, as all of mine where printed in the mid 90's, before Varget. Can anyone give me a starting load for Varget behind a 55gr Nosler BT in the 22-250. Or does anyone have a favorite pet load for the 250 using varget. I'm just looking for a place to start.

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January 5, 2006, 12:22 AM
Per the Nosler guide loading Varget, 35gr. is the max load 3635fps, 33gr. median 3454fps, 31gr. minimum 3273fps. I don't reload this caliber, but I hope this helps.

Doug b
January 5, 2006, 09:20 AM
Hodgdon manual shows 34.0 grs. of Varget as starting load for a 55 gr. bullet.

January 5, 2006, 10:46 AM
I use Varget exclusively under Hornady V-Max and Nosler bullets and am happy with the results. Savage 12FLV.

Have tried H-380 but am having difficulties getting it to shoot better than the Varget. So much so that I gave sumpnz the remaining H-380 powder that I had left.

January 6, 2006, 10:35 PM
thanks for the info. as it turns out 35.2gr of varget behind a 55gr nosler BT and a CCI br-2 primer does the trick in my 22-250. I think when the Varget is gone I will go back to H380 though. shoots just as well for me and meters better.

January 6, 2006, 10:43 PM
You have trouble with Varget not metering well? It meters well through my RCBS uniflo powder measure. Just as good as any ball powders.

The Bushmaster
January 6, 2006, 11:39 PM
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January 7, 2006, 01:48 AM
no, it meters well h380 just meters better. Maybe "better" is the wrong word. h380 just feels smoother in the measure, both meter accurately.

January 7, 2006, 02:06 AM
Hello Bushmaster ......... "Happy belated Birthday" by the way...

I guess "well" was not the right word to use, I meant accurately.........:)

January 8, 2006, 03:49 PM
I wouldnt know cause I hand measure each load for my rifles. ;)

January 13, 2006, 07:30 PM
Here is a couple loads .... Varget is the first and only powder I have used in my Win H.B. Varmit 22-250 ..... it is a 1/2" 200yd gun all day long gun with three different loads. I have page after boring page of dime sized 200yd groups with the combination of 36.5gr Varget, 55gr Nos B.T. @ 2.472"OAL Avg vel is 3645fps.
I have used 36.7grs Varget with two other projectiles: 52gr Sierra HPBTMatch @ 3784fps and a 53gr Horn HP flat base match 3626fps

You can see I have had No need to play around. This is one of my first posts here. I appreciate being here. HHjr

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