Favorite Load fot Bushmaster Varminter


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Historian
November 11, 2008, 09:45 AM
What's your favorite load for accuracy with the Vaminter? I've been shooting 21.9g of H322 with a 55g V-Max and getting pretty good results. I'd like to see if I can do better. For those who don't own one, chime in. The barrel is 24" with a 1/9 twist. Thanks.

Historian

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LopezEL
November 11, 2008, 11:00 AM
I own a bush varminter and get .5" groups at 100 yards with 50 grain vmaxes and H335. I also worked up a load with 40g vmaxes and Reloader 15. Over all though the H335 works better in every other weight bullets up to 62g barnes.

straight-shooter
November 11, 2008, 01:36 PM
I also own a Bushmaster Varminter 24" rifle. I load a Hornady FMJbt above 25.2 gr of H335. VERY sweet load.

Historian
November 11, 2008, 04:39 PM
What's the weight of your FMJ?

matrem
November 11, 2008, 06:22 PM
IMO H-322 is a bit on the fast side,esp for a 24" bbl.You should be able to find equal accuracy (maybe better?) and better velocity with "the next slower group of powders."None better than H-335 IMO.Varget & WW-748 are also worthy of consideration,I have nothing at all aganst AA,VV Alliant,Ramshot.Just don't have enough experience with them to recommend.This goes for bullets from 40gr -69gr.(I've not tried any heavier.)
The more you experiment with your rifle,the better your chances of finding "that perfect load."

Rollis R. Karvellis
November 22, 2008, 09:59 AM
Load #3
Bullet: 69gn. HPBTM Sierra
Powder: IMR 4895 23 gn.
Primer: W.S.R.
Case: Winchester
Crimp: no

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