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oz_lowrider
April 5, 2010, 06:31 AM
Can anyone tell me if Varget powder is Australian made? Does it offer a range of burning rates?:banghead:

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NCsmitty
April 5, 2010, 08:16 AM
Yes, it's made by Australia Defense Industries. It's carries the designation AR2208. It does work in quite a few different cartridges, but always refer to your manual for specific data.



NCsmitty

RidgwayCO
April 5, 2010, 09:06 AM
I've read that Varget's burning speed is very similar to IMR 4064, which is a very versatile powder as well.

Walkalong
April 5, 2010, 09:08 AM
tell me if Varget powder is Australian made? Does it offer a range of burning rates?As far as I know it is still made in Australia. It is one powder, one burn rate, not a "group" of powders.

Kernel
April 6, 2010, 04:18 AM
I think Varget just a hair slower than 4064. Vihtavuori N540, though often overlooked, is another "Varget like" powder. Both from the stand point of burn rate and energy content.

Afy
April 6, 2010, 05:08 AM
N-140 is close to Varget in terms of burn rates, and a heck of a lot cleaner.
Tubal SP7 is even closer, and cleaner as well. However in the US it might be a little difficult to find.

Jaybird78
April 6, 2010, 07:41 PM
All bow to the great and powerful Varget.

It's good stuff.

Remo-99
April 7, 2010, 12:20 PM
Can anyone tell me if Varget powder is Australian made? Does it offer a range of burning rates?

Yes, Australian powder ADI AR2208 marketed in the US under Hodgdon, which has a fairly wide suitability for calibres and bullet weights.

Faster or slower burnrates of the ADI powders are labeled under the Hodgdon Extreme powders in the US.

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ADI rifle powders from fastest to slowest burnrates.

AR-2205 is H4227
AR-2207 is H4198
AR-BM2 is H benchmark
AR-2206H is H4895
AR-2208 is H varget
AR-2209 is H4350
AR-2213SC is H4831sc
etc.

But of the H-Extreme powders I don't think you'll find any more versatile than Varget. imo.

I use Varget/AR-2208 in 223rem(55gr and up), 243win(70gr-85gr) and 308win(all bullet weights).

doubleh
April 7, 2010, 01:48 PM
I didn't realise it was made in Australia. No problem with that though. I love it in my .223. I have some loads ready to try in my .22/250 if the wind will ever quit blowing.

ArchAngelCD
April 9, 2010, 02:16 AM
I've heard Varget called the "Unique" of rifle powders. It just might be...

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