Varget - What Do You Use it for?


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viking499
December 22, 2012, 06:29 PM
How many of you use Varget, and what caliber(s) do you use it for?

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slabhead
December 22, 2012, 06:35 PM
I run it in .17 Rem, .223 Rem, 220 Swift, 6 mm Rem, and .25-06. It's pretty versatile stuff.

kingmt
December 22, 2012, 06:58 PM
It will work in any of my rifles with any bullet but it doesn't work well in any of them.

Hondo 60
December 22, 2012, 07:04 PM
I only have one rifle - an AR15A1 (5.56 chamber)

Varget & RL-15 are the only powders it's ever seen.

Jdillon
December 22, 2012, 07:04 PM
.223 and .308 gas guns. Pretty hard to beat.

plodder
December 22, 2012, 07:07 PM
Varget is good, but not the best in my .223, 25.06 & .270. I haven't tinkered with it in 30.06 because my only 30.06 is a Garand and she's partial to 4895.

Coltdriver
December 22, 2012, 07:09 PM
I have used Varget in .223, .243, .308 and 45 70. Its pretty versatile.

1858
December 22, 2012, 07:18 PM
You can add the .375 H&H Mag to the list too.

This thread reminds me of the time I bought 4lb of VV 120 and 2lb of VV 130 because it was cheap and available. I had no idea as to what I would use it for but at $19 per pound I figured I should buy it.

dap22
December 22, 2012, 07:54 PM
.223 with 52G Sierra's in a Rem 700.......deadly accurate.

rikman
December 22, 2012, 07:58 PM
223REM,308WIN,8mm Mauser

Steve H
December 22, 2012, 08:01 PM
Anybody try it in 30 -30?

beatledog7
December 22, 2012, 08:32 PM
.223, 45-70, and yes, 30-30.

Patocazador
December 22, 2012, 08:59 PM
I bought a pound of Varget when it first came out. I have found that it doesn't work better in any of the calibers that I reload than the powders I had already used to develop good accurate loads.
Adequate but not better.

ColtPythonElite
December 22, 2012, 09:01 PM
.22-250

snd
December 22, 2012, 09:04 PM
.223 gas gun and .308 bolt gun. Varget is great stuff ....

J.R.W.
December 22, 2012, 10:35 PM
.223 (AR and Savage 12FTR), .243, .308, 30-06.

It works well enough in everything I shoot to use it exclusively. My Savage 12FTR and Rem 700 Tactical .308 both shoot cloverleafs with it and the others shoot as well as I can with iron sights. Light 30-06 loads shoot very well in my Garand as well.

Pacsd
December 22, 2012, 10:39 PM
My buddy uses it in his .270 with great results. I've been working up a load with my 7mm-08 using 139 gr Nosler BTs. So far it looks like a toss up betwen H-380 and Varget. I'm thinking about going with the Varget simply beause of the advertisement and testimonials on it's stability in temp swings.

parker51
December 22, 2012, 11:23 PM
I use it for 223, 22-250, 243, 308 and 7.5x55 Swiss. I have about 20 lbs so looking for additional uses. Have not tried it in 270, 30-30 or 30-06 but may have to give it a try.

joneb
December 22, 2012, 11:44 PM
I use Varget for .308 Win. with very good results for a 1:12 22" bolt action

Fanky
December 22, 2012, 11:55 PM
I use it in .260 Rem and 8x57 Mauser so far. Haven't seen a reason to try anything else yet.

dmazur
December 23, 2012, 12:50 AM
I use it for .243 Winchester and .30-06 (150gr).

There are better powders for heavier bullets in .30-06, but Varget works OK for me with 150gr bullets, including a Garand.

Boxhead
December 23, 2012, 01:08 AM
Just starting to play with it in the 35 Whelen.

James2
December 23, 2012, 01:36 AM
I just bought my first can of Varget. Thought I would try it in 222 Rem.

kingmt
December 23, 2012, 08:24 AM
Wow. You call $19 lb cheep? How much is new powder? For the last year I've been seeing some at that price & refuse to buy it. I have paid that or almost that for a few lbs but most of the powder I have bought in the last three years has been between $4-10 lb. I have a nice stock so if it is that high I'll leave that to the grand kids to buy there self. I bought enough that they even paid half the shipping & Hazmat.

Nanook
December 23, 2012, 08:24 AM
I use it in .223, 6mmBR, and .308. It works very well in all of them. The 6mmBR really does well with it.

I haven't tried it in any other calibers yet.

kelbro
December 23, 2012, 08:42 AM
223, 223AI, 243, 243AI, 308 for me.

rc109a
December 23, 2012, 08:47 AM
223, 243, 308, and 6X45... The 6x45 likes H4895 better, so will see if the others do. Still trying to find one "magical" powder that works with everything I reload.

Patocazador
December 23, 2012, 10:05 AM
Just starting to play with it in the 35 Whelen.
Try RL 15 in .35 Whelen. VERY accurate using top-end loads.

1858
December 23, 2012, 11:57 AM
Wow. You call $19 lb cheep? How much is new powder? I have paid that or almost that for a few lbs but most of the powder I have bought in the last three years has been between $4-10 lb.

Powder Valley is one of the most competitively priced retailers on the planet and Vihta Vuori N120 and N130 sells for $31.00 per pound, so yes, $19 per pound is a very good price. I'd like to know what powder you're buying for $4 to $10 per pound. Talcum powder perhaps!

dap22
December 23, 2012, 04:49 PM
..."but most of the powder I have bought in the last three years has been between $4-10 lb."

Dayum! Used to see those prices maybe 25 years ago or so but nowhere around here or on the internet in the last three years.

HKGuns
December 23, 2012, 06:17 PM
I use it for my AR loads as well and it works quite well.

TonyInFla
December 23, 2012, 06:33 PM
I use Varget in .223 and 308. Both are Rem 700 varmint barreled. Good stuff.

jack44
December 23, 2012, 07:25 PM
45/70
243
223
and 308 when I had one

kingmt
December 23, 2012, 08:51 PM
Thanks for the laugh. I by mostly pull down with of names that no one knows what it is from Jeff at gibrass.com test it and make my own data. If you buy him out of the odd stuff he will cover part of yes shipping for you. Don't expect him to deal on the stuff he can't keep in stock tho.

ZXD9
December 23, 2012, 09:41 PM
. 223 AR and. 308 bolt gun.

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the Black Spot
December 24, 2012, 02:18 AM
223, 243, 30-30, 303 British, and 444 marlin

1911 guy
December 24, 2012, 02:35 AM
.223 and .308 bolt guns. Varmint and deer loads. I just built an AR set up for varminting, so I'll try my bolt gun load and see how it does, maybe tweak that load for the new rifle. I really donlt want to have to buy different powder. I'm down to Red Dot and Varget now.

Lennyjoe
December 24, 2012, 11:41 AM
22-250 for me. Tried it for .223 but like H335 better.

Clark
December 24, 2012, 12:24 PM
243 87 gr Vmax

hdbiker
December 24, 2012, 12:42 PM
I've used Varget,AA 2520,Imr 4064,Win 748,in .308 Win,30-30 Win,.243 Win and I can't tell much differance but Varget does seem to heat up the barrell quicker.biker

TheCracker
December 24, 2012, 08:29 PM
Mainly 308. Some for heavy bullets in 223

Sudden Impact
December 24, 2012, 08:35 PM
Lots of guys I know say it's the best for accuracy in .308. Just sayin'

19delta20
December 25, 2012, 04:43 PM
Wow. You call $19 lb cheep? How much is new powder? For the last year I've been seeing some at that price & refuse to buy it. I have paid that or almost that for a few lbs but most of the powder I have bought in the last three years has been between $4-10 lb. I have a nice stock so if it is that high I'll leave that to the grand kids to buy there self. I bought enough that they even paid half the shipping & Hazmat.

Where are you buying powder at I pay 25-30 bucks a lb locally


Molon Labe

thump_rrr
December 25, 2012, 05:21 PM
I use it in my .308 Savage 10BA with incredible results from 0F- 95F.

tcj
December 25, 2012, 06:27 PM
30.06

19delta20
December 25, 2012, 10:11 PM
Varget has been my go to powder for .308 as it was recommended for .308 out of the 700 sps tac aac-sd when I started reloading


Molon Labe

Still Shooting
December 25, 2012, 11:53 PM
I've tried Varget in .243 and .257 Roberts; just loaded a couple hundred rounds in .223. Surprisingly, the best in the Roberts turns out to be 8208 XBR. 5 rounds in a single hole, and VERY temperature-independent as experienced between August and November here in Northern NY State. -We'll see what it does in the AR, which up to now has been "eating" Win748.

jerinco
December 26, 2012, 11:32 PM
.223 and .308 gas guns. Pretty hard to beat.
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evan price
December 27, 2012, 06:35 AM
Just a pinch between your cheek and gum helps to cure the cravings.

viking499
December 27, 2012, 07:49 AM
Stopped at three shops/stores that carry reloading supplies yesterday. All had some powder, although no Varget, also had bullets, but primers.........nope.

earlselwyn
December 27, 2012, 08:28 PM
I tried it in 270 with mediocre results. But 308 is a different story... Varget, win brass, cci 200 primers, and 168 sierra bthp or btsp is the only thing my 308 shoots.

RugerOldArmy
December 27, 2012, 10:47 PM
Love Varget! I use it in .223, .22-250 (light bullets), 6mm BR, .308 Win, and (90 Gr JHP) .270 Win. I wish it would meter better, but it always seems to shoot well.

Nalgi
January 23, 2013, 12:50 PM
.243 and below

Dthunter
January 23, 2013, 01:56 PM
I use it in

.222
22-250
6mm Ackley Imp.
7mm-08rem
7-30 waters
308win (cast boolet loads & jacketed) works awesome for long range target work!
30-06 (cast boolet loads)
303 British
35rem
35 Whelan
45-70 Govt.

Works great for me!

witchhunter
January 23, 2013, 09:59 PM
I use it in my .22/250 with a 52 speer HP, very consistant velocity.

eastbank
January 24, 2013, 05:52 AM
708 rem 700,43grs varget and a 120gr nosler bt.deer killer. eastbank.

VaGunNut
January 24, 2013, 06:20 AM
223 almost exclusively

Hit_Factor
January 24, 2013, 07:32 AM
Non-magnum rifle loads from 243 to 45-70.

It doesn't meter well in my Dillon press for small bores, but as the diameter increases the better it meters.

jmr40
January 24, 2013, 07:48 AM
I've found it to give me the best balance of speed, accuracy and temperature insensetivity in my 308's. RL-15, 4064, and 4895 were very good in some areas, but not the all around winner.

morrow
January 24, 2013, 12:58 PM
30-06 and 308

kimbernut
January 24, 2013, 08:08 PM
.30-06 Springfield for Garand loads with Varget shoots right with the LC'69 surplus I like.
5.56 NATO in my AR works nice too.

TacoMalo
January 24, 2013, 11:28 PM
I've used it in my .223 reloads, it fills most of the case up and makes it easy to find any questionable powder drops.

2ndtimer
January 25, 2013, 12:39 AM
.223 Remington with 55 gr and heavier bullets
.243 Win with lighter (75 gr and under bullets)
6.5x55 going to try it with some 120 gr bullets
.308 Win for my wife's nephew's new rifle
.338 Federal, only so-so, better results with IMR-8208XBR and TAC

Robert101
January 25, 2013, 11:27 AM
Varget is a very good choice for my 308.

Ky Larry
January 25, 2013, 02:10 PM
I have use4d Varget for:

.223
.22-250
.243
.308
.30-06

It shoots pretty good in about everything, but IMR-3031, IMR-4064, and Re-15 are all better (for me) overall. If it was the only powder I could get, I could live with it. YMMV.

ShortFatHokie
January 25, 2013, 08:17 PM
.243 and 30-06

Kokosheck
January 25, 2013, 09:34 PM
In sum , versatile . It is to rifle what unique is to handgun .

nosmr2
January 25, 2013, 09:44 PM
.223 Rem

MRH
January 27, 2013, 12:00 AM
Powder of choice in my 300 WSM.

Boomer4570
January 27, 2013, 02:06 AM
Can it be used in 300blk.

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