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Favorite Load fot Bushmaster Varminter

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Historian, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. Historian

    Historian Well-Known Member

    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.

  2. LopezEL

    LopezEL Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. straight-shooter

    straight-shooter Well-Known Member

    I also own a Bushmaster Varminter 24" rifle. I load a Hornady FMJbt above 25.2 gr of H335. VERY sweet load.
  4. Historian

    Historian Well-Known Member

    What's the weight of your FMJ?
  5. matrem

    matrem Well-Known Member

    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."
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2008
  6. Rollis R. Karvellis

    Rollis R. Karvellis Well-Known Member

    Load #3
    Bullet: 69gn. HPBTM Sierra
    Powder: IMR 4895 23 gn.
    Primer: W.S.R.
    Case: Winchester
    Crimp: no

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