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69gr SMK/.223/Varget

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ny32182, Oct 24, 2008.

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  1. ny32182

    ny32182 Member

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    I'm doing a little loading, and I'm wondering what everyone's favorite load is with this combo. Just curious how hard everyone pushes this bullet with this powder compared to the load data that I'm using. Thanks. :)
     
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    Varget is a slow powder for .223rem, i think you'll find it hard to fit any more powder in a 223rem case, than it is to go over a max loading(max charges listed state it's a compressed load for 69-70gr bullets)
    As you are using a heavier bullet than a standard loading for 223rem, if you don't have a super short 16" barrel and if the twist rate is suited for longer bullets, then the slower powder with longer bullets is good choice in my opinion.
    But it all boils down to wheather it puts results on the paper/target with particular loadings, with your rifle/load combo.
    I like Varget for my 243win with 70-85gr bullets for it's clean burning and consistant quailities.
    Just my thoughts though.
     
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    I'm dropping 23 gr. of H335 behind that bullet and getting my best groups ever, from a 16" AR
     
  4. Cledus J. Crabb

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    24.0 of Varget under a 69 SMK gives me dime sized groups out of my 20 inch
    1x9 bushmaster.
    24.5 of Varget under a 69 SMK gives me under dime sized groups out of my 26inch 1x9 Remington 700P.
     
  5. taliv

    taliv Moderator

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    i've been using the varget and 69g SMK combo for the short lines in high power and have been very pleased. the load is compressed, but it shoots fantastic.
     
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