has anyone used Varget?

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  1. deputy bruce

    deputy bruce Member

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    I was wondering if it will feed through my lyman no 55 powder measure before I make a mee on my reloading bench thanks Bruce
     
  2. PapaG

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    My go to powder for 223. 25 grains, 55 Sierra sp in Lake City case have me my best ever 100 yard AR groups. Thrown from a #55.
     
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  3. Fine Figure of a Man

    Fine Figure of a Man Member

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    Varget is a great powder, very versatile, temp stable, meters well. I have found an accurate load in every cartridge I have tried it in.
     
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    It meters well,
     
  5. CoalCrackerAl

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    Very happy here too with Varget.
     
  6. Laphroaig

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    Varget is a decent stick powder to throw. Better than IMR4895 but not quite as good as Rl15. I get +/- 1% from my uniflow and expect a Lyman 55 would be similar.
     
  7. MKnarr

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    I also use Varget with the #55 for my .223.
     
  8. The Glockodile

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    It's probably the Gold Standard for .308 Winchester using mid to heavy bullets, much like H4350 is for the 6.5mm Creedmoor.

    Surprisingly, it also does very well in .223 Remington.
     
  9. Thomasss

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    Varget works quite well in many different applications and meters through my Hornady equipment as well as any other. Be aware though, since Varget has been changed with the addition of copper cleaner about 1 1/2 years ago it has lost some of it's speed. Still a very good powder for .308, 30.06, M-1 Garand, .270 Win. etc.
     
  10. Skeptic13

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    Varget is absolutely my favorite powder. I load .223 and .308 with Varget and get great performance and accuracy. The downside of Varget is it is very difficult to find and that started before this latest shortage. It is not the best metering powder but you should be fine.
     
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  11. sequins

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    I trickle my varget.
     
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  12. crestoncowboy

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    Hundreds of lbs over 20 years. I could shoot most anything with varget and unique..... Best at nothing but damn good for anything
     
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  13. deputy bruce

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    thank you for all the information
     
  14. Airborne Falcon

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    That's one of my favorite recipes as well.

    And I love the performance of those 55 Sierra SPs. That reminds me, I have probably 400 of those I need to roll-up and some Varget that needs to be used.
     
  15. crestoncowboy

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    One i use as well. Usually with 55 grain v-max. In my bolt and AR guns.
     
  16. Howland937

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    First rounds I loaded to try in my Mini14 Target model was 25gr of Varget with 55gr Nosler Varmageddon and they performed better than I ever expected in that rifle.
     
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    I've gone thru a couple big jugs of it over the years.
    Once you get it dialed in, it throws fairly well. Not as good as 335 or something of the like, but decent enough.
    A mess on the bench is an operator related issue
     
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  18. brickeyee

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    Smells funny on the firing line.

    Works great though.

    Us it in .22-250 AI & 6 mm REM AI.
     
  19. MakBaba

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    Been reloading for about 1.5-2 years. While I don’t look everyday, I’ve never seen it available online or at a local store. I’m guessing it’s very good
     
  20. barnfrog

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    Nope, never heard of it. What is this Varget stuff you're talking about? Is it new? :rofl:

    I don't know why, but that just sounds funny to me.
     
  21. loadedround

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    Been using Varget in both my AR-15's annd my AR-10 for the past year and a half , and so far am very pleased with it. It also meters well in my Dillon powder measures.
     
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