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Is there any rifle cartridge that you can't use Varget for?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Lone_Gunman, Apr 19, 2009.

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  1. Lone_Gunman

    Lone_Gunman Member

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    I have used it for 223 Rem, 308 Win, and 45-70 govt. That is kind of one end of the spectrum to the other. Is there any rifle cartridge for which Varget can't be used?
     
  2. ranger335v

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    Used properly, no. Ditto H-4831. ???
     
  3. Redneck with a 40

    Redneck with a 40 Member

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    I doubt its ideal in the big magnums, 300 win and up. It would probably work, but ideal, no.
     
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    It seems that Varget is the rifle equivalent of Unique or Universal Clays.

    I suspect it works fairly well for a couple of reasons. It's in the middle of the burn range (rifle wise) so it can move up or down. It seems to be temperature stable, and the burn rate is evidently less affected by variations in bullet weight than some others.

    I used it in my .223 with 50's. It's actually a touch slow, but it still gives a clean burn and exceptional accuracy. I also use it in my .45-70.
     
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    I'm thinking it's a touch fast for my STW? Probably could use it, just not the most promising choice... I'll stick to my much less versatile Retumbo and US869
     
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    22 hornet maybe
     
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    actually you'd be surprised at how well it works in 300wby

    even though there's no published data it also works well for 7.62x39 with 150grn and heavier bullets.

    I remember buying my first can of varget.....6 months later I had 8lbs and it had replaced every IMR powder from 3031 to 4831

    I would bathe in Varget if it weren't so expensive and hard to get:neener:
     
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    If anybody has a source for this stuff, I'd buy a carload.
     
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    As previously said Just about everything except the big bore magnums. It's much to fast for any overbore cases like the 264 Win Mag, 7mm STW, or the Weatherby Mags. :)
     
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    I love it! Use it for 223, 270, and 30/30 :D
     
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    Is there any rifle cartridge that you can't use Varget for?

    Not that I load for.

    jim
     
  13. Redneck with a 40

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    I'm using H-4895, also considered to be the "Unique" of rifle powders, the availability is much better and it has the same technology as Varget, for temp stability. I'm getting great accuracy out of my .308 loads using 168 gr SMK's.
     
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    Varget was the first in the Extreme line. I run Varget from .223 to .375 Holland. I have several pistol powders but buy Varget in 40lb drums.

    Varget is too fast for the .40 caliber magnums for the most part. You can still use it for deer type loads but you have to run QL and test yourself as there is no data available.
     
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