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Stevens.308 Varget batch

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by BAT1, Dec 25, 2007.

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  1. BAT1

    BAT1 Member

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    Just made my test batch of New .308 Win brass, 150 gr Core-Locks and Varget loads up.
    OAL 1.270- 2.77
    5 @42 gr accurate light load
    6@44 gr accurate for Savage 110
    3@45 gr accurate for Win
    3@46 gr accurate as hell
    I also have 100 new empties measuring 2.05.expanded and primed
    I also have 100 once used measuring 2.05 trimmed, expanded and primed.
    Just waiting for the right load. Going out tomorrow.
     
  2. joneb

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    For my Howa 1500, 44.5gr of Varget w/Fed 210 and a C.O.L. of 2.83( works in the mag) Win. cases trimmed to 2.10 with a Nosler 150gr BT is a great load for me. I have had good results with 43.5gr of Varget w/Nos 165 BT and all else being equal. These loads were derived mostly using Nosler data.
     
  3. stubbicatt

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    IME Varget seems to like heavier bullets than 150s. It really works well with the 168 grain match type bullets with 43 grains +/- and military surplus brass.
     
  4. McGlockster

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    Same experience here stubbicatt. My CZ550 Varmint in .308 seems to prefer 44.0-44.5 gr of Varget behind Sierra Match King 168 gr. HPBT's. I use an AOL of 2.840" due to magazine limitations.
     
  5. 45ACPUSER

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    Hey Guys as a matter of caution here...
    Hodgdon Powder load data for Varget uses Win brass to develop loads.
    Sierra in their book uses Federal brass to develop loads.

    Federal brass is about the same as using LC brass, but as always work up the loads that are safe , reliable, and accurate in your gun.
     
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