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Varget and the .22-250

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by sako_75, Jan 4, 2006.

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  1. sako_75

    sako_75 Member

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    My local reloading shop was out of H380, so I thought what better time than the present to try some Varget. I have always wanted to try it just never had reason to leave the h380. Well as it turns out I should have picked up a current manual, as all of mine where printed in the mid 90's, before Varget. Can anyone give me a starting load for Varget behind a 55gr Nosler BT in the 22-250. Or does anyone have a favorite pet load for the 250 using varget. I'm just looking for a place to start.
     
  2. hairtrigger25

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    Per the Nosler guide loading Varget, 35gr. is the max load 3635fps, 33gr. median 3454fps, 31gr. minimum 3273fps. I don't reload this caliber, but I hope this helps.
     
  3. Doug b

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    Hodgdon manual shows 34.0 grs. of Varget as starting load for a 55 gr. bullet.

    www.hodgdon.com
     
  4. Lennyjoe

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    I use Varget exclusively under Hornady V-Max and Nosler bullets and am happy with the results. Savage 12FLV.

    Have tried H-380 but am having difficulties getting it to shoot better than the Varget. So much so that I gave sumpnz the remaining H-380 powder that I had left.
     
  5. sako_75

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    thanks for the info. as it turns out 35.2gr of varget behind a 55gr nosler BT and a CCI br-2 primer does the trick in my 22-250. I think when the Varget is gone I will go back to H380 though. shoots just as well for me and meters better.
     
  6. 1895ss

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    You have trouble with Varget not metering well? It meters well through my RCBS uniflo powder measure. Just as good as any ball powders.
     
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    Hot damn...A frendly face...Aah...Number...Glad ta have ya 1895ss...:cool: :D
     
  8. sako_75

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    no, it meters well h380 just meters better. Maybe "better" is the wrong word. h380 just feels smoother in the measure, both meter accurately.
     
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    Hello Bushmaster ......... "Happy belated Birthday" by the way...

    I guess "well" was not the right word to use, I meant accurately.........:)
     
  10. Lennyjoe

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    I wouldnt know cause I hand measure each load for my rifles. ;)
     
  11. HHjr

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    Here is a couple loads .... Varget is the first and only powder I have used in my Win H.B. Varmit 22-250 ..... it is a 1/2" 200yd gun all day long gun with three different loads. I have page after boring page of dime sized 200yd groups with the combination of 36.5gr Varget, 55gr Nos B.T. @ 2.472"OAL Avg vel is 3645fps.
    I have used 36.7grs Varget with two other projectiles: 52gr Sierra HPBTMatch @ 3784fps and a 53gr Horn HP flat base match 3626fps

    You can see I have had No need to play around. This is one of my first posts here. I appreciate being here. HHjr
     
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