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Varget - What Do You Use it for?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by viking499, Dec 22, 2012.

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  1. viking499

    viking499 Member

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    How many of you use Varget, and what caliber(s) do you use it for?
     
  2. slabhead

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    I run it in .17 Rem, .223 Rem, 220 Swift, 6 mm Rem, and .25-06. It's pretty versatile stuff.
     
  3. kingmt

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    It will work in any of my rifles with any bullet but it doesn't work well in any of them.
     
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    I only have one rifle - an AR15A1 (5.56 chamber)

    Varget & RL-15 are the only powders it's ever seen.
     
  5. Jdillon

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    .223 and .308 gas guns. Pretty hard to beat.
     
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    Varget is good, but not the best in my .223, 25.06 & .270. I haven't tinkered with it in 30.06 because my only 30.06 is a Garand and she's partial to 4895.
     
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    I have used Varget in .223, .243, .308 and 45 70. Its pretty versatile.
     
  8. MCMXI

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    You can add the .375 H&H Mag to the list too.

    This thread reminds me of the time I bought 4lb of VV 120 and 2lb of VV 130 because it was cheap and available. I had no idea as to what I would use it for but at $19 per pound I figured I should buy it.
     
  9. dap22

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    .223 with 52G Sierra's in a Rem 700.......deadly accurate.
     
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    223REM,308WIN,8mm Mauser
     
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    Anybody try it in 30 -30?
     
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    .223, 45-70, and yes, 30-30.
     
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    I bought a pound of Varget when it first came out. I have found that it doesn't work better in any of the calibers that I reload than the powders I had already used to develop good accurate loads.
    Adequate but not better.
     
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    .223 gas gun and .308 bolt gun. Varget is great stuff ....
     
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    .223 (AR and Savage 12FTR), .243, .308, 30-06.

    It works well enough in everything I shoot to use it exclusively. My Savage 12FTR and Rem 700 Tactical .308 both shoot cloverleafs with it and the others shoot as well as I can with iron sights. Light 30-06 loads shoot very well in my Garand as well.
     
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    My buddy uses it in his .270 with great results. I've been working up a load with my 7mm-08 using 139 gr Nosler BTs. So far it looks like a toss up betwen H-380 and Varget. I'm thinking about going with the Varget simply beause of the advertisement and testimonials on it's stability in temp swings.
     
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    I use it for 223, 22-250, 243, 308 and 7.5x55 Swiss. I have about 20 lbs so looking for additional uses. Have not tried it in 270, 30-30 or 30-06 but may have to give it a try.
     
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    I use Varget for .308 Win. with very good results for a 1:12 22" bolt action
     
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    I use it in .260 Rem and 8x57 Mauser so far. Haven't seen a reason to try anything else yet.
     
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    I use it for .243 Winchester and .30-06 (150gr).

    There are better powders for heavier bullets in .30-06, but Varget works OK for me with 150gr bullets, including a Garand.
     
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    Just starting to play with it in the 35 Whelen.
     
  23. James2

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    I just bought my first can of Varget. Thought I would try it in 222 Rem.
     
  24. kingmt

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    Wow. You call $19 lb cheep? How much is new powder? For the last year I've been seeing some at that price & refuse to buy it. I have paid that or almost that for a few lbs but most of the powder I have bought in the last three years has been between $4-10 lb. I have a nice stock so if it is that high I'll leave that to the grand kids to buy there self. I bought enough that they even paid half the shipping & Hazmat.
     
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    I use it in .223, 6mmBR, and .308. It works very well in all of them. The 6mmBR really does well with it.

    I haven't tried it in any other calibers yet.
     
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