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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. kelbro

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    223, 223AI, 243, 243AI, 308 for me.
     
  2. rc109a

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    223, 243, 308, and 6X45... The 6x45 likes H4895 better, so will see if the others do. Still trying to find one "magical" powder that works with everything I reload.
     
  3. Patocazador

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    Try RL 15 in .35 Whelen. VERY accurate using top-end loads.
     
  4. MCMXI

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    Powder Valley is one of the most competitively priced retailers on the planet and Vihta Vuori N120 and N130 sells for $31.00 per pound, so yes, $19 per pound is a very good price. I'd like to know what powder you're buying for $4 to $10 per pound. Talcum powder perhaps!
     
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    ..."but most of the powder I have bought in the last three years has been between $4-10 lb."

    Dayum! Used to see those prices maybe 25 years ago or so but nowhere around here or on the internet in the last three years.
     
  6. HKGuns

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    I use it for my AR loads as well and it works quite well.
     
  7. TonyInFla

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    I use Varget in .223 and 308. Both are Rem 700 varmint barreled. Good stuff.
     
  8. jack44

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  9. kingmt

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    Thanks for the laugh. I by mostly pull down with of names that no one knows what it is from Jeff at gibrass.com test it and make my own data. If you buy him out of the odd stuff he will cover part of yes shipping for you. Don't expect him to deal on the stuff he can't keep in stock tho.
     
  10. ZXD9

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    . 223 AR and. 308 bolt gun.

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  11. the Black Spot

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    .223 and .308 bolt guns. Varmint and deer loads. I just built an AR set up for varminting, so I'll try my bolt gun load and see how it does, maybe tweak that load for the new rifle. I really donlt want to have to buy different powder. I'm down to Red Dot and Varget now.
     
  13. Lennyjoe

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    22-250 for me. Tried it for .223 but like H335 better.
     
  14. Clark

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  15. hdbiker

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    I've used Varget,AA 2520,Imr 4064,Win 748,in .308 Win,30-30 Win,.243 Win and I can't tell much differance but Varget does seem to heat up the barrell quicker.biker
     
  16. TheCracker

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    Mainly 308. Some for heavy bullets in 223
     
  17. Sudden Impact

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    Lots of guys I know say it's the best for accuracy in .308. Just sayin'
     
  18. 19delta20

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    Where are you buying powder at I pay 25-30 bucks a lb locally


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    I use it in my .308 Savage 10BA with incredible results from 0F- 95F.
     
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  21. 19delta20

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    Varget has been my go to powder for .308 as it was recommended for .308 out of the 700 sps tac aac-sd when I started reloading


    Molon Labe
     
  22. Still Shooting

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    I've tried Varget in .243 and .257 Roberts; just loaded a couple hundred rounds in .223. Surprisingly, the best in the Roberts turns out to be 8208 XBR. 5 rounds in a single hole, and VERY temperature-independent as experienced between August and November here in Northern NY State. -We'll see what it does in the AR, which up to now has been "eating" Win748.
     
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  25. viking499

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    Stopped at three shops/stores that carry reloading supplies yesterday. All had some powder, although no Varget, also had bullets, but primers.........nope.
     
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