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    Varget & 308.?

    Hi all.

    I have put in for a variation for a 308.

    I home load for a 243 at the moment,

    Have looked in the Lee reloading manual and online and see that for a 150 grain bullet, varget seems to be the powder of choice.

    I seem to remember reading negative comments about Varget some time ago,

    can anyone give me any feed back or indeed any better suggestions to a powder for 150s, which will give me near 30-06 velocity?


    Many thanks in advance.

    Nik.

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    Nik
    Not had problems with Varget in 308 only that it does crunch abit in the powder measure but not a real problem . You could try Vihta Vuori n140 or n150 they feed abit better and you could use them in you .243, may be worth a go.
    Happy loading.......

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    +1 on that. Also Varget can be a bit tricky to get hold of, which is a bit of a nuisance when you've just worked up your perfect load then find there's no more Varget about, and have to start again with N-140. Might as well just start with N-140.

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    No problems with Varget (AR2208). I used it in a .308W here in Oz and in South Africa under 165 Woodleighs. .308W + Varget = One of those combinations made in heaven.

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    If you read up about the tests done varget is less temperature sensitive than most other .308 suitable powders. It is very popular and can be hard to source.

    Reloader 15 works well too, as do the Viht powders mentioned above. Find some you like and buy as much as you can afford.

    Simon

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    now you tell me.

    im just starting to load with Varget in the new 308 also with 150 gr spitzers.

    looks like i will have to stock up, i have 3 tubs ill get some more before the shop sells out.

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    IMR-3031 or vit n140 are also good for the 308 with 150 grain bullets according to the load data on the sierra bullets infinity

    308 Winchester

    Powder/Velocity 2500 2600 2700 2800 2900
    RE-7 34.4 35.7 37.1 38.4
    IMR-3031 37.5 39.1 40.7 42.2 43.8
    Benchmark 37.7 39.3 40.9 42.5
    H322 35.9 37.5 39.1 40.7
    AA-2230 36.0 38.1 40.2 42.2 44.3
    748 42.8 44.5 46.2 47.9
    BL-C(2) 43.6 45.2 46.8 48.4
    H335 39.5 40.9 42.2 43.6 44.9
    TAC 40.2 41.6 43.0
    XMR-2495 39.4 41.1 42.7 44.4
    IMR-4895 39.8 41.1 42.4 43.7
    VARGET 41.4 43.1 44.8
    IMR-4064 39.1 40.7 42.3 43.9 45.5
    IMR-4320 40.6 42.3 43.9 45.6 47.2
    Viht N140 39.9 41.5 43.1 44.7
    RE-15 40.6 42.0 43.4 44.8
    H380 43.4 45.2 46.9 48.7
    760 46.7 48.5 50.2
    H414 46.4 47.4 48.5 49.5
    Viht N550 43.6 45.1 46.6 48.1 49.6
    IMR-4350 45.8 47.2
    Energy/ft.lbs. 2081 2251 2428 2611 2801




    Accuracy Load: Viht N140/ 43.1grs. 2700fps/ 2428ft. lbs.
    Hunting Load: IMR-3031/ 43.8grs. 2900fps/ 2801ft. lbs.
    Last edited by jay 22; 19-01-2012 at 10:36.

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    Hi Jay

    have you got any data on what velocity i would expect to get running this,

    varget 44 gr
    150 gr spizer
    col 2.800"

    and a 20" 1/10 barrel ?

    thank you

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    Varget works well in the 308 although it can vary from batch to batch.
    The batch im using at the moment is giving me 120fps more than the last one
    with the same load and components.
    reloader 15 also gave good velocity and accuracy.

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    Thanks for the input fellas.

    Food for thought there....

    I will see what I can get and probably buy a boat load.

    Am reloading with H414 at the minit

    Getting half inch groups at 100 yds all day with

    90 grain Nosler ballistic tip hunting bullets.

    Cheers again.

    Nik.

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