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    87 grain V-max and Varget

    Hi folks, Could anyone tell me the max load and pressure of Hornady 87 grain V-max over Varget. When I looked on Hodgon website it does'nt mention any 87 grain heads and on the info with my dies it covers 87 grain heads but not with Varget. Would appreciate any info cheers.

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    what cal?no two rifles are the same max loads dont count for i rifle to another pressure is a big ask how does anyone know the pressure generated with a certain load combo.google is your best friend with reloading data.use given loads as a guide only.

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    apolagies calibre is .243,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck 243 View Post
    Hi folks, Could anyone tell me the max load and pressure of Hornady 87 grain V-max over Varget. When I looked on Hodgon website it does'nt mention any 87 grain heads and on the info with my dies it covers 87 grain heads but not with Varget.
    Maybe Varget and the 87g VMAX are unsuitable? The Hornady manual (6th ed) doesn't list Varget for that bullet. It lists 11 other powders, but not Varget. (Curously, it does list Varget for that bullet with the 6mm Remington.)

    Supposing you have

    - a 22" barrel
    - your case is trimmed to 2.045"
    - your 87g VMAX is seated to an OAL of 2.640"

    then QuickLoad suggests

    a charge of 36.5g of Varget should deliver
    - 46.2 kpsi (possibly insufficient to seal the chamber properly)
    - 2857 fps
    - 1577 ft-lbs

    A charge of 37.5g should deliver
    - 49.7 kspi
    - 2924 fps
    - 1652 ft-lbs

    A charge of 38.5g should deliver
    - 53.3 kpsi (max permitted is 60 kpsi)
    - 2990 fps
    - 1728 ft-lbs

    A charge of 40g would put you at the maximum SAAMI service pressure.

    For comparison, Hornady give charges of 31.9 to 37.6g of Varget for that same bullet in the 6mm Remington.

    --JMS

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