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    Default VARGET POWDER, anyone using it much?

    I have some VARGET loads for my 350 Remington Mag (the original short magnum) But I have not gone to the range yet.

    I made them up based on the max powder charge weights of
    imr4064 (58 grains)
    imr4320 (60 grains)
    both being slightly slower
    and
    WW-748 (61 or 62 grains) that seems like a touch on the hot side
    BLC-2 (60 grains)
    Both being faster

    Those were the max loads from various sources. For the 350 Rem Mag.
    So I was thinking somewhere around 58 grains for a Varget load to see how it works.

    Is anyone using VARGET in a 350 Rem Mag, 325 WSM, or 35 Whelen??

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    Thumbs up 350

    I have a 350 mag and have found RL 15 and IMR 4320 to work good with 250gr bullets

    Rem 600
    61/ReL 15
    250 Speer Hot Core
    no crimp
    2.800" COAL
    2547fps
    ----ft.lbs
    WLRM, virgin RP brass
    worked up - 59/2328, 60/2514,
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    I'm using it in my 376 Steyr.

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    It's one of my favorite powders, I use it in the .223, .243, .308, 350 rem mag, 350 rigby mag, 458 Lott and 500 Jeffrey. If I could have only one rifle powder, Varget would be it. In the 350 rem mag I use 59 gr over a 225 sierra lit off with a fed 210. I'm guestimating velocity at 2700 fps. Can't complain about accuracy.


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    Default Varget-yes

    Excellent powder for fairly wide range of medium burn apps. I use it in 260 Rem, 308 Win, 338-06, 35 Win, and 35 Whelen AI. May be one of the best in the 308 Win.

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    Does it burn cleaner than the others?
    I still have not shot these loads which are the first I have ever loaded with this powder.

    It looks like a comparable burn rate to the other powders, so what is the big advantage? This powder seems to have some real fans...
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    I use it in my 22-250 and 45-70. I find that in my 22 it is very uniform as far as temp goes. some powders, like the RL series are temermental in the warmer months, varget is pretty consistent. as for is it cleaner....I find it to be pretty clean burning

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    I think the reason it is so popular is the ease of metering through the measure and the claim of temperature insensitivity. I haven't shot in enough different temps to verify that, but that is what folks say...

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    Thumbs up Varget

    Varget in my 308 Win

    44.2 of Varget
    CCI Br2 Primer
    180 Nosler AB
    92 Palma Case
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    I just recently started loading 45 gr. Varget in my 338 Federal cases with 200 gr. Hornady bullets. Like that the variation in temp. has minimal affect on velocity.
    Good shooting!

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