Re: Varget for 223 AR?
I've tried it, and plan on trying some more. So far, the best 200 yd group I've gotten was with 25 grns Varget and Sierra 60 grn HP. Once fired, prepped, uniformed and sorted brass, neck sized. CCI match primer. Bullets seated at maximum magazine length.
Rifle is a custom 22" heavy barrel upper, Bushmaster lower, 25X optics for the load testing.
3 shots touched, 4th opened to 9/16" There was a flier too, that opened to group to 15/16". I don't recall if the flyer was the 1st shot or last or somewhere in between, but overall, that's 1/2 moa. Not counting the flyer, it's just a hair over 1/4 minute.
I intend to load more and try just a little each side of 25 and see how they all stack up. 26 grains also gave 5 shot groups under an inch at 200 yds, just not as pretty as those 4 of 5 that I got with 25 grns.
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