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Unread 05-18-2003, 12:16 PM
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Re: VARGET POWDER

According to the Sierra manual, the max load listed is 43 grains for a 60 grain (3700.) 41.1 for a 75 (3500) and the 34.6 for a 90 (3000) and 34.2 for a 100 grain (2900.) These sound like low charges, but be aware that a 243 has a much different burn rate than a 308 even though it is the same case. these are MAX loads, make sure you start much lower than that and use a chrony. I hope that helps.
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    thank you that helps alot my friend hes a crony i will start low trying to see what the guns like
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    Varget really is not a good powder choice for 87 gr. and heavier bullets, I would look for something much slower in burn rate.

    In the 58 gr. to 75 gr. you may find it works great. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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    Unread 05-18-2003, 06:43 PM
     
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    thanKS what would you suggest for 87 to 100 I have a 700 VDL AND A788 FOR WALKING
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    Unread 05-18-2003, 06:53 PM
     
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    In a temp insensitive powder, H4831sc, if the ultimate in velocity is what drives your decision, RL-22.
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    Unread 05-18-2003, 11:34 PM
     
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    am trying varget with bullets ranging 55gr 87gr 95gr but i cant get imfo.on max.loads IN 243 [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img] null
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    Unread 05-19-2003, 06:27 AM
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    Re: VARGET POWDER

    Marlow243, Was just on Hodgdon.com, Mike Daly from same company is using a max load of H4350 with a 95gr Nosler getting appr. 3085fps in his 243, H4350 is the top powder to use in the 243 for heavier bullets, and he's using H4895 for the 55 BT for velocities of 4050fps, I'd check that site out, good info. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] Jay.
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