My Savage VLP has a 26 inch barrel so the most accurate loads in my gun probably won't be ideal in yours. That said, my rifle REALLY likes 60 gr Sierra Varminter, 25.5 of Varget, Winchester cases and CCI BR4 primers, .3 MOA all day long as long as there is no wind. 25.2 of H4895 shoots well but not as good as the Varget. I can get .5-.6 MOA with almost any powder and bullet combo I've tried with as long as I've dialed in the charge weight. Buy a few boxes of different bullets, and start experimenting. I'm sure you will find loads with the Varget and 4895 (which you already have) that will be excellent. Gotta let the rifle tell you what it likes. Experimenting is half the fun. Oh yeah, retumbo is way too slow for 223.
Last edited by keithcatfish; 12-31-2007 at 10:17 PM.
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