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280AI, 140 gr AB loads. Ever use Varget?

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Old 07-12-2013, 08:54 PM
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280AI, 140 gr AB loads. Ever use Varget?

Have a Cooper 280 AI, looking to start reloading. Will first try 140 grain Nosler Accubonds. I have a boatload of Varget on hand, and see it was mentioned as acceptable on Hornady's website.

Anyone use Varget with success?
Thoughts on why no one seems to reference it as a good 280AI powder on this site?

Did see a positive comment on H4831sc for this bullet, and also concerns on RL22 temp stability...

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Old 07-12-2013, 10:30 PM
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Re: 280AI, 140 gr AB loads. Ever use Varget?

Heard IMR 7828 SSC is another good powder for the .280 AI.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:22 AM
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Re: 280AI, 140 gr AB loads. Ever use Varget?

Thanks for the feedback.
welcome any comments from others who've used the 140AB as well.

here's a great reference link, in case any others reading are just starting out w the 280AI.
280 ackley load data
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