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Old 10-07-2007, 08:10 PM
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Varget is the best powder I have found for 7mm-08 and 120 bullets and Fed 210's. Light mtn rifle loves that load.
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I have never used Varget powder. Has anyone used this for a 7mm Mag or 30-06 or both? I have heard good and bad on this powder. I am think about using this for both guns. Is there a better powder that I could use? I am also thinking of IMR4350.. Thanks

gnab:

Varget is excellent powder; one of my favorites. I do not shoot 7mm, but I have used Varget with excellent results in 30.06, 308, 223, and 8mm Mauser.

In 30.06, my favorite load is 50.0 grains of Varget behind a 150 grain bullet. This load produces about 2900 F/S velocity. With a 150 grain Seirra Matchking bullet, it can shoot 1/2 MOA groups from my Winchester Model 70 hunting rifle.

My favorite primer, by far, is Winchester. It is extremely dependable, and enters the primer pockets smoothly with minimal hangups.

I have been reloading for 38 years, and have been using Varget for at least 8 years.

The only downside of Varget is that, being an extruded powder, it does not meter as smoothly as comparable ball powders such as 748, H414, 2230, etc. However, it burns with exceptional consistency, and generally produces excellent accuracy.

I hope this information helps you.

One last pointer: don't trust loading data you get from any unofficial source, including me. Check the above load against the Hodgdon Data Guide.

Best of luck! I would love to hear about your results.


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rbaldwin,

Welcome to Long Range Hunting! Enjoy this great site that we'll also take avantage of those 38 years of reloading. I have also been reloading since I was 17, that's been 36 years off and on. I still have a lot to learn from the young and the old.
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rbaldwin,

Welcome to Long Range Hunting! Enjoy this great site that we'll also take avantage of those 38 years of reloading. I have also been reloading since I was 17, that's been 36 years off and on. I still have a lot to learn from the young and the old.
Wow!! I knew you were old, but I didn't know you were that old.:eek::eek:

No wonder you hair is turning white. I thought that was just from your kids.
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I'm not sure you'll make it specially if you keep talking to me that way...:eek: ;) LOL
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