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What to use instead of Varget?

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Unread 03-19-2013, 04:58 PM
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What to use instead of Varget?

Since there is no Varget to be had anywhere, what would y'all recommend to use in place of it for 70gr and 75gr bullets out of 24" bbl 223Remington?
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    Unread 03-19-2013, 05:30 PM
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    Re: What to use instead of Varget?

    Alliant AR Comp might be a good substitute.
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    Re: What to use instead of Varget?

    IMR 4064 is just a tad slower but could work--depending what you need for velocity. Might be just as hard to come by.
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    Re: What to use instead of Varget?

    IMR4064 and RL15 have very similar burn rates, and may work well. I've had to switch to the IMR4064 instead of Varget in a couple rifles and have been pleased with the results. It doesn't meter well, but I weigh charges anyway so no big deal for me.
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    Re: What to use instead of Varget?

    Same question but for 175 SMK's if I may?
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    Re: What to use instead of Varget?

    4895-- either one..... it's what I've been using for a few years now...
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    Re: What to use instead of Varget?

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    Same question but for 175 SMK's if I may?
    what cal-- 308?? if so-- same powders I'd guess
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