25-06 varget 75 gr v-max

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Woody26, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. Woody26

    Woody26 Well-Known Member

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    Wondering if any of you have used this combo with good results and what speeds. Will be used for coyotes, p-dogs. I will be shooting out of a savage 10 fcp-k 1/10 twist 24in barrel. Thanks in advance
     

  2. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't ever get them to shoot well out of my rem 700 so I just went to a larger bullet. Let us know how it works out for you.
     

  3. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    As much as I wanted the Savage Axis and old J action varmint to shoot the heavier bullets it still prefers the 75Vmax with about any powder....Varget worked but the accuracy load(47.8 grains Varget per Sierra's manual) was the slowest of all powders tried. Putting in more Varget just made the group get bigger!!
    Data 85 and Hunter gave the best groups/velocity
     
  4. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    46.0 to 49.7 max
     
  5. sharpshooterbr

    sharpshooterbr Well-Known Member

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    I've been shooting this combo for about 6 years. I load 48.5 grains of Varget behind the 75gr V-Max. Shoots in the .3's average over that time frame, and longest kill on a prairie dog with this combo was 657 yards. Velocity out of my gun is right at 3,550 fps.
     
  6. Woody26

    Woody26 Well-Known Member

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    I appreciate all of the replies. Ive got a few loads worked up now from 46 to 49.5 grains. Havent shot any yet due to the fact that i walked into the gunsmith shop and seen a 204 that i couldnt live without. Hopefully i will do some shooting tomorrow to see how they shoot.
     
  7. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

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    49.7gr of varget -straight out of the Lee book -20K off the lands.

    This load/bullet is a coyote destroyer and has made Idaho ground squirrels disappear.
    It would also do well on small deer/antelope at mid range.
     
  8. SenderoMan

    SenderoMan Well-Known Member

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    Used RL-19 behind the vmax with great results in my Sendero.
     
  9. Woody26

    Woody26 Well-Known Member

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    Well finally got to shoot some loads today. Ended up with 50 grains of varget. First two shots were one hole 3rd about quarter inch left. Im thinking it was me but i was happy with that Didnt spend to much time shooting because of fresh snow and no wind had coyotes coming in on my mind. Thanks for all the responses. You guys are awesome