257 Roberts Varget load for 120gr SGK??

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Guest, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Anyone had any luck with Varget using a 120gr bullet in a .257 Roberts? All of my Varget data stops at 100gr??
    Thanks for any help.......
     
  2. D.P.

    D.P. Well-Known Member

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    I know you said Varget with 120's but I have had great results with 100 NBT's and slower powders. In the past I used 4895 and 4350 (both IMR) and accuracy was great 1/2 MOA of better at times, but the bullets were bearly tearing the paper with signs of presure [​IMG] I went to R-19 and 22 and WOW! R-19 is going 3100 and R-22 broke 3200. It's a Rem 700 24" clasic in a HS sporter stock. I settled on the max load of R-19 and It works great out to 400 yards often holding 3 shot groups right around 3" I wouldn't rule out the slower powders even more so with those 120's