Load Data for 155gr Lapua Scenars & Varget

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  1. bill123

    bill123 Well-Known Member

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    I can't seem to find data for this combination, so a potentially stupid question:

    Will the load data be the same for a particular powder and all bullets of the same size?

    For instance, the data from the Hodgdon website for 155gr Sierra HPBT bullets is 44gr-47gr. Will that data work for all 155gr BTHP bullets?
     

  2. Catfur

    Catfur Well-Known Member

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    No, but using the minimum load of that combination is probably a good place to start, and shouldn't end with a face full of hot rifle bits.
     

  3. bill123

    bill123 Well-Known Member

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    So if Hodgdon's website does have information for 155gr Lapua Scenars, and Lapua's website does not have information for Varget, is there a reliable place where this information is published?
     
  4. Catfur

    Catfur Well-Known Member

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    If Hodgdon's website has the data, use that.
     
  5. bill123

    bill123 Well-Known Member

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    I miswrote My last post. Hodgdon's website only has Sierra 155gr BTHP. I can't find any published info for Varget with Lapua Scenario 155's.
     
  6. Catfur

    Catfur Well-Known Member

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    If you can't find load data for the exact bullet you have, find something that's as close as you can find, make sure to start at the minimum load, and work up carefully.
     
  7. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    yes. what rifle??
     
  8. bill123

    bill123 Well-Known Member

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    .308
     
  9. bill123

    bill123 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all of your replies.
     
  10. jsthntn247

    jsthntn247 Well-Known Member

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    Shoot an ocw test from 44.6 - 46.5 grains of varget. You will prob find 2 loads in there.
     
  11. bill123

    bill123 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I was planning on doing an OCW test and was looking for that info. Much appreciated.