What to use instead of Varget?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Shoalwater, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. Shoalwater

    Shoalwater Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Alliant AR Comp might be a good substitute.
     

  3. coyotemaster

    coyotemaster Active Member

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    IMR 4064 is just a tad slower but could work--depending what you need for velocity. Might be just as hard to come by.
     
  4. outofayr

    outofayr Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  5. shortpants

    shortpants Well-Known Member

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    Same question but for 175 SMK's if I may?
     
  6. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    4895-- either one..... it's what I've been using for a few years now...
     
  7. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    what cal-- 308?? if so-- same powders I'd guess
     
  8. shortpants

    shortpants Well-Known Member

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    Yes, .308.
     
  9. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I got a couple pounds of Varget saved up, and they're specifically for my .308. I guess now that they aren't planning on an assault weapons ban anymore (just announced it today), that maybe all our reloading stuff can go back to normal.
     
  10. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    That is if the Gov. will quit ordering ammo a Billion plus rounds at a time!
     
  11. tinytree

    tinytree Well-Known Member

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    the shelves are bare around here. no varget or anything else. maybe some level of normalcy will return soon.
     
  12. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    IMR 4064 [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    BL-C(2) [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    IMR 4895 [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    H335 [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    H4895 [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    IMR 8208 XBR [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    IMR 3031 [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    Benchmark [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    H322 [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    IMR 4007 SSC [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    CFE 223 [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​

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    IMR 4320 [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    IMR 4064 [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    BL-C(2) [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    IMR 4895 [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    H335 [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    H4895 [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    IMR 8208 XBR [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    IMR 3031 [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    Benchmark [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    H322 [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    IMR 4007 SSC [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    CFE 223 [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​

    IMR 4320 [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    IMR 4064 [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    BL-C(2) [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    IMR 4895 [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    H335 [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    H4895 [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    IMR 8208 XBR [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    IMR 3031 [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    Benchmark [FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    H322



    One of those ought to work
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  13. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    Ive got a little more than 1 1/2 pounds...but I use it in 22-250....243...and 260. Not sure what Im going to stick in my 25-06AI when I get them all fireformed???
     
  14. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    Jason,

    You get a 308?

    RL15, VV N540, H4895, IMR4064, IMR4320, BENCHMARK are all great 308 powders. Faster lots of H4350 work very well too.

    I'll call you tomorrow.