Shooter’s World powder

Dnk9444

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Anyone have any experience with Shooters World Precision powder? I just ordered a jug. Suppose to be very close to Varget. My 308 loves Varget but I’m just about out and was hoping this is as good as the claims.
 

thatguyshm

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I have some. It sure isn't Varget, I know the Midsouth blog says it's basically a grain for grain switch, I've found it is a little faster. I grabbed a few one pound bottles when it came out. I did order a jug of it I haven't cracked until yet.

I did a side by side comparison with 223 and 52 smk, 22-250 with the smk and 308 with a 168 hpbt, all same charges vs Varget . The SWP did great with the 223 and 22-250, but in the 308 fell a bit behind. Velocity was a bit higher.

I loaded some up in my 6mm Dasher and couldn't get to 2900 fps with a 107 Smk before I hit pressure.

Maybe the new jug will have a little different burn rate. I don't have anything bad to say about it, just don't use your Varget data, work up as you normally would. I did just try it with a budget AR and 24.5gr with a 69gr TMK. Wasn't the greatest match up, going to try it again with SMKs that don't have to be so far in the case.

Let us know how it works for you.
 

Dnk9444

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I have some. It sure isn't Varget, I know the Midsouth blog says it's basically a grain for grain switch, I've found it is a little faster. I grabbed a few one pound bottles when it came out. I did order a jug of it I haven't cracked until yet.

I did a side by side comparison with 223 and 52 smk, 22-250 with the smk and 308 with a 168 hpbt, all same charges vs Varget . The SWP did great with the 223 and 22-250, but in the 308 fell a bit behind. Velocity was a bit higher.

I loaded some up in my 6mm Dasher and couldn't get to 2900 fps with a 107 Smk before I hit pressure.

Maybe the new jug will have a little different burn rate. I don't have anything bad to say about it, just don't use your Varget data, work up as you normally would. I did just try it with a budget AR and 24.5gr with a 69gr TMK. Wasn't the greatest match up, going to try it again with SMKs that don't have to be so far in the case.

Let us know how it works for you.
I will thanks. I’m gonna try in 223 also. Was hoping to get the same accuracy I get with Varget.
 

Old rooster

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I know this is a few months old but I hope this info helps.
I bought the Shooters World Tactical Rifle as that is what the Hornady manual says to use to get more velocity from 165 gr for 308 win.
To get the best groups in my 308 I worked up from 42.3 grs to 43.3 gr and got 2667 average and good accuracy so I'm gonna use the S W Tactical Rifle powder.
I still have my favorite Varget loads but as you have noticed Varget is hard to find.
Old Rooster
 

Dnk9444

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I bought 8ld of the precision. I found that I need 1.5gr more to achieve the same velocity roughly as Varget. My rifle will shoot consistent .4 in groups with Varget and 168 Eld-m and 165sst. With precision it opens up to between 1/2 and less than 3/4. That’s ok tho. Good enough for what I wanna do.
 

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