Varget for the 6.5/284???

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by *WyoWhisper*, Sep 6, 2002.

  1. *WyoWhisper*

    *WyoWhisper* Guest

    I know this isn't the norm for this... but...

    I think I am right,.... when you take a 30-06 case and a 284 case and fill with water... you get the same amount right ??

    So varget has the '06 as a cal. for it on the lable... I was thinking then, that I could use it for the 6.5/284 right ????

    My real question is ... has anyone tried it????
     
  2. Darryl Cassel

    Darryl Cassel Well-Known Member

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    Hoovers at Williamsport 1000 yard range uses IMR 4350 in their 6.5/284s
    Some of the top shooters at Camp Perry shooting 6.5/284s are using the IMR4350 too.
    H4831SC is a good one to but, IMR4350 works best in my 6.5/284.
    Later
    DC

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  3. FatBoy...

    FatBoy... Well-Known Member

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    I've though about this,, but won't try it. The burn rate would seem to be too fast, and the 6.5 bore is pretty small to be messing around with pressure like that. If you want an extreme series powder, try H4831 or H4831SC. Same coating as Varget, but burns in the RL 22, H1000 range.

    FatBoy...
     
  4. Jeff T

    Jeff T New Member

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    I have a 6.5x.284 and Varget is way to fast. H4831sc, RL#22, or slower is better.
     
  5. *WyoWhisper*

    *WyoWhisper* Guest

    Thanks Guys,

    I was thinking it was to fast as well, but then there is that little thing inside of ya that says well maybe not... so I thought I would ask before I make a mess of stuff.....

    DC,

    If the Hoovers are shooting it then maybe its worth a try... [​IMG] But how temp sensitive is it????
     
  6. FatBoy...

    FatBoy... Well-Known Member

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    I think John uses 30" Kriegers with the 4350. A charge of like 48 or 49gr is getting all his rifles great MV and long intervals between cleaning.(better than 100 shots at times) He has relativy small chambers and must neck turn, so that may aid in the MV, as well as the extra inches on the barrel, but from our conversation, he and his family are having great success with this powder. I'd try it, but I really like the extreme powder form Hodgdons.

    FatBoy...
     
  7. Ronin Rifles

    Ronin Rifles Well-Known Member

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    I use 140 gr Sierras with 44-45.5 grains of R-22, with acceptable pressure. Shoots great, except it doesnt meter to well. Also used the 85 gr sierras with H450 and they also shoot great. I would think with lighter bullets Varget might be great. Might try it later, but I only got 2 lbs of varget, while I got 2 kegs each (16 lbs) R-22, H-450. Have to use it up first.