- Oct 6, 2010
- Haslet , Texas , 76052
I prefer vmax's for lighter varmints and BT's I consider better for yote. Although people take yotes with the vmaxs. And if you're going to stay in the 50gr-60gr class look at 53gr vmax's. I think a 1-9" might handle a 73 vmax, maybe a 75 vmax. It probably depends on the barrel. 69gr probably golden.Ballistic Tip vs Vmax for prairie dogs? I usually prefer the BT for coyotes.
One thing to consider is Varget is very hard to get. Where I'm seeing more Ramshot powder coming on to the market. If you could get Ramshot TAC I'd get that instead. I've had good luck using that with 50gr and 55gr BT's. It's also worked well with 77gr SMK's. H4895 is another powder that works well as does IMR 4895. I've used Benchmark and I think H335 and the other powders I mentioned work better. So if you can aquire any of the other powders I mentioned I'd get them to save your very hard to acquire Varget.So in the past I’ve used Benchmark for all my 223 Rem loads. I haven’t seen Benchmark in a few years. But I currently have 14 lbs of Varget as I load for 7mm-08’s and 308’s.
Looking to see how it works in 223 Rem? Primary rifle is a Rem LTR with 20” 9 twist. Primary use is coyotes, but do have a prairie dog, so was thinking 40-60 grain v max? Probably load inLapua brass with CCI 400’s.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Between those three I've used TAC the most and like it. I just adjust my loads for summer and winter in my AR. My buddy loves H335 with 50gr loads in his M700. For temp stability I'd go with H4895, and on some charts IMR 4895 isn't that bad.What would you recommend between H335, Tac and N133? I really would like Benchmark as it is the faster equivalent to Varget for stability.
I never had good luck with Varget in my 308 win. But others have and continue to do so. Most of the powders that work in my 308 work well with my 223's. I've read that many do very well with Varget in their 223's so I'd expect good results. If the 223's are a priority then I'd try Varget. But since it's such a good temp insensitive powder for 308 win parent case cartridges my mindset is to save it for them. It's up to the individual's priorities.Gonna load up some 69 gr SMK with Varget today. I had gotten away from Varget due to having a lot of ball powder on hand .... H336 and WC844..... but now I'm curious as to what the 2 Rem 700s will do with Varget.