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#6517803 - 10/29/16 08:58 PM Varget load for 243
Matt Hejl Offline
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Registered: 05/17/11
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anyone use varget for their 243 loads? I have a spitzer tip boat tail 95gr bullet.


#6517822 - 10/29/16 09:10 PM Re: Varget load for 243 [Re: Matt Hejl]
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Registered: 09/12/16
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Some may load Varget, but I saw very poor velocities.

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#6517889 - 10/29/16 10:29 PM Re: Varget load for 243 [Re: Matt Hejl]
jeffbird Online   content

Registered: 03/09/09
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Yes, use Varget for lighter bullets like the 70 gr. for kids to practice.

For heavier bullets, IMR 4831 works well for me. Might not be the best, but had it on hand during the shortage, tried it and it works well.

#6517891 - 10/29/16 10:31 PM Re: Varget load for 243 [Re: Matt Hejl]
watchale Online   content
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Registered: 02/18/10
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I've only used it with a lighter bullet (65 gr vmax). I've been loading 95 VLDs with Aliant Rl26 and got pretty good results with it up

#6517992 - 10/30/16 01:09 AM Re: Varget load for 243 [Re: Matt Hejl]
kry226 Offline

Registered: 01/11/09
Posts: 5388
Loc: Germany
I have a half inch grouping with 35gr Varget (I think this is max load), 95 gr SST in Nosler brass and CCI primer. This is out of a Remington 700 BDL I bought new in 2000, stock barrel.


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