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#3188922 - 03/10/13 03:16 PM Varget .243 loads?
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What powder loads ,using Varget that is, have you used with best results? My Lyman manual starts at 31 gr for 100 gr btsp, and is shown as possibly the most accurate combo for the 100 gr bullet.
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#3188979 - 03/10/13 04:27 PM Re: Varget .243 loads? [Re: MUP]
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PM 7mminatree, he has a killer load for the .243
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#3189019 - 03/10/13 05:15 PM Re: Varget .243 loads? [Re: 280longshot]
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Will do.
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#3189051 - 03/10/13 05:44 PM Re: Varget .243 loads? [Re: MUP]
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The only thing I have shot is the 105gr. Berger VLD's. My load was 34gr. Varget with the bullet just touching the lands. This load is one grain over book max load, but it showed no signs of pressure out of my gun. It was a very accurate load.

I am now using 46gr. of H1000, the book max, with no pressure signs. This load pushes the Bergers almost 200 fps. faster and should be a lot less pressure according to the manual. Also very accurate.
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#3189078 - 03/10/13 06:08 PM Re: Varget .243 loads? [Re: rdl65]
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Thanks Dutch! This is for my daughters rifle so I'm still gonna start on the low end and try to balance recoil with accuracy, but nice to kinda know where I might end up. ;). Thanks again friend!
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#3191093 - 03/12/13 08:08 PM Re: Varget .243 loads? [Re: MUP]
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My Nosler #6 manual gives a starting charge for Varget at 32.5 grns and max at 36.5 grns with 100grn bullets. They note that the starting charge was the most accurate,pushing 2775 fps.
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#3191435 - 03/13/13 08:40 AM Re: Varget .243 loads? [Re: 7mminatree]
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10-4 The Lyman manual I have stated a start charge at 31.5...also emboldened lettering on the Varget, which they say, in their opinion, is the most accurate powder for this bullet as well. That's strange, considering that the Speer manual doesn't even list Varget at all after 95gr bullets.
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