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Old 03-01-2013, 01:16 AM   #1
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I'll try and make a long story short, I have a new FN M70 FTW in 308 that I LOVE, but when trying to work up my 150gr load with Varget I ran into excessive pressure well below published max (48.5gr per Nosler), I just assumed that the rifle was a little pressure prone somehow and went back to working with it. Working up my other powders I was expecting to run into the same about 3gr below max.....nothing, not even at max loads when I grew the nerve to keep working them up. 748, Big Game, RL15, H380 no excessive pressure to be found not in Nosler loads, nor anybody else. Has something changed with Varget in the past few years? Has anyone else noticed this? I load for 9 different firearms and never had so much as a flattened primer with a Nosler load until this.



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Old 03-01-2013, 01:44 AM   #2
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Varget is a good pretty versatile powder. I have used it for a while and haven't noticed any changes.
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What case are you using? Were you using the EXACT SAME bullet? How close to the lands did you load the bullet? There are MANY factors that come into play.

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What case are you using? Were you using the EXACT SAME bullet? How close to the lands did you load the bullet? There are MANY factors that come into play.
These are good questions. Reloading is a science and if you do certain things you get certain results. Were the conditions the same for this batch as the last one? Were you using the exact same components? There are many variables in this process that will affect the results.
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Bullet is the same a 150gr BT length is a touch on the long side at 2.790" but still a nice little jump to the lands, they don't appear to touch at 2.860" It is a CRF rifle, so I cannot drop feed an over spec load.



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