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Old 04-18-2013, 02:14 AM   #1
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Does anyone have load data for Hornady Vmax/Zmax 50 grain (.223) using Varget powder? Tough to find online and the books are backordered everywhere.



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Old 04-18-2013, 02:36 AM   #2
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Look here,you can find loads for any Hodgdon powder. It doesn't list your exact bullet,but you can use the data for the 50gr bullet listed.
Varget isn't the ideal powder for a bullet that lite. H322 or H335 would be a better choice,I mainly use H335 for my 223 loads.

http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp



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From the Hogdon web page.


50 GR. SPR SP Hodgdon Varget .224" 2.210" 26.5 3242 40,800 CUP 27.5C 3383 44,800 CUP

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I use Varget for .223 all the time. I use Hornady 55 grain VMAX bullets and a charge of 23.5 / 24.0 gr. Works well.

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I use the 55 grain vmax also, and I have the data for those. I just got a great deal on 500 zmax 500 grainers, so I thought I'd ask y'all if anyone else loaded them with Varget. I wrote Hornady, but they don't have any data using Varget...

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Like tri70 said:

Use the 50 grain data on Hodgden's site.

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I use the 55 grain vmax also, and I have the data for those. I just got a great deal on 500 zmax 500 grainers, so I thought I'd ask y'all if anyone else loaded them with Varget. I wrote Hornady, but they don't have any data using Varget...
Please don't take this the wrong way, but.

You could save yourself some aggravation and frustration if you would follow the advice given above and understand one important thing about handloading.

Load data is Not a recipe and should not be treated as such. It is merely a guideline as there are to many variables to be considered a recipe.

That said, it is perfectly safe and acceptable to use tested data of same weight bullets of similar construction by different manufacturers. If you are loading a Hornady 50gr V-Max bullet and Hodgdon lists a 50gr Speer SP, go ahead and use that data it will be fine as long as you, Start low and work up. Even if Hodgdon data used the V-Max you should still, Start low and work up.

Same goes for different brass and primers.


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