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Old 12-01-2011, 12:00 PM   #11
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I load a ton of 150gr fmj's and 145gr tracers over 46 gr of Varget. That load is more accurate than me but it's great for culling the paper and bowling pin herds around here. . I trim cases to 2.484 and crimp with a Lee FCD.

Watch your head space. I have 2 Garands that head space about .010 long. They are safe to shoot but I had to adjust my sizing die so that the primer wouldn't back out. I can't shot these loads in my 1903A3. Bolt barely closes.

I find that my Garands like Imr 4895, Imr 4064 and Varget.


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Old 12-02-2011, 11:20 AM   #12
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According to lee second edition, varget has the same burn rate as imr4895, amd is one higher than h4895. So why aren't there more recipes that utilize varget? it is one of the most versatile powders. My other wonder is will my m1a suffer the same fate as my garand if fired with hot loads, considering that the m1a action is based on the garand action?
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