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Tenderribbs 12-06-2012 02:12 AM

I'm new to varget and loaded a couple hundred 24.3 of varget with some Nosler 77g Hp/bt competition buletts . I was cleaning my rifle this afternoon and was surprised at how clean it was. Is it the long 77's helping to clean the barrel or does varget burn that clean ? Just wondering if y'all have had the same results .
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cottontop 12-06-2012 02:34 AM

I use a lot of Varget. It seems to be as clean or cleaner than the other powders I use.

Dragonheart 12-06-2012 08:00 AM

You picked an excellent powder.

locutus 12-06-2012 04:27 PM

I've never used Varget, but have read a lot about it.

What burning rate range is it in???

W. C. Quantrill 12-06-2012 08:23 PM

Almost identical to 4320. A bit faster than 4350 series. It'sa good powder, you can use it in almost anything.

locutus 12-06-2012 09:24 PM


Originally Posted by W. C. Quantrill (Post 1041897)
Almost identical to 4320. A bit faster than 4350 series. It'sa good powder, you can use it in almost anything.

I guess I'll have to try it. 4320 is a damn good powder.:)

W. C. Quantrill 12-07-2012 12:30 AM

I run 4350 in my .30 cals,,,I get real good performance and not as much felt recoil for some reason. I just loaded a bunch of .308's with Varget, however many it takes to use up a pound of powder. I like it in my .308 semi auto.

jjfuller1 12-07-2012 12:49 AM

is it just called varget? or is there a nomenclature? i will pick some up to try soon.

W. C. Quantrill 12-07-2012 12:52 AM

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Coyotenator 12-07-2012 12:53 AM

I have had very good luck with Varget in .243 Win and 5.56 for high accuracy loads, and it does burn clean.

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