Joined: Dec 2004 Posts: 1,287RiverRider
Joined: Dec 2004
I shoot 225 Accubonds in my Whelen, and chose between Re15 and Varget. Either of the two will work really well with that combo. Wish I could say I know 200s and 250s would perform the same, but I stuck with the 225.
My experience: Varget is not as accurate in either cartridge as IMR4895, IMR4064, and H4895. Never jumped on the Varget bandwagon for 308 or 30-06 M1 and M14/M1a loads either. Plain old IMR4895 always proved more accurate for me.
Maybe I haven't found the right load with Varget because I am not getting the accuracy with it that I get with IMR 4064 in my .257 Roberts and .35 Whelen. I have been loading 4064 in .30-06 with 165gr. bullets with good results too, it may well become my go to powder.
Own four 257R rifles. Have tried a wide variety of powder in my 257 roberts, including Varget. But that was a number of years ago. Don't recall any special results for accuracy with the Varget in a .257. Did better in my .308. Do know that I stopped using Varget a number of years ago. Basic reason for that was I settled on using Ramshot's Hunter powder in my 257Rs and thought that Varget burned just too dirty and now use . RL 15 replaced any Varget needs I had.