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#11600844 - 11/21/16 Varget in .257 Roberts & .35 Whelen, your experiences..............  
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I am going to try Varget in my .257 Roberts and .35 Whelen, what has been your experience with this powder in these calibers?

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#11601132 - 11/21/16 Re: Varget in .257 Roberts & .35 Whelen, your experiences.............. [Re: gunswizard]  
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I think it would depend on bullet weight. Varget is pretty fast for heavier bullets in the Roberts.

Here's a link to work I did with that round. H100V was the best performer with 100 gr. TTSX, H-4350 with 115 gr. NBT's.

http://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/10163944/6

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#11603875 - 11/22/16 Re: Varget in .257 Roberts & .35 Whelen, your experiences.............. [Re: gunswizard]  
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My rifle doesn't like heavy bullets, it shoots 100gr. just fine looking for Varget loads for that bullets.

#11910210 - 03/19/17 Re: Varget in .257 Roberts & .35 Whelen, your experiences.............. [Re: gunswizard]  
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#11914016 - 03/20/17 Re: Varget in .257 Roberts & .35 Whelen, your experiences.............. [Re: gunswizard]  
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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.

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#11960406 - 04/09/17 Re: Varget in .257 Roberts & .35 Whelen, your experiences.............. [Re: gunswizard]  
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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.

#12043065 - 05/19/17 Re: Varget in .257 Roberts & .35 Whelen, your experiences.............. [Re: gunswizard]  
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I inherited a half a pound of Varget from a co-worker who said none of his rifles liked it. Mine rifles didn't either, so my wife's flower garden got a !/4# for the nitrate. They seemed to like it.

#12045094 - 05/21/17 Re: Varget in .257 Roberts & .35 Whelen, your experiences.............. [Re: gunswizard]  
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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.

#12086422 - 06/12/17 Re: Varget in .257 Roberts & .35 Whelen, your experiences.............. [Re: gunswizard]  
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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.


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