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375 H&H and Varget? #15676448 01/19/21
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I've been using an excellent load of 69 grains RL-15 and the 260 grain Nosler Accubond for 10+ years from my 375 H&H. It's accurate, makes about 2650 fps, and has done a nice job on several black bears.

I'm very low on RL-15, but long on Varget...

Think a good load could be brewed up with 260/270 gr bullets and Varget?

I know that years ago during a Varget shortage, I built great 308 Win load with RL-15... The two were very similar in accuracy & velocity. Not sure that means anything re the 375 H&H though.

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Re: 375 H&H and Varget? [Re: Cascade] #15676516 01/19/21
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Hmm, answered my own question with a quick look at Hornady's manual. They show Varget with 250, 270 & 300 grain loads. smile

Re: 375 H&H and Varget? [Re: Cascade] #15677174 01/19/21
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Originally Posted by Cascade
Hmm, answered my own question with a quick look at Hornady's manual. They show Varget with 250, 270 & 300 grain loads. smile



Cascade, you should have remained silent for a while. This could have provided a page or two of entertainment! grin memtb


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Re: 375 H&H and Varget? [Re: Cascade] #15677215 01/19/21
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I'm thinking the ole H&H is pretty forgiving. RL-15 has been the standard forever.

I'd look at the burn rate chart, see what was close and what I could find. 4320 is discontinued, but should work if you could find some. 4064, LVR, CFE-223, Pw Pro 2000 LR (which some say is the same as CFE-223), H-380, Vv n-140, Norma 203B.

Big Game is pretty close and a great one in a number of rounds. I've heard it works in the .375 H&H. Haven't tried it in mine, yet.

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Edited to add, of course, Varget would work. I save mine for specific loads, would use something else in my .375.

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Re: 375 H&H and Varget? [Re: memtb] #15678290 01/19/21
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Originally Posted by memtb
Originally Posted by Cascade
Hmm, answered my own question with a quick look at Hornady's manual. They show Varget with 250, 270 & 300 grain loads. smile



Cascade, you should have remained silent for a while. This could have provided a page or two of entertainment! grin memtb


LOL - well - I wasn't too surprised to find Varget was recommended by Hornady, for the 375 H&H.

Varget and RL-15 were very similar in the 308 Win, and it appears that they're very similar in the 375 as well. smile

This makes my heart happy, as I have over 16 pounds of Varget on hand, and maybe a half pound of RL-15.

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I think you could interchange Varget and RL15 in most calibers and not notice any difference. It's not something that's normally recommended, but......

Re: 375 H&H and Varget? [Re: Cascade] #15684335 01/20/21
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They are interchangeable in my Ruger No. 1...

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Re: 375 H&H and Varget? [Re: Cascade] #15687082 01/21/21
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I am going to give R-16 a go with various 250 grain bullets. It should work as R-17 does well in the H&H.


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