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hoosiergc 12-11-2009 08:26 PM

I would add Reloader15 to your list.

Phoenix7 12-11-2009 10:52 PM

One more vote for Varget.

sunray 12-13-2009 03:26 AM

Don't buy a keg, of any powder, until you have worked up a load for your rifle.

red_zr24x4 12-13-2009 11:56 AM

I like AA2015 in my 223 and my 30-06

12BVet 12-13-2009 07:07 PM

IMR4895, H4895, Varget, and Reloader 15 all work very well for heavy .223 bullets, .308, & .30-06. I mainly use H4895 for my Garand. Recently, I bought some Accurate 2495 for about $8/pound less than H4895 or Varget. So far, I have tried it in 168 grain .308 loads. My groups are the same size as when I use Varget or RE15, but the brass and barrel seem to stay cooler with the Accurate 2495. Just my $0.02 worth.

613jmm 12-13-2009 07:45 PM

How many of you that are recommending Varget, are using Dillon presses? I have heard it doesn't meter well through the Dillon powder drops, but I have also heard other people say it works fine if you wait a couple of seconds between cranks of the handle.

terry_b 12-15-2009 01:29 PM

613- I suspect that is good advice on all powder meters. I found my best results with a smooth pull, wait a few seconds, and smoothly back up, and another pause before doing the next drop. No taps or anything. just smooth consistent motions with a pause between actions so the powder can settle itself


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