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Old 10-16-2018, 11:19 AM
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Varget works for me on both .308 and 06.
36 - 47 with 150 fmg in .308
44 - 51.5 for 150 fmg in .30-06
I've got Hornady 5th Edition which lists Service Rifle data. Thanks for chiming in here, I was hesitant to bring this up on the M14 Forum, that segment of the collective can be a bit rigid, which is well and good. The JRA/Bula OpRod seems alot more beefie than the M1a, not that I plan to hot rod these loads, I'm just looking to punch paper at 100-200 and the occasional plinking pit.

In all honesty, I would liek to work up a 165gr soft point for the JRA/Bula Para 19.5" for "hunting". That and I'd like to have some excellent hand loads to take to the range to rook friends & family. You know, give My brother a mag of CBC M80 and then clean the target with hand loads...

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Old 10-16-2018, 07:22 PM
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I have been ru ning varget for years now in my 06 and 308 garand and soon in the m1a. If shooters world powder is still cheaper when i need to restock it might find its way onto my shelf
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Old 10-16-2018, 11:48 PM
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Varget works for me on both .308 and 06.
36 - 47 with 150 fmg in .308
44 - 51.5 for 150 fmg in .30-06
47 grains in the .308 is two grains over the max recommended by Hornady for bolt guns.
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Old 10-17-2018, 06:11 AM
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47 grains in the .308 is two grains over the max recommended by Hornady for bolt guns.
As with any of the newly conservative production loading charts, it all depends where you look. No one is suggesting you even get close to a max load. One should always start low and work up and watch for pressure signs in the particular rifle you are loading for. " Common Sense ".

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Old 10-17-2018, 08:11 AM
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Unless I'm forced to because of shortages....I'm never going back to IMR-4064 as long as I can get my hands on Varget for the M1s. I'm not experiencing a lot of difference between the two....but Varget has proven to be a bit more accurate and cleaner-burning in my two M1s - and the "Extreme" temperature qualities of Varget are important and significant factors in the places where I live and like to shoot.

I don't "get" the complaints about Varget metering "worse" than 4064? I've experienced the exact opposite using my RCBS Uniflow. Varget cuts far fewer grains through that measure and drops more consistent weights.

During the years of the Obama-generated component shortages, both 4895s and 4064 disappeared entirely in my area. 1# containers of Varget would show up occasionally....and that's when I discovered just how well it performs in my two M1s. I've become a relatively new Varget convert for use in various other rifle cartridges, too.
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:52 AM
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As I go along reaquainting myself with the things I had helped My Dad use as a kid it occurs to Me that some of these pieces are not up to the times. Or really, the volume, I'd like to handle. That hand crank case trim lathe doddad from the 60's for example, that will be set aside for calibers I don't reload often. I went ahead and ordered a Lee Quick Trim and the 30-06 & 308 dies. Did a couple cases with that set up on the older press. Seems to work really well. Anyone else?
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:37 PM
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Who cares about the metering.
I use a RCBS Charge Master 1500 while watching TV.
It beeps. Look at the scale. If it is more than 0.1gr high I just dump
it back in the hopper. At the worst, maybe 20% get recycled.
I use mostly IMR 4064 and Varget with no problems.
When I finish 50 rounds, I recalibrate, check the 1st, 25th and 50th loads.
Never had a problem with the weights.

And just today, chrono'd some of my 308 loads for my CMP 308 Garand
150gr Hornady, 43gr IMR 4064, Lake City pulled brass with original primers
2665 fps
2630 fps
2672 fps
2636 fps
2631 fps
I had to look and see if I posted that on a night I took Ambien and did not remember doing so. !00% Same thing I do.
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Old 11-10-2018, 04:40 PM
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4895 is of course my powder of choice for the M1 but when it comes to the 14, 41.9 of varget behind a 168gr sierra match king is one of my favorites. Theres no way for me to predict the future to assure you that i will never encounter a problem but so far im very happy.
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Old 11-15-2018, 10:28 AM
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Is it OK to prime My brass now and have it sit around for a month or more as I finish case prepping the rest of the brass I have?

I borrowed a hand held primer tool to try out.
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Old 11-23-2018, 08:46 AM
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Is it OK to prime My brass now and have it sit around for a month or more as I finish case prepping the rest of the brass I have?

I borrowed a hand held primer tool to try out.
Not a problem. I have thousands of pieces of primed brass sorted, bagged, tagged and ready to load. Some of it has been sitting there for years.
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