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Old 03-08-2013, 8:32 PM
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Default Varget really that good?

I've never used Varget but I was wondering why its so sought after?

This is insane:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=331878224
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Old 03-08-2013, 8:35 PM
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It's very stable under hot and cold weather.
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Old 03-08-2013, 8:37 PM
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Meh, going price from reputable dealers is $155 - $190.

Standard for 0.308 / 5.56

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Old 03-08-2013, 8:40 PM
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Someone was selling #1lb'ers here yesterday for $50 .. and getting it!
I've got a big jug and have been using it for .308
It's working out good for me. But I'm a reloading noob and anything I can roll seems good to me if I come home with all my digits. -g
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Old 03-08-2013, 8:52 PM
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It's great powder. But no powder is worth that!!! Well except....
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Old 03-08-2013, 8:53 PM
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+1 on temp stability. It also bulky so it fills case volume well. Best use is for max loads and under heavy bullets for .223. Not so great a choice under 55gr and lighter with .223
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Old 03-08-2013, 8:56 PM
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it's good but not that good. there are other extreme powders that work in the same temp range.

I still have 2 or 3 lb maybe I should sell it

well no, it works great in my 150gr 30.06 loads.
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I like it... It's probably the most popular rifle powder right now, though.

I've heard good things about Ramshot TAC too but I've never tried it...
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Varget is fine.It has been around for a long time as the go to for alot of people.
I actually prefer Reloader or Ramshot.
I bought some Reloader 15 at Ammo Bros 2 weeks ago for $26 lb.
Ramshot Tac I have been getting in the $19-$20 range and even more reasonable if you get the 8 pounders.Of course you have to pay ship/hax mat on top.About $40 on my last order.
The Ram Tac works great in 223 as well.
Order the 48 pounds and spread the wealth with some friends.These days I just buy it and it is spoken for by the time I recieve it.Some mail order places are shipping in 10-12 weeks,but it comes.
All the BS with primers,I ordered 15,000 for $595 shipped/yesterday to be here on the 18th.With shipping it comes to $39.66 per 1,000
Some of these auction prices are funny.I watched a Lee progressive go on ebay for $375 the other day.At Midway or Natchez they are $220 all day long.

And no I do not have any extra already.My network of accomplices have spoken for the stuff already.

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I love Varget. It's so versatile. I use it for 223, 6.8, and 270 win.
Since it's so hard to aquire I recently ordered 10lbs of AR Comp. I hear excellent things about it.
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I bought the last two lbs Walmart had for $24. I think they were the last two lbs in four counties.
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All the 223 stuff on Gunbroker is going for crazy prices. Be smart and wait it out. Varget is a great powder. Very versatile.
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I use Varget in my 22-250 because I found it to be accurate and I got it cheap before the rush. There are other powders that are probably just as good, or better, but I stopped developing the load when I got to 1/4" groups an I'm too lazy to go further.
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I love Varget. It's so versatile. I use it for 223, 6.8, and 270 win.
I hear people say that all the time, but is it really any more "versatile" than IMR 4064, IMR 4895, or H380? It has decent performance in .223 and .308, which are probably the two most popular centerfire rifle calibers, and Lyman lists a lot of their "accuracy loads" with Varget, so its good for other applications but its not always "the best". Sometimes it's not worth the hassle of trying to find it...
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I bought the last two lbs Walmart had for $24. I think they were the last two lbs in four counties.
You bought powder from Walmart?
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:23 AM
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I've got a sealed 8lb jug that I'd sell for $350.
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Just received my order from Midsouth. 4 lbs of Varget and some Titegroup as well. Takes care of that need for now.

Midsouth ships lightning fast- ordered on Saturday and received my order Thursday morning.
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Walmart sells powder?!
Lol
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Can someone please confirm if a California walmart sells powder?
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Lol 350 for 8 pounds ya ill wait.
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Walmart sells powder?!
Lol
As close as I have seen the Folsom WM had 209s

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The 600/1,000 yard guys are using Varget by the buckets full.The smallest lightgun group ever fired at 600 yards was using Varget.I believe the group was 0.5823 inches.
6BR and 6 Dasher shooters love it.
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Lol 350 for 8 pounds ya ill wait.
ill sell you my 8# for $300!!

lol jk

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RL-15, IMR 4064, IMR 4320 IMR 4895, VV-140, VV-150, AA-2495, AA-2520, Win 748 and some others, should fill the bill nicely, in lieu of Varget.

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I bought the last two lbs Walmart had for $24. I think they were the last two lbs in four counties.
What native west-coaster references proximity in "counties"? We got an east-coaster on our forum. Sounds like Walmart outside CA is allowed to sell powder.

Ditto on the Varget stability. Me, I'm a BL-C(2) guy for the AR and IMR 4895 for the Garand. Bought 8# of BL-C(2) from Midsouth Shooters Friday 01MAR. Delivering on Monday. Hehe.

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varget and smk 175gr 308 is what i use and love it...got me a total of 16lbs varget
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What native west-coaster references proximity in "counties"? We got an east-coaster on our forum. Sounds like Walmart outside CA is allowed to sell powder.
He was a native west-coaster....So Cal. I met him almost a year ago during an Xtreme Bullets group buy.
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