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Posted: 12/29/2003 7:22:03 PM EDT
Im not sure if Im in the correct forum for this question,but I guess  Ill try anyway.
How sensitive is Varget Powder to colder weather?
Im currently loading some rds,and its a tad on the cool side here in Texas.
 Thanks
       Eddie
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 7:29:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 7:36:09 PM EDT
Your right someones gunna be angry that you didnt ask in the reloading section, but...

varget is great stuff - it pretty close to insensitive to temp changes, especially when compared to spherical powders like win748, h380.  Of course since its extruded, it doesnt meter as well.  As long as your not running into pressure signs now you should be fine when it gets Texas hot.  

Precision shooting had an article about Varget and changes in velocity with temp changes about 5-7 years ago (I think, maybe longer), I'll see if I can find it - if I can I'll email you and send you a copy.  Dont know if it survived the recent move, but I'll look.

Varget has become my favorite powder for 308 and 223.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 1:51:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 4gma:
Your right someones gunna be angry that you didnt ask in the reloading section, but...

varget is great stuff - it pretty close to insensitive to temp changes, especially when compared to spherical powders like win748, h380.  Of course since its extruded, it doesnt meter as well.  As long as your not running into pressure signs now you should be fine when it gets Texas hot.  Thanks for the response,I hope you can find the other info.
I really do like Vargets performance,and am sold on the product.

Precision shooting had an article about Varget and changes in velocity with temp changes about 5-7 years ago (I think, maybe longer), I'll see if I can find it - if I can I'll email you and send you a copy.  Dont know if it survived the recent move, but I'll look.

Varget has become my favorite powder for 308 and 223.
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Link Posted: 12/30/2003 10:03:35 PM EDT
Varget is one of the "magic" powders I have found. The stuff doesn't spike pressure in the hot Phoenix summer heat and doesn't care if it is -10 on an elk hunt up in the mountains! I use it to handload mid size rounds like the 308 where it is pure magic!!! And I use it in 223 70 grain + up loads with great accuracy & velocity. Love the stuff. Now if I could get it under $100 for an 8 lb jug ...
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