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Old December 29, 2008, 08:18 PM   #1
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building load question

I know what powder I want ( varget ) and what bullet I want ( 50 grain hornady v max ) but the manual does not list this powder. where do I start? stop? its for a 222 remington
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Old December 29, 2008, 08:25 PM   #2
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Hodgdon site lists 23 gr to start.
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Old December 29, 2008, 08:31 PM   #3
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You need published load data to start. Go here:

http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp

Start load: 23 grains, Max load: 25 grains. Work up slowly and look for signs of overpressure.

Bullet Weight (Gr.) Manufacturer Powder Bullet Diam. C.O.L. Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure
50 GR. HDY SP Hodgdon Varget .224" 2.130" 23.0 2884 33,600 CUP 25.0C 3114 40,600 CUP
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Old December 29, 2008, 08:41 PM   #4
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thanks I never thought of that . I checked out the site and found a lot of other info. once again thanks
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Old December 29, 2008, 09:08 PM   #5
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any suggestions to primer. my hornady manual says remington 7 1/2
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