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Old June 18, 2012, 08:49 AM   #1
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Nosler Varmageddon load data needed

I am looking for the load data for Nosler Varmageddon .224 dia (223 rem). I was unable to find it on Nosler's website, they listed different bullets. I am trying to find that data using varget and CFE223. Thanks.
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Old June 18, 2012, 10:01 AM   #2
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If it's a lead core, copper jacket bullet you can use data from any bullet with the same basic design and weight.

Start low and work up slow.

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Old June 18, 2012, 01:01 PM   #3
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will try, thanks
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Old June 18, 2012, 01:22 PM   #4
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CFE223 is a new powder and hasn't had time to work its way into general load data, so Hodgdon is going to be your data source for now. For the 40 grain Varmageddon use the Hodgdon data for the 40 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip. Just be sure you don't skip beginning with the starting load and working up in no more than 2% increments toward the listed maximum while watching for pressure signs. For the 55 grain Varmageddon, follow the same approach using the Hodgdon data for the 55 grain Speer Spire Point.

If you are looking for accuracy loads, you'll want to use even smaller steps, like 0.2 grain steps.
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Old June 18, 2012, 01:24 PM   #5
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You might call Nosler and ask:

http://www.nosler.com/Contact-Us.aspx
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Old June 19, 2012, 01:09 AM   #6
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both are good ideas! thanks
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Old June 20, 2012, 12:59 AM   #7
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Spoke to a Rep from Nosler, he said to start the load at 25 gr using CFE223, the rest is up to me!
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Old June 22, 2012, 02:31 PM   #8
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You might take an interest in my pressure signs list, then.
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Old June 23, 2012, 10:45 PM   #9
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any ideas on a starting point using IMR4064 for 55gr Nosler Varmageddon .224 dia as .223 Remington?
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Old June 23, 2012, 10:55 PM   #10
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any ideas on a starting point using IMR4064 for 55gr Nosler Varmageddon .224 dia as .223 Remington?
These guys have a pretty good idea...

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

You don't need bullet specific data unless the bullet is of "special" construction, such as pure copper.
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Old June 23, 2012, 11:04 PM   #11
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I use that as a reference every so often, but I was having a hard time on which bullet to choose from as a starting point.
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Old June 23, 2012, 11:19 PM   #12
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Same deal.

Use the Speer SP data. :thumbup:

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