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Old January 28, 2013, 07:15 PM   #26
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Sounds and looks good to me,glade it worked out for ya.
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Old January 29, 2013, 10:04 AM   #27
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Thanks for the help, 5R.
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Old January 29, 2013, 11:38 AM   #28
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It was the least I could do.Site's like this one has helped me many a time,so why not do the same for someone else.
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Old January 29, 2013, 04:04 PM   #29
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I commented above on our light loads, around 23 grains, with 77 grain bullets. I'm stunned that so many are loading near max. My son shoots competition and he is quite accurate at 600 with a light load.

Yes, I understand our 77's take a lighter load, but try the lighter side of 223 loading. You may like it.
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Old January 29, 2013, 04:13 PM   #30
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jib,

Thanks for the suggestion of lighter loads, it is appriciated. I do like the faster, lighter bullets going above 3000 fps for the type of varmint hunting I do out here in Wyoming. I normally load with H335 and 55 grainers to around 3150 fps, so that is where I was trying to get with Varget. I reached it in my test at 26.0 gr, but being this thread started because I had never used Varget and was worried at the 26.5 gr load being compressed so much to cause a problem, I stuck with the 26.5 gr theme here.

Thanks again, some day I will try the heavier bullets and Varget!
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Old January 29, 2013, 05:08 PM   #31
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I load for two 223's one a sporter the other a 5R.My 5R loves a 69gn NCC with 8208 at 23.5gn,and its a max load.It all so likes a 70gn VLD with 23.3gn of 8208 and yes its a max load too.For some reason my rifle llikes a max load.I have to say I do to for a 223.

Sorry if came across as a butt,but I just didn't get your post at all.
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Old February 1, 2013, 03:58 PM   #32
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> for the type of varmint hunting I do out here in Wyoming

That makes sense. We're just killing paper.

It's a shame you are not closer. My son is looking for an opportunity to help a farmer out clearing fields of varmits. He'd like to try his hand at shooting something other than paper.
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