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Old July 21, 2010, 02:11 PM   #26
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Varget burns quite clean for me in both .223 and .308.I use 25 gr behind a 69 gr SMK or Noslere comp.I just don't use the lighter bullets.It works quite well in the 45-46 gr range with a 168 gr 308'

I suggest the powder is not the problem.The use of a slow powder behind a light bullet with a mild charge will make for an incomplete burn.That will be dirty.It is the application.
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Old July 23, 2010, 08:14 PM   #27
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I am with Dave R. I have not really paid attention. Just really liked the results, and you need to clean sooner or later. I am near max and never noticed it diry than any others.
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Old July 24, 2010, 10:02 AM   #28
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The cleanest I have used so far is AA2230. It has also been my most accurate powder from 55-62 grain bullets.
If you need bullets for reloading give my website a look.
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Old July 24, 2010, 11:25 AM   #29
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I have not really paid attention.
I normally wouldn't pay attention to this type of thing either, but I happened to have some brass sorted off by load, and I just happened to notice one set looked dirtier than the rest.
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Old July 24, 2010, 05:11 PM   #30
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I just got my mini 14 shooting good, out of all the powders I've tried varget saved the day 69gr bthp 26.5gr varget 5shots 1/2" group @ 100yds I did not notice it being any dirtier than others,but if it were I wouldnt care because of the accuracy I got from it.
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