308 178 AMax in Varget!!!

308 178 AMax in Varget!!!

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    308 178 AMax in Varget!!!

    Looking for a Varget load for a 178 AMax for a 308 with a 1in12 and another with a 1in10. I am getting good results with the 1in12 with 168 AMax with 43.0 Varget but want see if I could just get one bullet for both guns.

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    Between 43-45grns depending on barrel and brass. You will find it in there. Seat the bullet about .010" off the lands if possible.

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    Thanks Rob!!
    Just loaded them up in increments of .2 from 43.0 to 45.0!!

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    That's how ya do it!
    One of my better groups (1/4") was with 43.5gr. of Varget with the 178gr A-max @ 100yds. I'm a beleiver, believer? I'm happy with them. My rifle the Rem 700 with 26" 1-12 twist loves the 178's.

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    You might find a couple of loads in that range that show potential, load a few of each with different seating depths (.005 apart is a good start) and see how they go but be aware that seating depth will affect pressures. So if you are near max back off a bit and work back up when you change the jump to the lands.

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    Here is the testing that I did with the varget and the 178's out of a stock 5r in a McM A5.
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    I have a 1 12 twist in a 20 inch barrel. Shoot 178 amax 44 grains varget. 2.8" O.A.L. been shooting for years. sub 1/2 inch groups at 100 all day long. they claim 178's need a 10 inch twist i disagree. my gun loves em! I've tried dozens of different loads. This is my go to load. Im glad I found someone who agrees!
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    I have a 1 12 twist in a 20 inch barrel. Shoot 178 amax 44 grains varget. 2.8" O.A.L. been shooting for years. sub 1/2 inch groups at 100 all day long. they claim 178's need a 10 inch twist i disagree. my gun loves em! I've tried dozens of different loads. This is my go to load. Im glad I found someone who agrees!
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