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Varget in 204 Ruger?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by sprocket3, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. sprocket3

    sprocket3 Oregon - Wet Side Member

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    Has anyone used this in 204 Ruger. I use it in my .223 loads and would like to keep the same powder but find most favor other powders for 204 ruger.

    I would be pushing a 39 or 40 grain bullet. Either the NBT or SBK.

  2. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    Here's a good "read" on the .204 Ruger loads. Reloading the .204 Ruger Page

    If "Speed" is your goal then there are better powders than Varget in this caliber. If a "Universal" powder for your reloading is the goal then take a look at the bullet weights where Varget gives some good performance.

    Another good powder with popularity due to performance in .223 and a bunch of other calibers, including 204 Ruger is H-4895. For the bullets you indicated it's right up there for speed.

    Now it's really a matter of you working up a load using your choice of powder that shoots well in YOUR rifle. A good Chronograph would help too with this process.
  3. nrc

    nrc Oregon Member

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    I then tried varget in the 204 - its ok but there are better choices out there.

    After varget, I also tried h322, and 335 - then I stumbled on RL10. I found that RL 10X was the best for accuracy, and could get 4k fps with the 32gr bullets.

    Saubier.com is a good online resource.