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Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Washington County, PA
Question for the experts...22-250
I have been experimenting with my Remington 700 vlss 22-250 the last few weeks while I'm waiting for a new gun to get finished. I found a load with Varget and 55 grain Blitzkings that shoots better than I ever thought myself or a factory gun would shoot. However, it is pretty slow and over 2 grains shy of the max published data. I figured I could probably find another node or 2 before I hit high pressure so I started working up. Max charge varies from 36.5 - 37.0 in my manuals so I started at 36.0. I shot this morning and it was 67*. 36.6 showed promise with all 3 shots touching. Pressure seemed fine. I worked up to 37.2 and the groups continued to get better and I had no pressure signs. I made some more loads around 36.6 and started increasing in .1 increments over 37.2 to see when I maxed out. I went back to the range at 6:30 and it was now 82*. First group was 36.5 and I got a sticky bolt lift and an ejector mark on my case. My velocity in the morning was around 3675 with 36.6. In the afternoon it was 3725 with 36.5. I thought Varget was not effected by temperature but that is the only thing that changed. Anyone else ever experienced this with Varget?