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Hey guys...I would like your opinions on the pros and cons of Varget vs. BLC-2.....THANKS!

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BL-C2 is a classic powder, and usually produces very accurate loads in the .308, but is dirty-burning and temperature-sensitive.
 
Varget is much superior on both counts, and also produces excellent accuracy with 150-188 grain bullets, in my experience with several .308's.
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+10 to what John Said.  I am getting very consistant results with Varget from 20 to 85F.  And this is in my 223, 308 and 8mm.  Varget did do pretty well in my 270 Win also but was edged out by another powder for consistancy and accuracy.
 
It is nice not having to have umteen different powders!
 
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I also have to agree with John.  I use Varget for 223, 243, and 308.  I get excellent results in a wide range of temperatures.  Recently it has been hard to get but I have been able to get a pound or two here and there.
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Varget!
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 I've used BL-C2 with fantastic accuracy results in a .223 Remington 700, but it is a pschotic Redhead when it gots hot out.

 I'd choose Varget, based on the experience of others. Everybody loves Varget!

 
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Thanks guys...... just wanting everyones opinions...I definately agree. What is everyone gettin for groups? (out of a factory 308)
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My Browning A-bolt Medallion gets 1.5MOA but is about to go in for trigger work.
My sons Stevens gets 0.75MOA regularly using Varget.
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I stay under half an MOA at 100 yards but I tend to open up a bit at distance but stay under 1 MOA not bad in my opinion with a factory stick.
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Originally posted by sniper13 sniper13 wrote:

Thanks guys...... just wanting everyones opinions...I definately agree. What is everyone gettin for groups? (out of a factory 308)
 
 
10 round, 100 yd group with a factory .308. It was either a 168gr. SMK or a 155gr Lapua Scenar, I don't recall.  
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Can't argue with that!  Don't have a Black Betty but my 223 has the potential!  I just gotta learn to do my part better!
Guess I should start thinking of a name for her.


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I'm not knocking Varget because I got consistant results with it, but I got better groups with Win. 748. With Varget my 100yd groups ran 1" to 1 1/2" with just about any charge I used. With 748 I was able to shrink my groups from 1 1/2" to less than MOA by finding the right charge.
I have a couple pounds of TAC I'm going to try. I hear it is real clean, and also not temperature sensitive, it ia also a ball powder like 748.
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

I'm not knocking Varget because I got consistant results with it, but I got better groups with Win. 748. With Varget my 100yd groups ran 1" to 1 1/2" with just about any charge I used. With 748 I was able to shrink my groups from 1 1/2" to less than MOA by finding the right charge.
I have a couple pounds of TAC I'm going to try. I hear it is real clean, and also not temperature sensitive, it ia also a ball powder like 748.
 
What weight bullets, BF?
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That looked pretty good for 10 shots.....but you need more practice...lol..

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Originally posted by sniper13 sniper13 wrote:

That looked pretty good for 10 shots.....but you need more practice...lol..

 
Thank you!
(I NEVER post my bad groups.) Embarrased
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Nice CT, real nice. 
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What about reloader 15 VS. IMR 4064 ?????

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Originally posted by sniper13 sniper13 wrote:

What about reloader 15 VS. IMR 4064 ?????


not to change the subject but with the 22-250 and the .375H&H i have gotten great results with both powders.
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As mentioned above, IMR4064 is another excellent powder for .308, as is 748.  Between Varget, 4064, and 748, you should have all the powders you'll ever need to find a super accurate load in .308.
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imr 4895 might be another choice as well. it worked pretty well in my dad's .243.
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Mikes .308 groups using W 748 show some good...uh...potential...Wink 
 
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Yeah, it does look like he's pretty close to getting her dialed-in doesn't it?
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