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Old 11-14-2007, 09:01 PM
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Default 30-06 varget load help

I am loading a 30-06 load with varget and a 150 gr hornady. my first loads where too hot. does anyone have any grain ideas for that load?
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:07 PM
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Default RE: 30-06 varget load help

why were they too hot? if you properly work up a load you wouldnt have this problem.
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:37 PM
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Default RE: 30-06 varget load help

it was a load a guy I was talking to last year (when I started reloading) suggested. I don't think I try that again, I am just looking for a little help. can only find data on other type of bullets with that powder. basicly what should the min. load should be. I found past the max.

sorry I should have put it that way
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:21 AM
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Default RE: 30-06 varget load help

for a 150 grain bullet, start with a 46 grain charge this is 10% below max of 51 grains. and work up in .3 grain increments untill you begin to see signs of excessive pressure. if you dont experience any excessive pressure clear up to the max charge then great!! but if you experience excessive pressure before the max charge then note the charge weight and decrease by .3 to .5 grains and that will be your max charge for that specific load combination. this is how it is done regardless of bullet manufacture
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Old 11-27-2007, 10:24 AM
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Default RE: 30-06 varget load help

varget is about 1gr different than imr 4064. if you cant find a varget load, i whould and do always start with min loads and work up. some of the older guns cant take the pressure the newer ones can.
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Old 11-27-2007, 10:59 PM
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Default RE: 30-06 varget load help

Corey,

My question for you is HOW do you know the load was too hot?
What indicated it be to hot? Please explain..There may have been another
problem involved..Like the case being a tad too long. Oil in the chamber,
Over all length (OAL) TOO LONG,bullet into the lands to far,etc
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:18 PM
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Default RE: 30-06 varget load help

when I finaly got to the range to test the loads I had 3 differnt loads imr 4064, varget, and winchester factory all with 150 gr, the handloads where done by a friend showing me how it was done. after that I bought a lee classic handloader (bang with the hammer). I don't rememberhow many grs he told me and I lost the data sheets for them in a move. I fired the winchester not bad, imr 4064 lighter recoil little more noise, then I fired the varget, about knocked me off the bench. if I remembered right it was only one round of the varget that did that, the very last one and had problems chambering the round, the bolt did not want to cycle it. took 2 or 3 trys.

right now it does not matter my 30 - 06 is not in use, I gotta work on the stock it is warped. and I don't have the time right now to do it. between 2 jobs and hunting. I get so tired, all I want to is set down and do nothing.
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Old 11-28-2007, 09:54 AM
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Corey, I little friendly advice, Get yourself a good loading manual and read it, Lyman 48 for example. Not the load data at the back, but the beginning of the manual that takes you through the step by step process of reloading. Having friends help out is a great idea, but you should know the basics before you sit down with them. You will have a much better understanding of what they are teaching you if you know the basics first.
Loading your own can be rewarding and fun. It can also be extremely dangerous. Keep your rifles and your head in one piece and read the manuals before you continue with more loading, please.
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:54 PM
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just got on earlier this year, read it. now just getting everything need to do better then he did. I am only missing a scale which I am asking for christmas, a dial caliper, and couple other things I can't think of right now.
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