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Thread: Hornady help

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    Hornady help

    Need some book info as I can't find any at the moment.

    308 winchester
    Varget powder
    Horn 178gr ELD-X bullet

    what is the starting and ending charge

    I need this info for this specific bullet. My Hornady book doesn't have it, hoping someone has a more recent book that does.

    thanks.

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    Wow! Might be time for me to update my Library, just checked my forth edition and no joy. Also discovered latest edition is the 10th, mine my be somewhat out of date. D.
    Dennis Eugene "You know why no one panic buys 30-06? Because people who shoot 30-06 don't panic"

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    9th edition doesn't show that specific bullet but does have BTHP match and A-Max of same weight. Varget range is 32.0-43.2 grains. Says 2000-2500 fps
    Loren

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    here you are from LOADDATA.COM . the best $ you'll ever spend. Double click to enlarge.

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    thanks guys

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    #14 has 178 A-Max, 178 BTHP, 22" Win M70

    Varget 32.0-2000 fps 43.2 2500 fps
    Hell, I was there!

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    In a military case I used 41.5 gr, for long range competition

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    using WCC 10 brass

    40gr gets me 2475 out of a 22" brl

    thanks guys

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    You can use IMR4064 in place of the Varget .I done for friend of my in his M1 Grand ,they are near each other on the burn chart also.
    Life Member of NRA,NTA,DAV ,ITA. Also member of FTA,CBA

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    not the average Garand that shoots 308

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    Hope this helps

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