Ammunition - Sierra 175gr Match King:
OK guys we've been over, under, around and through this subject but NOBODY has come right out and gotten down to the point! What loads are you'all using in bolt guns for the 175 gr Match King?? I've gotten my first box and don't want to "waste" them as I don't think my local shop got more than the one box for me! I've consulted Sierra for use of N140 but they tell me they have no data on this combination. The VV pamphlet manual says a MAX of 41.4 @ 2400 something, that seems aweful slow, so where do I go from here! What I have on hand is N140, AA2520 and H380. OK lets play folks and remember $$$$ IS a consideration!! I MIGHT consent to trying Varget although my past experience with Varget was not good. OK, OK, OK it was in my Savage rifles (two different guns in two different calibers even) they didn't like Varget in any way shape or form but this will be in the 700 VS. Help me out here!
Area 51, NM, USA - Saturday, February 13, 1999 at 21:21:53 (ZULU)
Welcome back! But how dare you speak the name Varget in the same breath as Sav'age! AHHHHHHHHHHH!
Start at 43.0 gr. and work up, be careful with pressure if you use
IMI or LC brass, I'm comfortable at 44.0 gr. Read back a week or so ago
on MR.Bullet and Jeff A's posts.
OAL of between 2.800" and 2.825" seems to work well for me. The longer for my 700 Police DM and the shorter generic size rounds for other rifles.
bIG-cITY, bY-gAwD, USA - Sunday, February 14, 1999 at 01:19:58 (ZULU)
War Eagle Country !!, Alabama, USA - Sunday, February 14, 1999 at 01:51:29 (ZULU)
Flat- Land , Kansas, USA - Sunday, February 14, 1999 at 04:40:38 (ZULU)
Canada - Friday, February 19, 1999 at 23:41:01 (ZULU)
I used Varget with the Sierra 175Mk's for 1000 yd shooting. Rifle was a Winchester Heavy Varmint in 308. Velocity was about 2600fps. N140 would be good too. Unfortunately, there is no way other than working up a load to see what it takes to make the Sierra 175 Mk's work in your rifle. Varget is cheaper than N140. It is very consistant, and is not as affected by temperature extremes as other powders. My rifle had a 26" barrel with 1/12 twist. I also shoot these out of my M1A, using 41.0 Grains of IMR 4895, Velocity about 2500fps. M1A barrel is a 1/10, 22" in length.
Bill Bledsoe <DC8PLUMBER@aol.com>
Shelbyville, KY , USA - Saturday, February 20, 1999 at 12:24:03 (ZULU)
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