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Maybe so.

My recipe :

45gr of Varget
175 Berger OTM
Lapua Brass
Fed 210 Primers

Sub .5 MOA

You should be putting up 1/2 MOA with that gun.


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Originally posted by The Surgeon The Surgeon wrote:

Maybe so.

My recipe :

45gr of Varget
175 Berger OTM
Lapua Brass
Fed 210 Primers

Sub .5 MOA

You should be putting up 1/2 MOA with that gun.


I'm running almost the same load...only difference is I've been able to squeeze in 45.5 gr. Varget (with the usual cautions to test this by working up!) and I use CCI BR2 primers. I think two factors that benefit accuracy are: running a load compressed or close because there's no powder shift in the cartridge. And using consistent, quality brass. I'm not saying Lapua is the only way to go, but I wouldn't expect great results with a mixture of brands.
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I run the 190 SMK at the Sierra Book max load of Varget.
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Iknow Im answering late to this Thread ...  Im need to this forum. ..
I been reloading for the last few months and ive been thorough a couple of loads and bullet for different range. i didnt hit the 1000yard yet, but ive been able to pull a pretty nice grouping at 100yards with 41gn benchmark and 175 lapua scenar-l. in lapua casings and cciBR2 primers.... 0.084 x 0.120 inch 5 shots in the same hole... speed goes to 2688fps with a magnetospeed.  varget powder will push further as it does less drop 100yards further compared to benchmark. but i need to stay under 42.2 gr for maximum accuracy.  etting to try Berger OTM tactical juggernault 185gr soon. Ill post my results :)
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Originally posted by Andre Andre wrote:

Iknow Im answering late to this Thread ...  Im new to this forum. ..
I been reloading for the last few months and ive been thorough a couple of loads and bullet for different range. i didnt hit the 1000yard yet, but ive been able to pull a pretty nice grouping at 100yards with 41gn benchmark and 175 lapua scenar-l. in lapua casings and cciBR2 primers.... 0.084 x 0.120 inch 5 shots in the same hole... speed goes to 2688fps with a magnetospeed.  varget powder will push further as it does less drop 100yards further compared to benchmark. but i need to stay under 42.2 gr for maximum accuracy.  etting to try Berger OTM tactical juggernault 185gr soon. Ill post my results :)
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Very nice. Welcome to Optics Talk. 
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