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    Funny Reloading Article (Don't shoot Varget in the rain)

    At last the Americans get even with the Australians for stealing the Americas Cup.

    P.S. Don't shoot this powder in the rain, your Lithgowicon Enfield's will explode from excess pressure.



    (For those of you who don't understand "Varget" is the Australian ADI AR2208 powder and it is made in Oz)




    And now the rest of the story.





    Continuation of 180 grain Sierra loads below.

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    Has anybody done some real accuracy testing of the 174-180gr bullets at the standard 2440fps+/- ? The IMR4007SSC looks interesting. I'm still using IMR4064, mostly because it works well enough out to 700yds or so.

    I'm stupid because I like to be able to just "dial the numbers" for distance. Too much trouble keeping "40'leven" range books organized....

    "American Classic", yeah, well, you know how them 'mericans are- taking credit for all the good stuff...
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    What do you mean American?
    IMR was originated by Dupont and we all know that Dupont is not American.

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    Wasn't it the original Frenchicon Native Americans who invented Buffalo Ribeye Steak Au Poivre cooking it over an open camp fire and cooking the French fries in Buffalo lard.




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    Quote Originally Posted by jmoore View Post
    Has anybody done some real accuracy testing of the 174-180gr bullets at the standard 2440fps+/- ? The IMR4007SSC looks interesting. I'm still using IMR4064, mostly because it works well enough out to 700yds or so.

    I'm stupid because I like to be able to just "dial the numbers" for distance. Too much trouble keeping "40'leven" range books organized....

    "American Classic", yeah, well, you know how them 'mericans are- taking credit for all the good stuff...
    jmoore, I'm in the same boat. I decided real early on to come up with a load that would keep true to the sights of my Lee Enfields out to 500 yards at least. I started with ADI 2208 (Varget) and looking at the listed muzzle velocities I settled on a starting load of 40gn behind Sierra Matchkings in (yep, you guessed it ) HXP cases- hoping to be close to 2440fps. I haven't checked the speed, but the load has proven true out to 700 yards, shooting same POI (but half the group size) as the HXP milsurp.

    A couple of others using thinner walled/ lighter based Remmington cases are using 41 or 42 gns and getting the same results, so case capacity is your main variable, I'd think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward Horton View Post
    Mr. jmoore

    Wasn't it the original Frenchicon Native Americans who invented Buffalo Ribeye Steak Au Poivre cooking it over an open camp fire and cooking the French fries in Buffalo lard.



    Don't have the faintest idea, but it looks tasty. Cut back on the lard these days, though! Never did the "teepee" thing myself, but the rest looks fairly familiar. Even have the same cast iron pot. Meat thrown over a smoldering fire before the carcass has cooled is the best!

    Not quite sure how this ties in w/ Varget. (I sense another motive here, but no "duct taping" today, thanks.)
    Oh, never mind!
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    (The native American joke)

    "Someone" stated that DuPont wasn't American because of its Frenchicon origins, therefore the Remington's were not American because of their English origins, so therefore the Carnegie's of Pennsylvania were not American because of their Irish origins, and the Rockefeller's were not Americans because of their Germanicon origins and so on and so on.

    On the other hand Mr. jmoore I'm 100% American, my real native American name is "Runswithheadspace" and my mothers maiden name was "Barfingvegemite".

    The bottom line in this posting is the Australians now make over 75% of the old Remington/DuPont IMR series of powders. (The remaining 25% of the powders are made in Canadaicon by French-Canadians)

    P.S. I also understand jmoore is a native american name that translates to "Makesbentarrows".
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    Ya, figured that's where you were going. Just trying to play nice...

    ETA Great Father says not to torment the wild critters. Be kind, and courteous, and don't kill them unless you intend on eating them!

    Mmmm, "Makesbentarrows" trade much wampum and skins for Shoot Straight Firestick. Englandicon man call "L42a1". Now hunt for Varget!
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    Please correct me if I'm wrong but I was under the impression that Varget is what we call AR2206H?

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    Please correct me if I'm wrong but I was under the impression that Varget is what we call AR2206H?
    Lithy

    Well old buddy, looks like you owe me a jar of Vegemite

    From YOUR Australianicon ADI website.


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