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I have been using BLC-2 for several years in various calibers, notably .223 Remington. Accuracy has been good, but not great, but I tend to blame the guns, not the loads. Having recently come across a nearly-new 336C in 35 Remington, I have tried a few loads with it, but the results were less than stellar. I finally decided to listen to all the good things I've heard about Varget, and give it a try. I've also had very good results with the Speer 180-grain flatpoint in other calibers, and had high hopes for it. I don't have the load handy (I'm at work) but at 50 yards it was shooting into over an inch, and I expect better. Anybody got any preferred loads using this combination?

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I can't believe no one is interested in Varget for the 35. I too would like to use this very versitile powder and was looking forward to some input. JOHN
 

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I can't believe no one is interested in Varget for the 35. I too would like to use this very versitile powder and was looking forward to some input. JOHN
 

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I have not used Varget in 35 Rem but it is wonderful in my 223's and 308. Let us know how it works in the 35.
 

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cochran said:
I can't believe no one is interested in Varget for the 35. I too would like to use this very versitile powder and was looking forward to some input. JOHN
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I am using Varget ( 39) grs on top of a 205 GC lead bullet RCBS mould.
I use a Lee crimp die and crimp on the top band to clear the rifling in my Ballard rifled 336/RC.
This is supposed to be a good load for the jacketed 200 gr. bullet.

Now with the 180 Speer I find that 42.5 grs of BLC-2 works great with my rifle. You should start 10-15 % low with yours and work your way up since every rifle is different. Have yet to hunt with it,but I am sure that the last thing the deer willhear is Bang!
 

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I used Varget in my 35 remington with a 200 grain Remington this last fall. I had very good accuracy with the load (1 3/4" at 100 yards with open sights) and the velocity was good. I get 2120fps from my 336A -- 24 inch barrel with 38 grains of Varget in a Remington case and CCI primer.
 

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VARGET FOR 35 REMINGTON

HELLO !

SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH.

TRY THE VARGET 40.5 GR WHITH SPEER 180 FN PRIMER CCI BR-2
TRY THE VARGET 39.5 GR WHITH SIERRA 200 GR RN CCI BR-2

TRY IT AND YOU WILL SEE

FOR MY 336 SC 35 REM. 3/4 AT 50 YARDS.
 

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Interesting thread...I hope some others will share actual experiences.

I just discovered Varget this summer and am liking it in my '06 and my .223. I'm sure I will try it in the 35 Rem. but don't know when.

So many guns, so little time. :?
 

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Varget is very close to IMR4064. I haven't used any Varget in the .35, but based on my experience with it in the .223, I don't plan to.

I have been unable to get the velocities with Varget that are advertised, and from my contacts, it is only best in the .223 with bullets 63gr and heavier.

However, I have shot a lot of BL-C2, H335, Win748, IMR4064, H322, H and IMR4198, IMR3031, and a little RL-7 through the .35 Rem. Not to mention pistol powders for cast bullets.

I have found that nothing beats H4895 for velocity, with acceptable accuracy, and BL-C2/Win748 for max accuracy. Only exception was a Rem 760 in .35 that really, really, liked H322 and the Sierra 200gr RN. (Shot lots of 3-shot clover leafs with this one, won a bunch of bets with it too!)

Varget should be OK, but velocities will be about 100-150fps less than what you can get with H4895, IMO. The .35 case capacity is just a little small for this powder, same thing as with RL-15, my "most favorite powder" for most everything else. (IE: .30/30, .223, .30/06, .338/06)

My current .35, a '70's vintage m336 w/20" bbl gives ~1.0" groups at 100yds with 38.5gr of BL-C2, for about 2,075fps. But upping to 40.0gr gives 2,175 and 1.5" (3-shots at 100yds, from bench w/9x scope).

But, H4895 will give 2,250fps and 1.5" groups. DRT deer too! with 200gr Rem C-L RN.
 

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I have used Varget in my 336, but I couldn't break 2000fps with 200 grain bullets, even with heavily compressed loads. I just can't get enough in the case.
 

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I should just say that I can use Varget with the Hornady 200 grain bullet because it sits so far out. I can get 2200 fps with a compressed load.
 
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