Originally Posted by silvertip-co
Isnt 168 kind of heavy for calibre? Ideal for 7mm is 139-140. 168 seems more like it otto be for 30 cal long range shooting. I am shooting 139gr Hornady SST with good results on paper. Huntign season looms so Ill see how they work on game. But I am always on the lookout for bullets that will shoot flatter.
I could not agree more with Frank21, the 160gr up bullets are superior for long range shooting because of the B.C. advantage. The 139gr SST you speak of has a B.C. of .468 the Berger 168gr VLD has a B.C. of .643 and the Berger 180gr VLD is .684 a vast advantage. the 139sst's are fast and flat at close to medium range but pale in comparison at long range.
p.s. "calibre is normally a frenchie or Euro term, in America it is caliber, but then again they just changed the name of the mall down the street to the "Town Centre". guess it sounded more elegant than town center.