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230gr VLD LAZZERONI 7.82(.308)WarbirdŽ

 
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:03 PM
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230gr VLD LAZZERONI 7.82(.308)WarbirdŽ

Finally got some reloader 33 and the Berger 230gr Hybrid Tactical bullets and went to work.

data below is with Fed 215M primer and the bullet seated up against the lands at an OAL of 3.705", with stock factory Lazzeroni chamber & throat dimensions, 28" 10 twist poly barrel.

((Please do not EVER load the Lazz Warbird cartridge over 66,900 PSI))

97gr ----- 3,066 fps --- 62,400 PSI
100gr ---- 3,184 fps --- 66,500 PSI
103gr ---- 3,267 fps --- 76,800 PSI
106gr ---- 3,368 fps --- 89,000 PSI --- Primer Perf, Proof Pressure

Targets and rifle photo below ,,,,,,
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:37 PM
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Re: 230gr VLD LAZZERONI 7.82(.308)WarbirdŽ

Now things are interesting! That 230 gr Berger would bring a whole lot of smack down to and elk, I've been considering a 30 cal to launch the 230 Berger and gotta put the Warbird in the mix now!!
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:38 PM
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Re: 230gr VLD LAZZERONI 7.82(.308)WarbirdŽ

John, what are your final thoughts for today's tests? I know you are just getting started testing with the big heavies, but so far, I think it looks promising. Looks like the Berger 230 Hybrid actually shot a slightly smaller group than the 180 Sierra...

I would love to see what the 230 could do with some H50BMG, H1000, Norma MRP, or 7828 SSC.

Keep up the good work and let us know! I'd also love to see what the 210 VLD's would do.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:19 AM
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Re: 230gr VLD LAZZERONI 7.82(.308)WarbirdŽ

Mudrunner ,,,,,

I agree, I really like a hunting load when it shoots sub one inch 3-shot groups at 300 yards, like I did 2 weeks ago with the Lazz 9.53 Saturn and the 350gr Matchking, NP3 coated,,,,

but first I needed to get the "bragging rights" speed issue out of the way, with the Berger 230gr, especially on this board ,, LOL ,,,,,,

I am going to shoot the load the way it is now at 1,000 yards on the morning of December 14th, right after I shoot the big Saturn at 1,000Y ,,,,,,

THEN, I am going to purchase a 1000 or so of the Berger 230gr bullets, and have them NP3 coated, switch to IMR-7828 powder instead of reloader 33, reduce the speed just a little, and see if I can shrink the 300 yard group below an inch ,,,,,,

what I like most of all is that way back in 1995 I had the foresight (BLIND LUCK) to have designed all of the Lazzeroni cartridge chamber throats so that I can seat all of these long VLD bullets, up against the barrel lands, and still get 3 of them down into the mag box, of the standard Lazzeroni model 2012 rifle ,,,,,

now we have the best of both worlds ,,,,,
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:25 AM
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Re: 230gr VLD LAZZERONI 7.82(.308)WarbirdŽ

Awesome! I look forward to hearing your findings. Keep me updated. Also, don't gorget about the 215 Hybrids, for the folks might want a little but more speed.

Also, I can't wait to see expansion tests (gel) and wet newspaper tests to see how that Hybrid is doing in the Warbird.
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Re: 230gr VLD LAZZERONI 7.82(.308)WarbirdŽ

What is the case capacity, in water grains, of a Lazzeroni 7.82 Warbird? QL shows it as being 121.5 water grains, is this accurate?
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Re: 230gr VLD LAZZERONI 7.82(.308)WarbirdŽ

Awesome...........see we told ya there is somethin there, you outta be able to tune that in to well within 1/2 moa. My only question is where did ya get the 230 bergers, been lookin along time now and notta, I cant seem to find any...
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