Re: 300 Win Mag: 200 Accubond or 210 Berger VLD?
I have been shooting 210 VLD's in my 300 wby/.330 neck for a long time. I can't load to the lands and fit the mag, so for a long time I loaded two different lengths. I finaly got sick of it. I did a pretty extensive test shooting both long and short. I shot seperate groups, I shot them into the same group, I chronographed them, and for the life of me I can't see any difference. Now the gun weighs around 10 pounds and I don't use a brake, so maybe in theory it will shoot better loaded into the lands, but not in practice.
Now, my comp guns....no competition......jamed shoots better.
The only worry I have about loading into the lands is that I don't use much neck tension and I have had bullets stick in the lands when I try to eject loaded rounds......so be carfull!!!