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Unread 07-11-2010, 02:24 PM
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6mm 105 berger vld hunting

I have a 27" pac nor barrel 8 twist rem 700 trued action 6mm-270wsm. I am loading the 105 berger vld hunting with 60 grains of rl 25. I was at the range yesterday to sight in at 100 yds. I couldn't even get to target without blow up. I want to use for long range mule deer hunting. Should I use the 105 target with thicker jacket. Chronagraph 3450 fps.
This blows up the a-max too.
Would really appreciate any suggestions from long range hunters.

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Jim
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    Unread 07-11-2010, 02:44 PM
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    Re: 6mm 105 berger vld hunting

    You mean the bullets are comming apart? I dont know as much as some guys but maybe try the Accubond or a barns offering I think they can be pushed faster but maybe there is something else going on.
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    Re: 6mm 105 berger vld hunting

    Try re-barreling for 270wsm which is an excellent round for long range mule deer hunting. You will be very happy with it then.

    joseph

    PS: I believe that the hunting & match .105gr. VLDs have the same Berger stock number.

    http://forum.gon.com/showthread.php?t=541991&highlight=

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    Re: 6mm 105 berger vld hunting

    The Bergers will not tolerate much more than 3250 fps. You can try the target bullets and might get more velocity but I doubt that you can get them to 3450. The next best option is to go to the next heavier bullets such at the 115 Berger or DTAC. This will reduce your velocities down to about what they can tolerate and then you may need to drop the velocity just a little more. The 115s are great long range hunting bullets. They have worked very well for me.

    You can also try the 107 gr Sierra MKs which will tolerate a lot more velocity than the Bergers.
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    Re: 6mm 105 berger vld hunting

    Thanks, I already have a 270 wsm, I guess I just want to be a little different. Buffalobob, will the 8 twist stablize the 115 berger.

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    Re: 6mm 105 berger vld hunting

    Yes it will stabilize it just fine. I have killed two antelope with it in a 8 twist barrel at ranges beyond 1000 yards.
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    Re: 6mm 105 berger vld hunting

    The SMK will take a lot more than the Bergers.
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