Thanks for the info Dakor. I will try the powder you have suggested. I use VV-N165 in my 6.5x284, I would like to use Vihtivori in my 6-284. Do you know of anyone using Vihtivori powder in this caliber. I have heard good things about R-19 and R-22, so I will diffently try those. I will also use Norma Brass, it's great stuff. I use Norma brass for my 220 Swift aswell. I use Lupa Brass for my 223, 6.5x284 and 338 Lupa Magnum Improved. I've learned throughout the years that quality brass is the way to go. I know it's more expensive, but it pays off in the long run. Thanks for the info, and if you have any load suggestions let me know.
Bush, yes those 87grn V-MAX's are explosive on varmints. I shoot the 50grn V-MAX out of my 223 at around 3200 FPS and they due some serious damage on varmints. The Ballistic Tips seem to be just as explosive, but I still give the edge to the V-MAX bullets when it comes to the red mist factor. I have heard that the 87grn V-MAX has a BC of .400, is this true. My friend uses the 87grn V-MAX out of his 6mm Ackley Improved and that thing is deadly accurate. Are the 88 and 90grn Bergers the MEF type for varmints, or are they the tagret type (VLD). I have heard good things about Berger bullets, but I have never used them. What is the BC for the 88grn and 90grn Bergers.
Yes the BC of the 87 V Max is quoted as .400 .
The Berger 90 gn is their boattail design with a BC of .410 from memory . The 88gn is what they call a low drag . Has a flat base and a BC around .360 I think . Check their website .
IMHO Bergers are a step up in terms of accuracy from the Noslers and Hornadys .Pretty explosive too . The bullets above are not MEF . Those have lower BC's .
Basically Berger have the following designations -Match , Maximum Expansion Factor , Low Drag , Length Tolerant and Very Low Drag . All are supposed to be match grade .
The 80gn match is the most accurate 6mm bullet I have tried .
With every load that I have tried in my 6MM Remington, the sierra 70 grain match was always more accurate than the 75 grain vmax and the 87 grain Vmax. When I would get a load that would show promise with the Hornaday bullets I would shoot it out to 550 yards, and the Sierra 70 grain would still have superior accuracy at that distance. I have not tried the bergers, but I hear nothing but good reviews.
the 88gr Berger comes in two forms an LD with a B.C.of .395 or a MEF with a B.C. of .341 the 90grain is a boat tail with a B.C. of .410 Berger suggests all 3 bullets use a 1-10" twist. I have shot the 90's out of a 1-12" 6Ackley and on a nice warm day with no humidity they shoot very well at long range,drop the temp. 10 degrees and add a few clouds and they keyhole at 100yds and dont go much farther. Berger also makes a 95gr VLD with a B.C. of .524 that is very explosive on varmints but it needs a 1-9"
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Bush, thanks for the info regarding the bullet information. I can't wait to shoot the 87grn V-MAX at squirrels. I have also made a change to my barrel, I was originally going with a 28" barrel, but I changed it to be 30" in length. This should help out with some more velocity. Once again, thanks for the info.
UcleB, I will also try the 88grn MEF out aswell. I will also try the 80grn Ballsitic Tip. I have had really good luck with ballistic tips in the past. Has anybody used the 80grn Nosler Ballistic tip and does anybody know thw BC of this bullet.