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Unread 05-07-2010, 07:40 PM
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berger vld hunting 6mm 115 gr.

I have a rem 700 with pac nor 6 wsm 28" 1-8 barrel. will it stablize the 115 grain berger. I tried the 105 gr a-max, it vaporized those.

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    Re: berger vld hunting 6mm 115 gr.

    Is it a WSM or WSSM? Just curious if its a wildcat using a 270 WSM brass (or similiar) or using the actual 243 WSSM brass.

    .243 is 6mm.

    just curious if it is a screaming wildcat.
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    Re: berger vld hunting 6mm 115 gr.

    The 115 Berger in a 1-8 twist barrel will not tolerate velocities much above 3250 fps. I do not know the lowest speed that stabilizes it but it should be stable around 3000 fps.
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    Re: berger vld hunting 6mm 115 gr.

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    The 115 Berger in a 1-8 twist barrel will not tolerate velocities much above 3250 fps. I do not know the lowest speed that stabilizes it but it should be stable around 3000 fps.

    I've had them from 3000 up to 3300. BB is right above 3250 they go to sh!t.

    My barrel is a 1-8 broughton. 3175 is my sweet spot.
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    Re: berger vld hunting 6mm 115 gr.

    Its a 6mm based on 270 wsm. I am getting 3450 with 62 grs RL 25 and 105 gr bergers. I want to use the vld 115 match grade hunting.
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    Re: berger vld hunting 6mm 115 gr.

    I would say use the 107 SMK and push it as hard as you want. SMK's seem to hold up to the punishment of velocity.

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    Re: berger vld hunting 6mm 115 gr.

    Cool, this is the first 6mm short mag I ever even heard of.

    A-max and VLD tend to blow up in the air above 3200fps, have heard of success up to 3300fps but 3450fps is very impressive if the 115 VLD are still holding together.

    Sierra 107 sounds like a good next bullet to try.

    Good luck.
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