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Old 02-27-2008, 07:52 PM
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Berger VLD load for 300 RUM

Looking at playing with the Berger VLD's in my 300 RUM. I have heard that the 168's are the way to go, but what bullet, powder, grain of powder are you having success with? Brand new to reloading so bear with me. This will primarily be a Coues deer rifle, with some elk and mule deer mixed in. I am a little concerned with the 168's for elk, but can build a whole new round if need be if the 168's do indeed fly best. Accuracy is far more important to me than is velocity. My rifle is a Christensen Arms with a 26" bull barrel. Thanks in advance for the help, any and all input is appreciated.

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Old 02-27-2008, 10:04 PM
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300 rum

Get 168-210 grain and try them. From what I have broswed on this forum, people will say go with the 210s.
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:56 AM
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Might wanna check you BC numbers on the 210s again. The 168 is great if you are shooting a 308 win. But thoses big magnums really show what they got when you shoot the long , heavy, bullets. If your rifle has a 1-10 twist your good to go. They would work on everything just fine and you wouldnt need multiple drop charts.
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:29 AM
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JPRITT, I was a little surprised when people told me they recommended the 168 for the very reason you brought up. Just what I heard from a couple people. I'd much rather have one all around load - that's the reason i bought the RUM in the first place.
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:02 PM
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I use 96g Retumbo and the Berger 210 VLD. Shoots very well. I only have a 600y range here so haven't tried it any further. It'll shoot through a 1/2" mild steet plate at the 600y line...
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:14 PM
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Thanks Stormrider. The Retumbo seems popular. What's a typical group?
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IIt'll shoot through a 1/2" mild steet plate at the 600y line...
That's what I'm talking about!
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:10 PM
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I called Berger bullets and then sent Walt Berger an email asking about the 168 VLD. Walt himself sent me a quick reply for my 300 WM with load info suggesting I use the 168 VLD for my rifle. If I were you, I would call and also send him an email. He's a super nice guy who will spend the time to answer your questions. Just a suggestion.
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