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Old 02-29-2008, 07:19 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.

I had the same positive experience with Walt Berger. I'm using the 168 VLD with Ram Shot Mag and my gun loves the combination.
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:58 PM
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It's my understanding the Sierra's have a slightly thicker wall then the Berger's. So, why not meplat the bullet tip of the Sierra's so they expand on contact better, and you will have the best of both worlds.
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:48 PM
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See, I told ya I could be wrong. I got those BC #s from my exbal pocket pc. Guess there is a discrepency between exbal and the manufactures websites.
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Old 03-01-2008, 06:57 PM
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It's my understanding the Sierra's have a slightly thicker wall then the Berger's. So, why not meplat the bullet tip of the Sierra's so they expand on contact better, and you will have the best of both worlds.
I thought the meplat was the tip of the bullet? Are you saying to modify the meplat of the Sierra? Over my head if so.
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Old 03-01-2008, 08:02 PM
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I heard the SMK's got a different ogive design. If you want a higher BC you can always point the meplat.
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:11 PM
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Kevin,

You have read my $.02 before on these bullets. I love them and I think that 168 is the perfect all around bullet. Your RUM should be pushing the bullet about the same as my 300 Wby Mag, I'd guess. The BC on the 168 VLD is higher than most 30 cal 180 gr. bullets. Anyhow, I am using IMR 7828 and 215 primers.... The gun is shooting them well. Good luck.

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Old 03-06-2008, 11:25 PM
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Kevin,

You have read my $.02 before on these bullets. I love them and I think that 168 is the perfect all around bullet. Your RUM should be pushing the bullet about the same as my 300 Wby Mag, I'd guess. The BC on the 168 VLD is higher than most 30 cal 180 gr. bullets. Anyhow, I am using IMR 7828 and 215 primers.... The gun is shooting them well. Good luck.

CnS
Thanks CnS. I think I'm going to mess around with both the 168's and the 210's. The BC on the 210's is waaaaaaaaay too tempting not to play with. Especially since i should be able to get about 3100 fps safely. Walt Berger sent me some great info on both, which i'd be happy to pass along to anyone who is interested.
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