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Unread 01-25-2010, 03:04 PM
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Re: Berger VLD Question???

If you are shooting at 250 yards or less a BT is a waste and in almost every instance will not shoot as well as a FB. The BT pills are not finished stabilizing.

Why do you think that the 100 and 200 yard BR guys do not use them??????
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    Unread 01-25-2010, 07:32 PM
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    I didn't know that Boss thanks. Went out today and tested it out at 300yds. Didn't do as well as id hoped. Shot around the 3'' groups with almost all the loads I tried. Must be my seating depth I guess. What do you guys think I should try. Im pretty sure my gun likes the retumbo better. I chrony it today and I was getting just under 3000fps with 92gr so I can probably bump it up a couple grains. My oal is 3.658 which puts me .133 off the lands at mag length and I cant go any longer so if anything jump them farther but I dont want a single shot. I dont know what to do.... Any help would be appreciated!
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    Re: Berger VLD Question???

    Berger some times shoot better backed away from the lands. back-away from the lands . 40 thousands give it a try 3 shoot group. Call Berger they will give you more info. They are very helpful. Good luck.
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    Re: Berger VLD Question???

    I was just curious how you came up with 40 thousands? Is it a random number or is there a reason? Thanks for the help
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    Re: Berger VLD Question???

    I just returned from the range today and here are some of the results. These are 5 shot groups with 190 vld 80.7 gn ramshot magnum .25 off the lands 26 inch tube 300WM These are 1 inch dots


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    Unread 01-26-2010, 12:11 AM
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    Re: Berger VLD Question???

    Take some big swings at the seating depth. Some rifles like it all the way out to .120, some into the lands, and some inbetween. Be patient and keep the barrel cool.
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    Unread 01-26-2010, 12:19 AM
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    Re: Berger VLD Question???

    Im already at .133 off the lands. If anything it will be farther. Can you seat bullets too far from the lands. The freebore in this thing is frustrating.....
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