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Unread 03-02-2010, 06:25 PM
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Re: JLK Bullets

You know, you could use the Hornady A-max. It has a pretty sturdy jacket, plus the 162grn. SST (both have a BC of .625). It will open up about like an A-max but a little more controled. They will both open better than an accubond. Like I said, you should be able to really push as hard as you want. The other option is the 175 SMK.

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Unread 03-02-2010, 07:15 PM
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I have shot JLK's off and on for hunting for several years. They work great. Mostly the .243 105's and the .264 140's but they have performed flawlessly. I shoot the 105's out of a 6mmx284 at 3330 and the 140's in a 6.5-06 Ackley at 3080. With Berger changing the design of their bullets every 6 months I have switched to the JLK's exclusively. I have shot a few of the 7mm 180's and they seem to shoot right with the Bergers. The one thing I have noticed with the JLK's is that you have to add about .5 grains of powder over the Bergers to get the same Velocity. JLK's seem to shoot a little flatter at yardage as well
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Unread 03-02-2010, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Cougarfan View Post
Berger does make the 7mm's with 2 different jackets, I believe!

yes but im sure Kirby tried the one with the thicker jacket.
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Unread 03-04-2010, 01:02 AM
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Yeah I guess I can't have it all! But we sure do try don't we..

I don't know for sure if Kirby has tested the thicker jacket one but I'd be willing to guess that he has.
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Unread 03-04-2010, 03:47 PM
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Has anyone tried berger 180 gr all ready loaded form hornady? I beleve thats ho makes them for best of the west. The reasen i asked is i order a 111 long range hunter in a savage for grandson the barrel is 9.5 twist 26''. I would like to see if they will work in the 9.5 twist. Some people say the 180 will work some say they woun't in a 9.5 barrel ? Thanks Joe
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Unread 03-04-2010, 06:50 PM
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Hunt Shack is who loads the 180 Bergers for Best of the West. You should be okay shooting them in a 9.5 Twist.
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