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View Poll Results: Favorite bullet for Long range Factory .244-.338
Nosler Accubond 20 23.81%
Barns TSX/Tripple shock 6 7.14%
SMK 13 15.48%
A-Max 12 14.29%
Nosler E-Tip 1 1.19%
Berger VLD 26 30.95%
Other 6 7.14%
Voters: 84. This poll is closed

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Poll: Favorite LR bullet Factory barrel

 
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:19 AM
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Poll: Favorite LR bullet Factory barrel

I am planning on complimenting my other research with a poll specifically for factory rifles. Please - only for factory rifles.

Thanks.
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Old 02-07-2009, 03:07 PM
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Re: Poll: Favorite LR bullet Factory barrel

Hmmm... so far the VLD's are getting higher praise from factory rifle shooters than I anticipated. I am assuming that either the freebore in most factory rifles allows them to stay within 0.120" of the lands or that the VLD's shoot better than expected with freebore in excess of 0.120".

One of the reasons for the survey was that My Tikka will not allow The unfired cartidge to eject cartridges seated close to lands w/o taking the bolt out using a 180 Nosler AB with a Tangent ogive, much less a VLD w/ a secant ogive!

Anyone getting good results from VLD's with 0.25" or better Freebore???
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:04 PM
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Re: Poll: Favorite LR bullet Factory barrel

They shoot great in my 300 (190 vld's) and two 30-378 (210 vld's) Weatherbys with freebore. I just load them as long as I can and still smoothly cycle them through the mag box. Not sure exactly but they are not even close to the lands.
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:35 AM
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Re: Poll: Favorite LR bullet Factory barrel

"other"

Nosler Ballistic Tips

Cheap, accurate, high BC, great terminal performance.
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Old 02-21-2009, 04:25 PM
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Re: Poll: Favorite LR bullet Factory barrel

Other,

I like Sierra GameKings they shoot very well and hold together in the Cartridges I Load for.

Nosler Bal- Tips work good too.

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Old 02-25-2009, 12:20 AM
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Re: Poll: Favorite LR bullet Factory barrel

I recently accurized my 300 WSM Vangaurd. I shot it in last weekend with a group using Barnes 180TS with the blue tips at an average velocity of 3034 fps and shot a one hole group at 100 yards. It measured 3/8"
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Old 03-06-2009, 07:14 AM
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Re: Poll: Favorite LR bullet Factory barrel

I had the best luck with the A max(208gr) out of my savage 110 300WM.I tried Matchkings,accubonds and Amax's,and the Amax's shot the best for me.I should have my rifle back next week after getting it re chambered to a 7mm WSM.The first bullet I will try is going to be a 162gr Amax.
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