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Old 01-27-2013, 02:16 PM
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190 Berger 30-378

I made the fatal mistake of going into the local gun shop right before Christmas. They had a used Weatherby Mark V Accumark 30-378 with a Swarovski 4 x 12-50 scope. The shop owner told me the previous owner sighted it in and never did anything after that. I went back after Christmas and it was still there, so I put a deposit on it. It's coming home soon, like this week.

Anyways got some 210 Bergers on order, but have 146 Berger 190 VLD's on hand that I would like to develope a load with. After running some numbers through Quickload it looks like 100.5 gns of H-1000 is a good starting place. Any thoughts?

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Tom
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:13 PM
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Re: 190 Berger 30-378

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Old 01-28-2013, 07:14 PM
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Re: 190 Berger 30-378

Tom, I have loaded many of the 210's in several 30-378's with h-1000 and a fed 215 Primer in Wby brass.

My go to load with the 210's is 98 gr of H-1000 and seating them at 3.800" so they will cycle through the mag box of the Accumark.


So your proposed 100.5 gr load with 190's should be right in there. But I would start below and work up as powder lots do vary in pressure.

Note my 210 load of 98 gr was not a hot load and I could have gone higher. But best accuracy was there and brass life was very good even in the soft wby brass.

Jeff

PS: The 210 load was used to take the elk below that is holding up my Accumark 30-378
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:12 PM
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Re: 190 Berger 30-378

If you ever decide to sell them 146 190gr Bergers to buy more 210s let me know i have 300 rum that loves them!!
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:17 AM
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Re: 190 Berger 30-378

Thanks Jeff, I'm anxious to try your load. A good friend loads his 30-378 at 100 grains of H-1000 because that number is easy for him to remember. It shoots pretty good out of both of his guns, but there is ALLWAYS room for improvement and nothing like a good azz kicking at the range.

mag_guy, my wife fusses at me because I don't get rid of stuff
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:08 AM
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Re: 190 Berger 30-378

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mag_guy, my wife fusses at me because I don't get rid of stuff
Lol same!! I think she gave up now though
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