I got a box of Bergers 210g VLD for my 300 RUM to try out for accuracy. I think I'll test them at 200 or 300 yards. Dont have any data for 210g bullets, so I thought I would ask and see what people are using for the 210's?? I am usally using H-1000 in my RUM, but I do have a little Retumbo as well. I will probly load them up today and go shoot tomorrow. Was just hoping to get a few responses as to where I should start for an accuracy load. Thanks.
I'll have to look, but I think I was shooting 94.5 gr of Retumbo behind a 210 gr. This load was a little hot. Once I shoot what I have loaded I won't load them this hot again. Shoots good though, .5" @ 100 yds.
Thanks guys. I loaded up a couple test rounds with each powder tonight. I loaded up 86 and 87 grains of H1000. As well as 89 and 90 grains of Retumbo. I dont know if I'll be able to cronograph anymore, its around 25 degrees and my crony dont work under about 35. Hopefully I can get around 3100fps with .5 MOA What kinda velocity were you guys getting? Where were you seating the bullet in relation to the lands?
I don't have a chrono, sorry wish I could help you there. I started with them jammed .020 into the lands. Judging from how these shot and from other experiences I have read, I think the bergers definitely need to be in the lands a bit. I haven't messed with the bergers since that, I'm sure tuning that seating depth would have brought some smaller groups. They were grouping around 1" at 320, so definitely a good load but I wanted something for hunting season I could kill deer with so I quit playing with the berger and went to the matchking.
If I could get 1" at 300 yards I would be a happy camper. I will even be pretty happy with 1 1/2". Usually if my load will shoot 2 inches at 300, I'll save it as a pet load. Keep in mind I'm shooting factory rifles with nothing more then trigger jobs and free floating barrels. Really wish I could see what I could do with a custom job. Will have one coming soon soon.
Mine were some 210 gr Wildcats. They were seated .010" off the lands. I was getting about 3290 fps out of a 30' Lilja. Again, this load is too hot. Problem is, this is where my accuracy was. I would have had to drop down to about 3100 fps to find another accuracy node. When I worked up this load I was still a little to caught up w/speed.