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22. cal vld

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Unread 04-12-2002, 01:12 PM
 
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22. cal vld

who makesthe best 22. cal vld bullet
i have heard that jlk makes a good one but cant find any info

thanks tony
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    Unread 04-13-2002, 09:18 PM
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    Re: 22. cal vld

    I really love the Berger 80 grain VLD bullets. Rifles are individuals and mine seems to strongley prefer the Bergers.
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    Unread 04-16-2002, 11:17 PM
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    Re: 22. cal vld

    Bruce, what twist rate do you need for that bullet? Rufous.
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    Unread 04-17-2002, 08:41 AM
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    Re: 22. cal vld

    hey rufous,
    have a 22250 ack. with 7 twist,shoots berger and jlk 80 gr. extremely well,also does well with jlk 90 gr.. really don't need 7 twist for 80s. rpm's get to be a problem when over 3500 fps. still when you slow down a bit they work extremely well. for some reason seem to be able to push jlk faster than berger, before rpm gets them. if i was going to do it again probably go with 22br, or 22ppc.

    don
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    Unread 05-03-2002, 02:52 PM
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    Re: 22. cal vld

    My rifle is a 1-8 twist, which is what Berger recommends for that bullet at 22-250 velocities. If I were shooting it in a 223 I would definitely go to a 1-7 twist barrel.
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    Unread 05-04-2002, 01:19 AM
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    Re: 22. cal vld

    Like Bruce, I like Berger VLDs. I shoot them in my AR-15 service rifle from 200-600 yards. 70 gr VLDs for 2-300 rapid fire & 80s for 5-600. The 70s do tolerate jump well seated at magazine length. Both have provided me with some very high scores (when I do my part, which is rare enough [img]images/icons/blush.gif[/img]).

    The rifle is a Colt receiver with a 1:7.8" Obermeyer 20" service rifle barrel & iron sights, built by Bill Wylde. JLK does make a 90 gr VLD that has a good reputation, but I've not shot any.

    Powell River Laboratory makes a dense alloy VLD the same size & basic shape as a Sierra 80, but the super dense core brings its weight up to 107 gr! They don't normally sell to the general public (I asked). [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img]
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