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Old 02-08-2006, 06:43 PM
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Re: 6mm 105 Berger VLD

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I have a 6mm-284 also ,I loved shooting the berger 105's but if I pushed them past 3200fps they blow up coming out the muzzle ,so I switched to the 107gr SMK's with no problems and have shot rockchucks out to 1515yds with this combo.
The problem with my rifle is that it has a 3 groove barrel that is much tougher on a bullet than a 4,5,6 groove barrel. dont buy too many and try both. the berger perform's much like a varmint bullet at close range (because of the thin skinned J4 jacket) and at 1000yds out the SMK's perform like FMJ's (because they are so heavily constructed) they both have pluses and minuses so see what gun likes. dont waste your time with trying 105 A-Max's the b.c. is too low and they come apart hitting a blade of grass at 6mm-284 vel.
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Old 02-08-2006, 07:54 PM
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Re: 6mm 105 Berger VLD

He's right about the v max.I shot them in my 6mm (87 grain) and theres a 1/2 plywood board behind my house that we put targets on at 100 yards that sits on the ground, and the other day while shooting there was a cardboard box behinde the borad and the v max was passing throught the plywood and putting a hold in the box that my sons base ball will go throught.@ 3300 FPS
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Old 02-09-2006, 10:10 AM
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Re: 6mm 105 Berger VLD

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.....the other day while shooting there was a cardboard box behinde the borad and the v max was passing throught the plywood and putting a hold in the box that my sons base ball will go throught.@ 3300 FPS

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Isn't that what you want in a varmint bullet?
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Old 02-09-2006, 10:43 AM
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Re: 6mm 105 Berger VLD

UncleB I have a 6 groove and I have shot the 95 Berger VLD all the way up to 3500fps and they held up so I am hoping the 105 will hold up at a slower speed. I really do not plan on driving them to fast probably around the 3200 to 3250fps range. I will just have to see what they like. I always have the 95 VLD to fall back on and they have a very high bc and shoot well in my rifle. I figured the 107 would be to hard for those real long shots that is why I am looking at the berger. Rock chucks to 1500+ yards? Wow now that is some shooting and people say you need the big stuff for long range. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Thanks again for the info everyone. I plan on load testing this weekend I will let you what I find out.
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Old 02-17-2006, 10:22 PM
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Re: 6mm 105 Berger VLD

Well after some playing around here is a pic of a 3 shot group I shot at 305 yards. The temp was 18 degrees I had a 5-8MPH wind from the 7 to 8 o'clock position from my back to the target. The load was 51.0gr of IMR-7828 with a 210 Fed Primer. The load was shooting 3260fps with a SD of 7.1 and a ES of 12.8. I do not know what happend on the second shot it could be because I used new brass. Yeah thats it I will blame the brass. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] First and third shots are right where they should be. Do you guys think this is a good load to test out to 1000 yards? I probably could get another 100 to 150fps faster but is it worth it what do you guys think? This load has no pressure at all Primer pockets were just as tight as when the brass was unfired. Here is the pic below.
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Old 02-17-2006, 11:42 PM
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Re: 6mm 105 Berger VLD

I seem to get the same problems quite often with a "flyer" or thrown out shot. It makes you scratch your head thats for sure. I would say go ahead and try it since your ES is really good.
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Old 02-18-2006, 12:52 PM
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Re: 6mm 105 Berger VLD

Hey Dakor ,

FWIW my 243AI load using a 107smk @ 3050 is showing to have around 750 ftlbs at 800 yds using the exbal program. Through the lungs should equal a dead deer to at least that .

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