70 Vld Berger bullet
I just wanted to post a little info and to thank Berger Bullets for making a fine product. I went to the range today with my new Brux barrel, 30-inch, 10-twist, four-groove, 224 caliber chambered in 22-6mm Remington. I was trying out a couple of bullets, the 68-grain BTHP from Hornady and the 70-grain VLD HP from Berger over H4831SC. Both bullets shot best with 47 to 48 grains of powder. I shot six groups with the Hornady that averaged .404 at 100 yards. Not bad but all groups but one was two in a hole and one out. When I shot the first group with the Bergers, I knew things were looking up. I shot three groups that averaged .201 and the smallest was .138. All nine groups were three-shot groups. I can't wait to try this little booger at 600 yards. 47.5 grains of H4831SC gave 3644 FPS. This will be a flat shooting round. I went up to 49 grains, but the groups started opening up as the velocity got over 3700 FPS. This is my first experience with Berger even though I have been reloading for 35 years. Something tells me that I will be looking into a lot more of their bullets.