Re: 7mm 180gr SMK 1:9?
I use the 180gr SMK in a 1:9 Krieger 24" on a PGWDTI Coyote platform in 7 wsm. The only difference I have seen between it and the 180gr Berger VLD is that I get a bit more speed out of the SMK, the Berger is more sensitive to seating depth and the accuracy is the same in my rifle.
The SMK will hold 1/2 moa when I'm doing my part out to 1000m.
I won't spend much time trying to figure out Bergers anymore, if I find something that shoots that's great but I don't try make them work, I just go to the SMKs, they always work.
Life is short... Lets go kill something