Originally Posted by Supertrucker
All the hype on the Bergers as hunting bullets had me try them out in my 7STW. The velocity was around 3050 with H1000 and RL22 (max book). From what I've read, people are doing this with a 7 mag.
My rifle, which is a semi custom Rem 700 Sendero with McMillan stock, Holland lug & brake, Badger bolt knob and Timney trigger. It shoots under half inch with 120 Ballistic tips and 160 Accubonds and has on several occasions put three through the same hole.
Now here's my dilema. My rifle is extremly long throated and the Berger 168VLD's won't do better than an inch. Am I crazy to have it re-barreled and have the new barrel throated to shoot the Bergers? I also need them to fit the magazine.
Would I be better off re-barrelling to a 7mag?
I think you answered your on question.
Stay with the accubond if it shoots that well.
Years ago I tried the hornady match bullets because they had a longer ojive and a reported
higher BC than the 168 gr SMK.
Much to my surprise they did not shoot as flat at the same velocity and not as good as the
SMK's , So why biuld a rifle for one bullet when you can get good results with lot of bullets,
I use and like the bergers but the rifles get to chose which brand of bullet they like as long
as they work for the intended use.
I found the ballistic tip and the accubond to be very very close to the match king in accuracy
and performance is outstanding on game.
I have used a many different bullets in my 50 years of shooting and hunting and the accubond
is now my new favorite all around bullet.
It's just my opinion !
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