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Berger 270 150 VLD

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Unread 05-21-2008, 10:41 AM
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What is the BC on the 140 and 150 grain VLD's I was thinking about loading some up in my .270 Win and giving them a try.
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    Unread 05-23-2008, 12:04 AM
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    BC

    Dave, The 150 VLD has a .545 BC. I haven't tried the 140's, but there probably a little less than that. I do want to try them. I started with the 150's, thinking I could use the 270 WSM as a back-up for deer and elk.
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    I was very disappointed at the published BC of the berger 150.

    Sure wish it were higher.:(
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    150 Vld

    Roy, I was under the impression that .545 was pretty good for that small of a bullet. What are you comparing it to. I'd like to try something different, with a high BC.
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    FYI, the Berger 6.5MM 140grain VLD has a published BC of 0.640 and the 7MM 168 grain VLD has a published BC of 0.643.

    So the 270 cal 150 grain VLD BC of 0.545 seems a bit low ...compared to the 6.5 and 7MM ...
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    I agree w/dwm.

    I'll get some and develop the drop chart and see what the actual bc is.

    the .5 bc isn't much better than other manufacter's bullets
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    I have been using the Nosler 140 accubond in my 270wsm with good accuracy results. I tried Richards wildcat 150grn bullets, and could not get them to group at all. The BC of the nosler is advertised at .496. I have found that to be close and not too high. I ended up using about .490 to get accurate drop data in my environment. I also was not impressed with the advertised BC of the berger. with a VLD nose, extra 10grns, and longer boattail, I figured it would be closer to .600, (if the Nosler .496 is close to accurate for the 140grn). I would love to hear some real world drop data at 1k yards.

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