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Old 11-14-2010, 09:13 PM
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Re: berger match 185

Because my .308 simply doesn't like VLDs. I have tried just about every possible seating depth with numerous primers, cases, and 4 different weight VLD bullets.

The tangent ogive bullets are much easier to get to shoot accurately, and I'm still looking for a bullet to replace the 208gr A-max I used to shoot.

I assume mphstigerfan has similar issues, and even if not, sayin just shoot a different bullet isn't very helpful...
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:07 AM
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Re: berger match 185

The 168 vld shot my best 100 us group ever but I think it's a bit light. The 190 vld did ok at 100 with 7828. The difference was at 300 the 185 was shooting 2" and the 190 wasn't even close
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Re: berger match 185

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My rifle loves the 168 vld and shot some great groups including a .09" but I felt I need more bc and thought I might like the terminal ballistics of a heavier bullet better. worked with 190 vlds and got 1/2-3/4" with 7828. Then a friend suggested the 185 bt and it has shot some groups under 1/2" with rl19. When I stretched it out to 300 the 185 outshot the 190 by a good margin. Which brings us to my concern about what it will do on game. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
If you are talking about the target bullets with thicker jackets, chances of expansion at longer ranges is very doubtful. Since longer range is what I assume you are interested in, I would definitely use the thinner skinned hunting bullet......Rich
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