Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics


berger match 185

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 11-14-2010, 09:13 PM
Gold Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SW MT or noVA
Posts: 986
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...
"Out of range" is a theoretical concept as far as I'm concerned. Send it!
Reply With Quote

Unread 11-15-2010, 02:07 AM
Bronze Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: just east of memphis, tn
Posts: 61
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
Reply With Quote
Unread 11-15-2010, 05:18 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: rathdrum, id.
Posts: 5,268
Re: berger match 185

Originally Posted by mphstigerfan View Post
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
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: berger match 185
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Berger VLD vs Berger Match Hunting VLD SWALI Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 34 08-30-2012 06:06 PM
7mm Berger Match / 7mm Sierra Match FFEMT Reloading Equipment and Components 0 09-03-2011 07:58 PM
Berger Match VLD .338 cal Kaintuckee Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 2 12-28-2008 12:05 PM
500 Berger 80 Gr match 223 bullets BountyHunter Reloading Equipment and Components 0 09-24-2007 06:17 PM
Berger Match Bullets waylon Reloading 1 06-01-2005 05:41 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:48 AM.

All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC