First let me apologize for taking so long to test these bullets. It has just been a little crazy this summer helping others with load work ups and tuning rifles. But the reports will now come in.
All I can say is Holy Crap!!! I hear all this doo doo about Bergers taking many rounds to tune
.. Well.. that is only true if you consider 6 alot of rounds.
I loaded 3 rounds with H-1000 seated -.040" off the lans. I backed off 4 gr from my 210 VLD load and loaded 3 stepping up 1 gr each shot. These 3 shots, from a clean, unfired cold bore, and with 1 gr difference in charges, shot a group size of .402" c/c. I seen that the top charge was close to or maybe right at max pressure, but bolt lift was smooth, so I loaded 3 more at that charge -.040" off the lans, and made a slight zero adjustment. Shot those 3 off a harris bipod and a rear bag prone. Group size was .190" c/c ES at this time was 7.... I was done! But I wanted to correct the zero 1 click so I loaded 3 more. Huge pilot error on the first shot with a poor break of the trigger. Then shot the two left. These 3 even with the nut behind the bolt pulling one, shot a 3 shot group of .682" the two good break's went into a figure 8 hole of .216 c/c. 6 shot ES was now 9.
Now here is what excites me. Average veocity for those 6 with ES of 9 was 3035 fps across my Oehler 35.
Run some drift, energy and retained velocity numbers on this old 300 win with a 215 at 3035fps and a BC of G1 .696 and G7 .356. That will make some 7mm boys cry...
I will post some pics tonight. of the target.
I will take this info and get it loaded into Bryans AB program and tomorrow I will be confirming drops to 1200 yards.
Then I have some Wy. and MT. test media tags known as Pallamino Speed Goats. I plan to take some goats both near and far to see how these bullets perform on real meat and bone. If all looks good we will take a some Elk with them later.
McMillan Laz Thumbhole stock pillar bedded.
Defiance Rebel Action
Broughton 5C Sendero contour 1 in 10 twist 28" long fluted by Broughton and a JP brake
Jewell Trigger @ 1lb
Near 30 moa light weight base and NF ULW rings
Nightforce NXS 5.5~22X56 NP-R2
Harris 9~13" swivel bipod with a pod lock
weight of above package 11.6 lbs