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Unread 06-09-2008, 11:25 PM
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New Berger VLD's

I have now purchased 4 different lots of bullets in two weights from Berger and I'm happy to report that the new dies and/or procedures for bullet making have made all the difference in the world. These new bullets vary less than .002" in bearing surface and two of the lots I bought vary zero! Not one bullet in a box of 100 had any variation at all! Gone are the days of having to buy 500 Bergers and spending a day sorting them all into length batches. Now you can buy them and load them it seems.

I have several smaller calibers on order and I will see if they are improved as well and report back.
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    Thanks for the info.
    I've been shooting the Bergers out of my 220 swift and am quit pleased with the accuracy.
    I believe they are coming out with some 338 VLD offerings this summer?
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    Within the last month I purchased and measured the bearing surface on 100 - 7mm 168 gr VLDs and 100 - 308 210 gr VLDs and had less than 0.002" difference on all 100 bullets in each box of bullets. I was dumbfounded.

    I was so impressed that I ordered 2 more boxes of the 308 210s and I am hoping they will be the same. Sounds like they will be, even if they're from a different lot. Neat! Thanks for posting your findings.
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    Within the last month I purchased and measured the bearing surface on 100 - 7mm 168 gr VLDs and 100 - 308 210 gr VLDs and had less than 0.002" difference on all 100 bullets in each box of bullets. I was dumbfounded.

    Neat! Thanks for posting your findings.
    No, thank you! I have been wondering if the 7mm's are turning out good too. Sounds like they are!
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    Is there any marking or part numbers that set these bullets apart, or are all of Bergers bullets now good to go. I just drove over to their shop about 3 weeks ago and picked up 4 boxes of 210 VLD's
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    Is there any marking or part numbers that set these bullets apart, or are all of Bergers bullets now good to go. I just drove over to their shop about 3 weeks ago and picked up 4 boxes of 210 VLD's
    Get ahold of Eric Stecker at Berger. He will know what lot numbers are the newer bullets.
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