Originally Posted by trigger puller
The Bergers are real finicky about seating depth I found on the VLDs that the jump needs to be kept to a min. a daunting problem in a 700. I shoot 175 SMK out of a 22" Krieger on my Scapel and get 2750, no problem getting to 1000. Graf and Sons have some factory seconds for 27.99 a 100 might be worth a try 44+ grn of varget should do what you are wanting. Good luck.
He tried to seat the 155.5 Target VLD out to the rifling, but would not go.
So he just loaded to magazine length.
I explained Bergers generally do not like a jump. He is he** bent on leading to magazine length. His gun has a LONG throat. He wants to work up to 1000 yards on steel plates. I told him he needs to make a choice, load them one at a time and hit at 1000 yards, or load to magazine length and get 2.5 moa.
I told him either the 175 SMK (a local store has a few boxes) or the 168 Berger (I have some) loaded to or close to the rifling
anyone have any idea what a bullet does when it goes subsonic before (say 1000 yards) target? how much does accuracy suffer?