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Upgrading from Hornady 165 SST Superformance in .308 Win.

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Unread 02-28-2012, 10:26 PM
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Upgrading from Hornady 165 SST Superformance in .308 Win.

I have been shooting the Hornady 165 SST Superformance for the past couple of years in my .308 Win. I have been getting good groupings out to 300 yards and have had no problem dropping everything up to cow elk in their tracks. I am interested in trying the Berger VLDs especially in the heavier weights to get a better BC for longer range shooting and hunting. HSM loads the 185 grain VLD but its muzzle velocity is only 2606 compared to the SST at 2840.

If I were to get into handloading, what is the maximum safest load (muzzle velocity) for the 175 or 185 VLD in a .308 Win.? What experiences do you guys have with these bullets (e.g., grouping, velocity, etc.)?
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    Re: Upgrading from Hornady 165 SST Superformance in .308 Win.

    I'll let the avid 308 shooters provide load data. The Bergers are superb. I well remember when I first tried them. I had shot strictly hunting bullets until then. The Bergers provided a whole new level of accuracy.
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