Re: VLD seating depth
I seat my 115 Berger VLD's in my 25-06 to touch the lands, alot of times if I close the bolt, and open it, powder spills everywere, I go coyotes hunting, and leave the bolt open some, if I see one out there, I close the bolt quietly.... BOOM!
I missed one this year doing this, when with a friend to his spot... I didn't get a chance to walk off fields, so I had no real idea of the distance, and don't have a range finder yet...
Seen one out to what I thought was 300, on my portable bench rest that is steady enugh to pick water jogs from 400 yards. so I had a good steady shot.. BOOM !!!... Coyote trots away ..
Walked it off, and 450 paces...
I have my rifle set in at 300, so it drops 9 inches at 400, and 14-15 at 450, so even if the yote was 400, it would have went under his belly 1-2 inches..
Anyway, Those long heavy VLD's might only leave at 3100 fps, but they are acttually traveling faster at 300-400 yards than a most 22-250's are, matter of fact, a 22-250 with a 45 grain load my friend uses leaves his muzzle at 4000 fps, by 200 yards, my slow 3100 fps muzzle 115 VLD is already faster just by 200 years... I love those VLD's.. at ranges where your going to be hunting (no animal is going to come up to your muzzle anyway) they have more velocity than anything... more velocity =
more hpershock, = more clean kills.
Sorry for the long one... just those VLD's are awsome.