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Water filled tin cans at 300 yds NV desert

Shooting my Brux barreled 9" twist 7 wsm at 300 yds today. 100 yds 168gr Berger VLDs shot poorly in front of 70grs of Re#25 seated .020 away from lands. 139gr Hornady SST touching the lands in front of 69grs of Re#19 shot much better. Set up Bench rest target at 300yds along with water filled "Rock Star" cans. . Then shot the 139gr SST after raising up 3 MOA and a couple clicks wind age I was able to hit the cans. But Bergers either touching or off .020 shoot poorly. Any suggestions for VLDs ? Full value wind gust along with shooting through the "Boil" in NV desert. Sightron S3 8x32x56 did well.
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    Re: Water filled tin cans at 300 yds NV desert

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    Any suggestions for VLDs ?
    Yeah, spend more time testing for optimum seating depth -than diddling around with water cans...
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    Re: Water filled tin cans at 300 yds NV desert

    I like shooting at steel too. The water filled tins cans look cool when hit,plus they make a distinctive sound that can be heard afar. ( even with ear muffs on)
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    Re: Water filled tin cans at 300 yds NV desert

    Many people have found that giving Bergers a good jump helps accuracy .050 and more. Theres a good read on the berger web site about it.
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    Re: Water filled tin cans at 300 yds NV desert

    I'll try that. I'm gonna drop the powder a couple of grains also.
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