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Old 12-23-2013, 01:06 PM
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What speeds are you pushing the 180 bergers? Any issues with bullets not holding up?
Top loads are running from 3350 to 3500 fps depending on specific barrel and barrel length. Have not had any of the new bullets come apart on me. If you have the ability to drive the 180 gr berger to close to over 3400 fps and certainly at 3500 fps, I recommend the OTM version with its thicker jacket.
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:10 PM
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Edit 3370 fps. Still fast enough ;)
Must be on the shorter end of barrel lengths or just a good comfortable load. Let me get back to the shop and get some specific loads for you. Hope with my little buddy today as she has a Dr. appointment.

Will get you some data when I get back to the shop tomorrow.

In most cases, you can take 10% off the 160 gr starting oad and work up from there and generally that works pretty darn well as long as your using Retumbo or one of the slow surplus powders. 10% off will be a very mild starting load but should be a plenty safe starting load.
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:37 PM
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Re: Wildcat Bullets Update

I am only at 700 ft elevation and yes it's mild just really accurate ;)
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:45 PM
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I am only at 700 ft elevation and yes it's mild just really accurate ;)
At that elevation, its always best to throttle back a bit and as you say, 3370 fps is still pretty damn fast considering a 7mm RUM will get a 160 gr going around 3200-3250 fps on average in similar length barrels!!! On the outside, maybe 3300 fps with the 7mm RUM so your throttled back loads are still adding nearly 75-100 fps to the RUM.
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