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190 gr Berger Hunting VLD for .300WSM

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Unread 09-01-2013, 01:31 PM
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Re: 190 gr Berger Hunting VLD for .300WSM

I have two factory Winchester 300 wsm rifles that both shoot under moa all the way to 1000 yards. We have access to a range that has 6 metal targets with ar 500 steel at each distance from 300 to 100o yards..
Our pet load in both guns are factory Winchester brass full length sized, fed 215 match primer, Berger 190 v ld at 2.860 coal and 61 grains of IMR 4350.
One gun has a 24" barrel and shoots at 2808 fps.
Other gun has a 26" shillen and shoots at 2800.... Go figure!
I can keep both approx half moa to 1000 yards

Working on another friends this week that will shoot the same load. Will let you know how it goes.

These Winchester guns have long throats and shoot the vld at factory coal of 2.860. They do worse closer to the lands for us.
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Unread 04-19-2014, 08:54 AM
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Re: 190 gr Berger Hunting VLD for .300WSM

Here is mine:

Remington 700 Titanium, Shilen 24. barrel.

63.0 IMR 4350. 2880-2900 FPS
Norma Brass
Win. large rifle primers.
OAL (30 cal collet 0'd on calipers) 2.1565-2.1635

This rifle has a HS precision 2 shot removable magazine, and the above OAL is a long as I can seat them and have them fit in the mag.
USMC Scout Sniper 88-94
Instructor 1st. Mar. Div. SS school 91-94
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Unread 04-20-2014, 12:40 PM
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Re: 190 gr Berger Hunting VLD for .300WSM

My recipe is
61gr Hodgon 4350 (more consistent velocity than IMR 4350)
2.825 COAL
2950 fps
190gr hunting VLD Berger
Sako A2 rifle
I was working up a
The guys at BOTW came up with the load and built the turrent for the Huskmaw.
Very deadly combo for elk!
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Unread 10-15-2014, 07:03 AM
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Re: 190 gr Berger Hunting VLD for .300WSM

[Came across this load recently. Tried it in my Lawton action and this man knows what he's talking about! Although I set my bullets a little deeper *coal 2.860 this load put 4 straight rounds
into the same hole. I quit and packed up. This load is right on.

QUOTE=D.ID;633845]My best load in my Wsm is the 190 hunting vld. .012 off the lands which in my rifle gives an coal 2.904", 215m primer, winchester brass, 62.5 grains of H4350 from my 24" barrel gives 2875 fps with ridiculously low ES and is very mild but that is where the groups became single holes. If I use federal brass I drop the the powder charge to 62.0 and get exactly the same performance. I got real lucky with my tikka and the VLD bullets as it was the easiest load tuning I have ever done. Hope yours go as well, Good luck.[/QUOTE]
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Unread 02-18-2017, 03:55 PM
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Re: 190 gr Berger Hunting VLD for .300WSM

I also have a Tikka 300 wsm and just picked up my first batch of Berger 190gr VLD'S. I'm going to start with this. Thanks so much!
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