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243 loads for 95 gr vld bergers

 
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:55 PM
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243 loads for 95 gr vld bergers

Hey guys I have a rem 700 barreled action, sps varmint, in a bell and carlson a2 stock with a timney trigger, I would like to try to shoot the bergers through it. I have never reloaded bergers before, and some have kinda scared me away from them in the past because they said you have to jam them to get the optimal accuracy. Well I'm gonna give them a shot and need a place to start. Thanks a bunch guys,
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:38 AM
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Re: 243 loads for 95 gr vld bergers

Well in my opinion all bullets can be more accurate by jamming them up in the lands .010" because it takes away any runout tolerance issues by lining the bullet up for you so its not jump at any slight angle, some will disagree but I don't care. However berger and all others can be jumped, you will just have to play with the seating depth , i'd try about .020" adjustments each go round. And for powder i'd go with Imr4350 around 44-47grns, and CCI BR2 or Fed210M primers in either winchester or lapua brass.
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:42 PM
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Re: 243 loads for 95 gr vld bergers

i would say 42 grains of 4350 max. there is an articile on HERE on adjusting the oal to get the best accuracy from bergers. you may want to try the 87's ; i tried to get the 95s to shoot in a friends 700 with out success.
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:57 PM
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Re: 243 loads for 95 gr vld bergers

Ron don't you think 42grns is a little tame, book minimum load shows 41, I use 46.5 under a 95grn NBT .010" off the lands and 46.8 under the bergers .010" in the lands in a rem 700, you have to push them hard in a 9.25 twist 24" barrel to get them to group, but .75-1 moa is all I can get out of that POS sps buckmaster anyway.
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:59 PM
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Re: 243 loads for 95 gr vld bergers

First follow the sticky on optimizing berger bullets on this site it gives a good starting point.

I loaded varget in 33, 34 and 35 grain incraments seated at 2.209", 2.247" and 2.287" this is based on a coal measurement with the 95gr berger in my gun. I crossed referenced data from 3 sources to get my starting point on the berger comparing similiar bullet in that weight. Also note the measurements are with a stoney point oal bullet compartator.

The attached target is 2 shot groups with powder going top to bottom and coal depth going left to right. It is very obvious that the 35 grain loading is the best and it prefers the 2.287" coal.

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Old 09-04-2011, 11:14 PM
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Re: 243 loads for 95 gr vld bergers

I loaded rounds for my son"s REM 243 with 46grains of h-1000 seated 0.050" off the lands and berger vlds . I have 4 holes all cutting at 100yrds! Tried all seating depths and this works for me. Bergers don't always have to be jammed, lots of guys are saying that but also lots shoot them .0020 to .0050 off lands. Don't be scared to try a little back cause you may find it shoots beautiful.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:07 AM
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Re: 243 loads for 95 gr vld bergers

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Ron don't you think 42grns is a little tame, book minimum load shows 41, I use 46.5 under a 95grn NBT .010" off the lands and 46.8 under the bergers .010" in the lands in a rem 700, you have to push them hard in a 9.25 twist 24" barrel to get them to group, but .75-1 moa is all I can get out of that POS sps buckmaster anyway.
I can see a max charge of H4350 or IMR 4350 settling in at 42.0 grains. That's the listed max for Hodgdon data.
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