Originally Posted by txsendero
I don't mean to threadjack, but have similar issue in my Rem 700 SPS .243Win. It has a long throat, and if I seat Berger 95 gr. VLD bullets so that .240" of the bullet is in the neck (Not including the boattail), then the bullet will be jumping .150" to the lands, and they don't shoot well at all (1-1/4" to 1-1/2" groups at best from 100 yds). Any recommendations?
I've been using the 95 VLD as a hunting projectile in my 243 and have tried them from a 10 thou jam to 130 thou jump with very little variation in accuracy.
With .240 of bearing surface in the neck and 150 thou jump you have a lot to play with. When I had the 95's touching the lands they were held by about 70 thou in the neck, although this is far from ideal it worked. I would say just keep pulling them out further until you find the result you are after. I now use them with 30 thou jump and keep groups to around 1-3/4 inch at 400 yards.
The rifle is off the shelf Sako 75 finnlight.
Load is - 45 gr N160, Russian primers (I no longer use), Lapua brass, 3160fps.