close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Berger Bullets

Reply

308 Win. 155 gr. Berger VLD Loads?

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 01-10-2012, 12:53 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Lynchburg, TN
Posts: 785
308 Win. 155 gr. Berger VLD Loads?

Just bought a new Remington 700 SPS Tactical rifle in 308 Winchester. Trying to find some loads for it. I loaded some Berger 190 gr. VLDs in it and they shot very good. That was the only weight VLD I had on hand in a 30 cal. I think these bullets are too heavy for what I have in mind so I picked up a box of Berger 155 gr. VLDs. I'll probably start out with either Varget or IMR-4064 but I'm open to experience advice whenever I can get it. If you've got a good load for this bullet I'd appreciate suggestions.
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 01-10-2012, 01:13 PM
    436 436 is offline
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Mar 2009
    Location: NorthWest
    Posts: 648
    Re: 308 Win. 155 gr. Berger VLD Loads?

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Nimrodmar10 View Post
    Just bought a new Remington 700 SPS Tactical rifle in 308 Winchester. Trying to find some loads for it. I loaded some Berger 190 gr. VLDs in it and they shot very good. That was the only weight VLD I had on hand in a 30 cal. I think these bullets are too heavy for what I have in mind so I picked up a box of Berger 155 gr. VLDs. I'll probably start out with either Varget or IMR-4064 but I'm open to experience advice whenever I can get it. If you've got a good load for this bullet I'd appreciate suggestions.
    You might try;
    Varget {46.3grs} Fed 210M primer, Lapua case. 155gr Berger it's running at 2966 fps from a 30" barrel with sub .50" three shot groups.
    436
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 01-11-2012, 11:38 AM
    Junior Member
     
    Join Date: Nov 2009
    Posts: 8
    Re: 308 Win. 155 gr. Berger VLD Loads?

    For me the Berger 155's do best at about 2940. I use varget 47.0 gr in Lapua brass with Federal primers,about .010 off the lands.Krieger 10 twist barrel about 28".
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 01-12-2012, 11:45 AM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Apr 2005
    Location: colorado
    Posts: 110
    Re: 308 Win. 155 gr. Berger VLD Loads?

    I've found that 46.0 gr. Varget and CCI BR2 with WIN brass works well in several .308s I've loaded for. Velocity is always around 2850. I've loaded hotter, but this always seems to work well.
    __________________
    AR-10T in .308 & .243 both 24"
    700 LA 7 WSM 30" 5R
    AR-15 Rock River lower, WOA 26" varmint upper
    Savage/ Broughton 23" .308
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: 308 Win. 155 gr. Berger VLD Loads?
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    7 WSM 180 Berger loads Ryan55555 Reloading 5 12-21-2010 08:17 PM
    Loads for 168 gr berger out of 280 ai nmsheephunter Reloading 6 10-06-2010 10:55 PM
    Berger VLD 300 RUM Loads? ovastafford Reloading 18 12-02-2009 08:54 AM
    7mm RUM and 180 Berger Loads gamedog Reloading 5 11-06-2008 03:57 PM
    .280 AI loads with 168 Berger VLD??? .25AOD Reloading 1 08-29-2007 02:44 PM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:30 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC