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7 MM Rem Mag

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Unread 02-04-2008, 02:09 PM
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7 MM Rem Mag

Does anyone shoot the Burger bullets in their 7 mag? If so, what do you shoot and load
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    Unread 02-04-2008, 02:33 PM
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    I've had good luck (accuracy wise) with both the 168g and 180g VLD out of my factory BDL Rem 700 7mm RM.

    168g VLD, 64g RL-22, Win Case, Fed 215, 2950fps, 1/2- 3/4 MOA to 800 yards.
    180g VLD, 61g RL-22, Win Case, Fed 215, 2825fps, 1/2- 3/4 MOA to 800 yards.

    Work ok on deer size animals, but I think I"m gonna go back to 140g NBT's for deer. I've had them (Bergers) act like FMJ"s at close range, and then act like bombs at Long range. A friend has also used the 308" 210g VLD out of a SLOW 30-06 and is getting very big holes in things at close range. Kinda inconsistent for the terminal side of ballistics, IMO. NBT's flat out knock the crap out of deer both close and far. Out to 800 yards the 140's will do just as good...
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    Unread 02-08-2008, 08:58 PM
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    I don't think any round has more consistently been accused of poor terminal performance on big game animals(deer and bigger) than the Nosler Balistic Tip. I'm not referring to the Berger VLD, nor do I doubt your results, but I think before anyone gets referred to the NBT for hunting they should spend some time researching the tons of complaints about them blowing up with no penetation. A bullet with the same shape and high BC as the NBT is the Nosler Accubond, but it has a good reputation for terminal performance.
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    Research and knowledge is nice. Before researching complaints you should research (i.e., shoot) your rifle at various ranges, until you know it intimately. Learn the ballistics and trajectory charts. Know where your bullet in flight is going to be at any given range. Then you can sink a Ballistic Tip precisely where it will do it's damage. Never depend on a bullet or caliber to make up for lack of marksmanship. JohnnyK.
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    Unread 08-20-2014, 07:15 PM
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    Re: 7 MM Rem Mag

    I had great accuracy out to 1300 hundred yards with the 168s. I'm shooting them out of a Remington Alaskan - TI with a 24" barrel. Tac driver with 71gr of Retumbo behind them. Have to mess with seating depth off the lands to get your groups to tighten up. I've taken 5 deer out to 590 yds so can't speak to long range capabilities but can tell you, deer shot at shortest distance of 224 yds hit the dirt like hit with a sledge. I've read the reports on a number of bullets close and far failing but that has not been my experience. The biggest problems with Berger is finding them in stock. They've performed excellent in my 7mm and 300 Ultra.
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    Unread 08-21-2014, 12:14 PM
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    Re: 7 MM Rem Mag

    i shoot 162g sst at 71g of H1000 3060fps

    and 180 VLD BURGER and 69g of H1000

    for 2960fps can hit milk jugs most of the

    time at 800 with the burgers .

    rem case's and cci250 primers.


    sedero11 NXS 5.5-22x56 buckeye optics rings and 20moa rail

    cheers D
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    Unread 08-21-2014, 02:34 PM
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    Re: 7 MM Rem Mag

    Berger 168 VLD set to .020" off the lands CBTO
    70.0 Gn H1000
    Fed GM215M
    Hornady case

    Cases are FL sized after every firing and annealed. Headspaced off the shoulder by .0015" to .0025". The primer pockets were uniform sized when the brass was new. All cases are trimmed to length at 2.480". The bullets are seated with powdered graphite lube.

    This load shoots a < 1/2 MOA group at anything past 300 yards through a semi custom Rem 700, Hart 1/9 26" barrel.
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