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7 Rem Mag and 180 VLD's

 
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:05 PM
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What are you using for your 280 powder wise and such if you do not mind me asking? I finally got my hands on some 168's but only 1 box on the brighter side I grabbed 4 boxes of 140's at the same time. Hard to get the hunting bergers up here as they sell out as fast as they hit the shops. Sometimes I am in the right shop at the right time but more often than not just left wanting.

Sorry for the Hijack to the orignal poster.

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Read this post and you will find the specifics of my rifle and load data.

My 280 - Updated!

Load data for the 168's is at the very end.
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Re: 7 Rem Mag and 180 VLD's

In the past 18m I have shot about 500 bergers from my 7mag. 168's and 180's. I found that 3000 fps(regardless of bullet weight) was magic as far as torque and recoil and accuracy. Especially accuracy. 26" Shilen barrel
180's shot really well with 68g Retumbo loaded .010 off the lands 2950 fps. This was pretty close to max. I never tried the H1000 in 180 but had fair luck with it and the 168's

The target vld did penetrate 5.5 wet phone books I think which I was pleased to see.
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The target vld did penetrate 5.5 wet phone books I think which I was pleased to see.
From what range? and what was the purpose of testing the penetrating power of a target bullet?
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Read this post and you will find the specifics of my rifle and load data.

My 280 - Updated!

Load data for the 168's is at the very end.
Fine looking rifle thanks for your load info as well. Mine prefers 7828 with 160-175 grainers. With H-4831 it puts 140's into itty bitty little groups. Fine cartridge with ballistics in the right platform that can be a real eye opener.

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From what range? and what was the purpose of testing the penetrating power of a target bullet?

I was walking out of the hospital and saw a whole pallet of phone books that had gotten soaked with a weekends worth of rain. I loaded a few in the ole pickup just to shoot. Too easy not too. I know I'm not going phone book hunting anytime soon but I wanted to see what the target bullets would do.

I had some 180 target bullets loaded so when I went to the range to practice I taped six of the books together and let'er rip at 100 yards. I can't remeber but the total distace of penetration was well over12 inches.

Kinda a FYI. Whether you find this useful info depends. It doesn't change my attitude or use for the bergers.
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I was walking out of the hospital and saw a whole pallet of phone books that had gotten soaked with a weekends worth of rain. I loaded a few in the ole pickup just to shoot. Too easy not too. I know I'm not going phone book hunting anytime soon but I wanted to see what the target bullets would do.

I had some 180 target bullets loaded so when I went to the range to practice I taped six of the books together and let'er rip at 100 yards. I can't remeber but the total distace of penetration was well over12 inches.

Kinda a FYI. Whether you find this useful info depends. It doesn't change my attitude or use for the bergers.
Hilarious....

I've got some old coffee table books that I intended to take to the recycling center. But only guys that shoot think....I wonder what a 180VLD would do if shot threw them.

I'll be shooting these books next weekend with 168VLDs. I'll post the results!
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