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7mm 180 grain Berger, Thick or Regular?

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Unread 11-02-2008, 08:16 PM
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7mm 180 grain Berger, Thick or Regular?

I am working up some loads to try for a new 7MM WSM and have heard good things about the Bergers.

But I'm confused about whether to use the Thick or Regular jacket, or if anyone has seen a difference.

I also am wondering about JLK bullets, who has a 180 grain VLD rated with a BC of .735, which is the highest BC I have seen on any 7MM bullet.

I will be loading Reloder 25 and 4831SC, but will also try a few others.

Bill
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    Re: 7mm 180 grain Berger, Thick or Regular?

    According to Berger, the THICK bullets are not for hunting. But then again Sierra says that about their Matchkings. :>)


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    I am working up some loads to try for a new 7MM WSM and have heard good things about the Bergers.

    But I'm confused about whether to use the Thick or Regular jacket, or if anyone has seen a difference.

    I also am wondering about JLK bullets, who has a 180 grain VLD rated with a BC of .735, which is the highest BC I have seen on any 7MM bullet.

    I will be loading Reloder 25 and 4831SC, but will also try a few others.

    Bill
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    Re: 7mm 180 grain Berger, Thick or Regular?

    If you are going to run them above 3,100 fps, get the thick. Berger does NOT recommend the thick for hunting purposes.

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    Re: 7mm 180 grain Berger, Thick or Regular?

    No hunting intended, will be long range targets only, should have said that, I guess!!
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    Re: 7mm 180 grain Berger, Thick or Regular?

    I run 71 grains of Retumbo in my 7mm Rem Mag with the regular 168 VLD's

    they are running 3040 fps at 4895 asl.

    never a problem yet and man do they work on Game....
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    Re: 7mm 180 grain Berger, Thick or Regular?

    Thanks guys!!

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