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7STW/Beger 180VLD hunt

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Old 06-28-2011, 08:58 PM
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7STW/Beger 180VLD hunt

I've been reading as many posts that i can on the the 7stw/berger 180 vld combo and cant seem to find what i'm looking for, as to seating depth. i've been on a loading bench leave of abscence for 5 years! anyway, i had one of my savage 110's rebarreled/chambered to 7stw on a shilen 27" tube way back in 1994 when the stw was still a wildcat. my action and magazine was opened up so i can seat my bullets out a bit farther. the dummy round i loaded is 3.718" oal. it's seated pretty far into the case and is going to be quite a bit of a jump to the lands. what's my probability for good or bad accuracy? im using new 8 rem brass-cci 250-h50bmg(i have plenty of 5010 left, but it burns so dirty so im working up a new recipe for this bullet). i have kept my velocity a bit tame on this rifle. i'll be testing next week after i get a new scope selected. any thoughts will be appreciated.
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:40 PM
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Re: 7STW/Beger 180VLD hunt

Have you read this?

Optimizing Precision And Accuracy From VLD Bullets

BTW, Retumbo is the consensus best powder for the 7 STW/Berger 180 gr VLD.
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:46 PM
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Re: 7STW/Beger 180VLD hunt

yes i did. i'm definately going to have a jump! my 175 SGK are just off the lands and i can get them to group great at 100 or 1000 using 8rem cases/cci250/80gns of 5010 @3100fps. just wanted to try a better ballistic bullet and the newer less temperature sensitive and cleaner h50bmg. like i said, i haven't worked up loads yet(maybe tommorow) till get a new optic. h5010 is a good powder for my rifle, it's just leaves a lot of carbon in my barrel and takes lots of work to get it out!
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