Ok fellas. I have been using Varget and 75gr Vmax in my AR.243WSSM for a year now and its great (.4 MOA consistent), but I was somewhat concerned in the bullet size for hunting big game (white tail and mule deer) past 300.
I decided to test some 105 Bergers with RL17 to see what they could achieve since some had voiced concerns with the bullet being to long and skinny for proper seating.
Here were the results. (only 10 pix per post so i will make it in two posts)
No adjustments were made to the scope during any of the tests. I cleaned the barrel GOOD prior to all testing and then shot 10 rounds of factory ammo to foul before I started. All shots were taken using YHM Phantom Sound Suppressor as well.
OAL 2.230 w 105 HuntingVDLs and 42.8 of RL17 (dont mind the txt on the pic...I typed it wrong Actual OAL is 2.230)
OAL 2.215 w 105 HuntingVDLs and 42.8 of RL17
OAL 2.200 w 105 HuntingVDLs and 42.8 of RL17 (dont mind the txt in the pic. OAL was 2.200 for all 3 shots)
OAL 2.185 w 105 HuntingVDLs and 42.8 of RL17