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Berger 215's in 300 win mag

 
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:14 PM
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Re: Berger 215's in 300 win mag

I would go with the -.040" load and go shoot some distance. You are shooting average .5 moa. consistently. If it will hold that to 1000 and shoot 5" groups you will be good to go. The rifle sure is trying to shoot tighter but I can't really say what causes the 1 out of group each time.

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Old 09-09-2013, 11:19 PM
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Re: Berger 215's in 300 win mag

I should get a chance to go shoot some distance in the next few days and post results. Thanks for your help with this Jeff.

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Re: Berger 215's in 300 win mag

I have the same thing going on with the 230's, but they are holding under .5moa out to 905 yds. which is as far as I can get right now. But I will be in Wy. thur. so I will stretch em out a little more.Berger 215's in 300 win mag-get-attachment-1-.jpg
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Re: Berger 215's in 300 win mag

Rick,
0.5 moa to 905 yards is sweet! I hope when I test mine at distance that my results are similar. Tell us about your components and load.
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:24 AM
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Re: Berger 215's in 300 win mag

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Rick,
0.5 moa to 905 yards is sweet! I hope when I test mine at distance that my results are similar. Tell us about your components and load.
Jon
Jon, Thanks As stated I'm shooting the 230's since the 215's are pretty scarce right now. I tried these on a recommendation from Bob Beck.
230 target vld
rem brass(not my first choice) all I could find.
CCI 250 primers. I tried fed 215's and 215m the 250's just gave me a better es.(9)
H1000 powder 74grs.
vel 2667 not that fast but the best accuracy, which is what I go for.
Rifle is Rem. 5R 300WM W/ 24" barrel and Schuler brake. and Jewell trigger @1 1/4lbs.
Bullets are seated .003 off lands. Tried from a .003 jam all the way out to about a .060 jump. So much for not being critical to seating depth
I leave for Wy in about 12 hrs, when I return I am going to swap this barrel out for a 28" tube, probably a Broughton, or Krieger. I should mention regarding the 230's the more vel. I gained the larger the group, as much as 2" at 100. I don't know if it was the 24" barrel or what. Just an observation.
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Re: Berger 215's in 300 win mag

Thanks for the load info. If your hunting in Wy., good luck.
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:48 PM
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Re: Berger 215's in 300 win mag

Shot at 500 and 800 yards tonight in gusting winds from 1 to 6 mph. Vertical at 500 was 1 1/2" and at 800 it was 3 1/2". Horizontal at 500 was 2" and at 800 was 6". Velocity confirmed by shooter was 2985. Pretty happy with with the velocity, but will keep working on loads and rifle to tighten things up a little bit more.
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