Re: Berger Bullets
You can look at several reputable sources and come up with a load. I looked at Hodgdon's website and for the 180gn they list 54.0 - 60.0gns. For the 190gn they list 57.0 - 61.0gns (these average out to 55.5 - 60.5gns for the 185gn bullet).
Richard Lee's "Modern Reloading" list 57.5 - 60.0gns for the 180gn bullet and 54.6 - 59.0gns for the 190gn bullet (average 56.0 - 59.5gns).
Look at all the max listings you can find for the 180 and 190gn bullets and split the differences. This gives me a MAX load for the 185gn bullet. Then reduce that powder charge by 10% and you have your starting load. Work up in .5gn increments and look for pressure signs. At least that's how I do it. JohnnyK.
"The only thing necessay for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."