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Old 08-27-2012, 05:09 AM
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Re: Berger match vs. target grade VLD's

The reason I posted this question is because I have in front of me, two boxes of Berger .224, 90 grain bullets, both VLD's.

One is called "Target VLD match grade, part no. 22423. It appears this bullet is in current production.

Second is called simply Match Grade VLD, part no. 224090V. I can't find it on their site, and my guess is that it was replaced by 22423. Just wondered if there was some difference in the two. Thanks to all.
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:22 AM
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Re: Berger match vs. target grade VLD's

I say section one of each and measure jacket thickness.
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:03 PM
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Re: Berger match vs. target grade VLD's

Gene,

the difference between them is purely in the jacket thickness, nothing more. The original bullets were made with fairly thin jackets, and they occassionally experienced some bullet failures in flight during competitions. To correct this, they aded their "Target" line, which are exactly the same bullets, but made with a very slightly heavier jacket. Intended for competitive shooting, they won't give the same explosive performance as the "Hunting" bullets, which still utilize the original, thinner jackets.

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Old 08-27-2012, 05:56 PM
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Re: Berger match vs. target grade VLD's

Thanks Kevin. The box of 22409V were purchased years ago; the 22423 just last year. Your explanation makes sense.
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Re: Berger match vs. target grade VLD's

Gene,

I was actually still working for Berger when this change took place, so yes, I'm quite familiar with the differences. Give Eric and the crew there credit; they took the time (and laid out the expense) to really find out what the cause of the problem was, and then correct it. Good folks, good product, and sorry for the confusion here.
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