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Berger VLD 300 RUM Loads?

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Old 11-19-2009, 09:44 PM
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Berger VLD 300 RUM Loads?

I was wondering what some of your guy's favorite loads are for the 300rum with the bergers. Group size, velocity etc...
Also any suggestions on what grain to use... I mainly hunt mule deer and elk.
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:16 PM
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Re: Berger VLD 300 RUM Loads?

If you are going to shoot a Berger out of a 300 RUM, I would suggest the 210. I am loading 95 gr of Retumbo behind the 210's and getting about 3200 fps. That is a "warm" load but not significantly stetching primer pockets. I would recommend starting at about 88 gr and working up. 93 gr is a typical max for the 300 RUM.

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Old 11-19-2009, 11:24 PM
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Re: Berger VLD 300 RUM Loads?

240 Sierra Match King

210 load and pics on the above page. Good luck.
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:32 PM
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Re: Berger VLD 300 RUM Loads?

I have been loading 98.5 of Retumbo behind 190vlds. Out of my 28 inch Krieger they chronograph around 3450. My best 3 shot group is just over 2 inches at 500 yards. I have noticed higher than desired SD's with retumbo though. I have been in load development with the 210's, but have not been able test yet, so no data to share.
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Old 11-20-2009, 01:53 PM
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Re: Berger VLD 300 RUM Loads?

I am about to start reloading some for the 300RUM.....I have 190 VLDs and RL25 I am starting with.
I will let you know how it works up.
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:16 PM
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Re: Berger VLD 300 RUM Loads?

My 30" Shilen barrel loves the 210 ahead of 89g of RE25. Not sure of velocity but I've put together a few clover leafs @ 300yds and 1.5" @ 300 is common if I do my part. I'll have to look at my book to be sure but I think I'm running them with .01 jump.
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:39 PM
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Re: Berger VLD 300 RUM Loads?

I'm currently running 101.1gr of Hodgdon US869 under the 210 VLD and have groups running around 1.5" @ 300 yds. Velocity is right at 3,200 ft.sec from my 27" Broughton barrel. Pressure appears to be lower than any other powder I've tried.
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