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Old 10-04-2012, 03:18 PM
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Re: Berger vld load troubles

Thanks for all the help. I tested different powder charges until i came up with 41.5 h4350 was a little bit sticky bolt. So I stuck to 41 max safe load for my gun. And even though 41 shoots pretty tight groups with .090" both groups i have shot with this load were some of the best so far out of this rifle exept that they both had a flyer way off from the group. Also be chronoing it seams that the ES pretty large and the velocity is completely spread over that range where as 40.5 grains is pretty consistant velocity and low ES and groups pretty well. So I think 40.5 H4350 with .090" seating depth is the most consitant load for my gun with those components, but it is still not what i am looking for for group size. So I am now thinking instead of using fed 210M primers try 2 groups of 3 shots each with each primer. Winchester large rifle, CCI large rifle, and CCI BR Large rifle. I will load up 40.5 h4350 and seat 105 vld .090" off lands and use these different primers. I will also be chronoing each load to check for ES as well as accuracy at 200 yards. Does this sound like a good approach?
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:21 PM
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Re: Berger vld load troubles

Don't dismiss Rem 9 1/2, I've had them make several loads work when I was about to give.
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Re: Berger vld load troubles

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Thanks for all the help. I tested different powder charges until i came up with 41.5 h4350 was a little bit sticky bolt. So I stuck to 41 max safe load for my gun. And even though 41 shoots pretty tight groups with .090" both groups i have shot with this load were some of the best so far out of this rifle exept that they both had a flyer way off from the group. Also be chronoing it seams that the ES pretty large and the velocity is completely spread over that range where as 40.5 grains is pretty consistant velocity and low ES and groups pretty well. So I think 40.5 H4350 with .090" seating depth is the most consitant load for my gun with those components, but it is still not what i am looking for for group size. So I am now thinking instead of using fed 210M primers try 2 groups of 3 shots each with each primer. Winchester large rifle, CCI large rifle, and CCI BR Large rifle. I will load up 40.5 h4350 and seat 105 vld .090" off lands and use these different primers. I will also be chronoing each load to check for ES as well as accuracy at 200 yards. Does this sound like a good approach?
YES but remember only change ONE thing at a time no more. I would try the BR2 primer .090 is where I found the sweet spot as well. I
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Re: Berger vld load troubles

I have not used vld in 243, but shoot lots of them in other calibers. As much as I love them, I've learned not all rifles will shoot them, there may be another option. I am curious about one aspect of your load you didn't mention, or I didn't see, and that is runout. Do you check it? Some seating dies are much better than others for producing straight loads. I use the hornady tool that not only checks runout, but also allows you to straighten. That can certainly help with flyers. Your es may be an issue, but I find it to be pretty minor with high velocity rounds under 300 yards.
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