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Berger vld's .05" of the lands?

 
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Old 02-23-2008, 02:42 PM
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Berger vld's .05" of the lands?

Anybody have problems shooting decent groups with vld's not touching the lands? Reason I ask is they won't fit in the magazine if I seat them to touch the land. I'm looking for an ultra long range bullet for my 300 saum.
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Old 02-23-2008, 03:52 PM
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Anybody have problems shooting decent groups with vld's not touching the lands? Reason I ask is they won't fit in the magazine if I seat them to touch the land. I'm looking for an ultra long range bullet for my 300 saum.
Another way to address the problem:

Normally, the top round in the magazine actually sits above the magazine body and can be loaded longer. Including the round in the chamber, you now have a 2 shot rifle. This is what I do with one of my LR rifles that is loaded .007" into the lands.
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Old 02-23-2008, 05:39 PM
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You could have an extended mag installed and problem solved. Can't remember but it's close to .125 longer than the original. Of course a gunsmith would have to do it.
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Another way to address the problem:

Normally, the top round in the magazine actually sits above the magazine body and can be loaded longer. Including the round in the chamber, you now have a 2 shot rifle. This is what I do with one of my long range rifles that is loaded .007" into the lands.

thats it,why didnt I think of that light bulb I hate being so dislexic,;) im having the same problem with my 7mm stw, two shots are better than one!!!
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Just make the first shot count and you don't need a second. :eek:
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thats it,why didnt I think of that light bulb I hate being so dislexic,;) im having the same problem with my 7mm stw, two shots are better than one!!!
Funny you should say that. The rifle I was referring to is also a 7 STW. I was loading the 162gr A-Max which is also a rather long bullet. They shoot tighter groups when loaded into the rifling of my Hart bbl.
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:45 PM
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Good info and solutions to long bullets, but my question is still unanswered. Can vld's shoot good off the lands? Any info would be great.
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