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Berger VLD's, not impressed so far.

 
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Old 07-23-2008, 10:51 PM
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Berger VLD's, not impressed so far.

Well I shot some 95 grain VLD's with IMR 4831from 47-49 grains today. Expecting great results...instead-


Shot off sandbags, just kissing the lands. The 48 grain group was shot by a benchrest shooter, so it must not be all me. I loaded up 22 shells with 49 grains IMR 4831, 6 .005 off the lands, 8 just on the lands, and 8 .005 in the lands. Hopefully something good happens.
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:07 PM
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i shoot bergers through 3 different guns and they like to be seated deap into the lands. i can feel the bullet hitting the lands when i am closing the bolt. you need to get them in there....mine are .010 to .020 start short and lengthen them till it hits right...
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:15 PM
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Do you have to reduce loads from just touching the lands to .01 or .02 in?
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:17 PM
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looks like a seating depth issue to me...I notice your getting 2 shots in and 1 out on most your groups. Tall tale sign to change seating depth. They'll probly tighten up quite a bit if you go in the lands .005"-.010"
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:22 PM
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The VLDs I've tried have been impressive.
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What distance?

At 100m some of my 210VLD's shot 1 MOA to a little larger, with the odd 1/2 MOA thrown in. Same ones went to 1/2 MOA pretty consistently at 200m. Some say 300m is even better.

There's a good discussion on the whole "bullet going to sleep" effect/theory (depending on your point of view) elsewhere on the site. I struggled (still do a little) to understand the scientific basis for it, but I have experienced the results first hand.

Stretch her legs and look again.
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What distance?

At 100m some of my 210VLD's shot 1 MOA to a little larger, with the odd 1/2 MOA thrown in. Same ones went to 1/2 MOA pretty consistently at 200m. Some say 300m is even better.

There's a good discussion on the whole "bullet going to sleep" effect/theory (depending on your point of view) elsewhere on the site. I struggled (still do a little) to understand the scientific basis for it, but I have experienced the results first hand.

Stretch her legs and look again.

I shoot quite a few Bergers my self and agree with this 100%. 100 yards does not tell me much, I like to see what they do at 200 or 300.

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