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Old 11-24-2008, 04:54 PM
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Re: Bryan Litz joins Berger Bullets

Design lengths are:
Tangent (non-VLD) length: 1.74"
Secant (VLD) length: 1.90"
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:13 PM
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Re: Bryan Litz joins Berger Bullets

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Design lengths are:
Tangent (non-VLD) length: 1.74"
Secant (VLD) length: 1.90"
Thank you, Brian!

Wow--1.90 in a 10 twist, huh?

How long is the bearing surface compared to a 300 SMK?
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:08 AM
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I'd rather not share any more details of the design until the bullets are available.
Sorry.
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:16 AM
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Re: Bryan Litz joins Berger Bullets

Congrats Bryan on your position with Berger.

Well I hope once these 338 VLCs are produced that they turn out to be a kick-azz bullet. If they shoot and perform as well as the other VLDs then I think Berger will compete very favorably with Sierra's 300 gr MK. I know I plan on trying them out in my 338 Edge.
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I'd rather not share any more details of the design until the bullets are available.
Sorry.
I understand. Thank you. I'm just still trying to wrap my feeble mind around the idea that a 1.9" .338 bullet will stabilize in a 1/10 twist. I may be ordering a .338 barrel soon with this bullet in mind so I'd sure like to know for sure. However, I realize that no one knows for sure right now. Good luck on the project and thanks again. We're looking forward to the outcome! Jon
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Re: Bryan Litz joins Berger Bullets

Jon,
1:10" is actually pretty fast for a .338.
Consider the twist required to stabilize the heaviest bullets for smaller calibers.
(These are approximate numbers)
.224" caliber 80-90 grain bullets: 1:7.5"
.244" caliber 115 grain bullets: 1:8.0"
.264" caliber 140 grain bullets: 1:8.5"
.284" caliber 180 grain bullets: 1:9.0"
.308" caliber 240 grain bullets: 1:10"
.338" caliber 300 grain bullets: ;)

See the trend? 1:10" is pretty quick for .338; you can stabilize a lot of bullet.

Good luck with your new build,
-Bryan
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Re: Bryan Litz joins Berger Bullets

Good point. Thank you.
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