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Bryan Litz joins Berger Bullets

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Unread 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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    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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    Re: Bryan Litz joins Berger Bullets

    I'd rather not share any more details of the design until the bullets are available.
    Sorry.
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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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    Re: Bryan Litz joins Berger Bullets

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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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    Good point. Thank you.
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