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Getting the Best Precision and Accuracy from Berger VLD bullets in Your Rifle

 
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:16 AM
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Re: Getting the Best Precision and Accuracy from Berger VLD bullets in Your Rifle

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anyone want to answer my previous post ?
I wouldn't seat any deeper, there would be no benefit. You would soon be sacrificing powder capacity too. I think you need to decide if it has to be a magazine feed or not. If not, do the Berger seating depth test starting at the rifling and work your way out and see where your groups are the best. If it must be a magazine feeder I would leave it seated where it is and work with your charge and even primers to see where you can tighten things up accuracy wise. You might experiment with different powders too.
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anyone want to answer my previous post ?
As stated in the previous post, I would also try to optimize at your magazine length. Due to the hybrid design, you would have a decent chance of being able to develop a good load. If you could not get good results at that length, I would try seating closer to the lands. If that worked I would either use it as a single shot. If using the magazine is important to you, you could try the 300 gr Berger which should be able to be seated closer, or into the lands with the Savage. It does in my Savage FCP and know others that have as well, and produce excellent performance.IMO.
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Re: Getting the Best Precision and Accuracy from Berger VLD bullets in Your Rifle

I finally had to try loading 300 Rum .020 off the lands. I was always hesitant because the bullet didn't seem seated enough.
Shot .340 group with 92 grains of Retumbo out of a stock 700 rem at 100.
Might of tighter groups had a 14mph cross wind which spread the group to 1.125 at 200 yards.
Worked really well and am impressed.
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Re: Getting the Best Precision and Accuracy from Berger VLD bullets in Your Rifle

Hey ive skimmed though most of these post looking for seating with the dies, but im reading in other sites that one that is reloading the vld should use a redding vld die to seat the bullets? The youtube video i saw on berger bullets vld, they mention it. What do you guys think? think that the standard die would work. Im building another 7stw with a 28" douglas and i dont want to do this half a$$ed. I wil be shooting 180 vld and the 180 hybrids with retumbo and r215. Thanks guys
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:29 PM
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Re: Getting the Best Precision and Accuracy from Berger VLD bullets in Your Rifle

I've been using RCBS dies for 243, 270 and 300wsm. No problems.
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Re: Getting the Best Precision and Accuracy from Berger VLD bullets in Your Rifle

I got the best precision and accuracy out of the discontinued .257 caliber bullets. Tired of playing that game...I feel like I own an Edsel or something.
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Re: Getting the Best Precision and Accuracy from Berger VLD bullets in Your Rifle

This helps a lot!

As a newcomer to the world of reloading I apreciate the methodical and rational explination.

Looking forward to trying out the VLD's and see how the perform!
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