Re: Getting the Best Precision and Accuracy from Berger VLD bullets in Your Rifle
Eric's article was excellent, and very helpful in developing loads. I have two 6.5x284's, one a Savage LRH, the other a Cooper 52. Using Berger Hunting 140 VLD's, I have both shooting .25-..5 MOA, sometimes better if I get up out of the right side of the bed. From a lot reading, but mostly recommendations from the bench shooters at my club, I spent lot of time loading at , in, or close to the lands. My groups were ok, but not great, and I had overpressure signs with my loads as soon as I got close to 2950 FPS. Both rifles now shooting the previously mentioned groups at 2965 FPS, tight velocity spreads, and no signs of overpressure. Interestingly, both rifles produced best results .075" off the lands with the same components and powder charge....very convenient.
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