Re: Heavy bullet loads for .243 Ackley
The Berger 95 vld's are a very odd bullet. Usually, a throat made for a vld is made for a slightly longer bearing surface and it seems to make a difference in how they shoot. I mean that they end up being very finicky and sometimes they flat just don't shoot well. Their shape is just too different and the harmonics of it are hard to tackle sometimes. They will stabilize in a 9" twist though. As far as seating depth, they are like every other vld bullet in that regard. They want to be jammed into the lands. As far as using the mag, you can pretty much forget about that when using vld's! I have personally seen the 107 Sierra's stabilize and shoot quite well with a 9" twist barrel, but our elevation was about 5500 feet on a 85 degree day with 10% humidity and they were flying at about 3350 fps out of a 6 Rem Improved.
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