Originally Posted by Freedom2live
Reloaded a bunch of berger 243 105 gr in various powder loads form minimum to max... Every single bullet tumbled to the target .. I ll say rifle twist will always stabilize a bullet, may shoot eradic but not tumble... I mean if I wanted to relive Vietnam than tumbling bullets are it.. Than I loaded 80 psp and shot .25 moa, should I even try lower weight vlds .. Twist is 1-9, also I believe its wasting my time and money shooting anything heavier than 90 gr.. Just not enough powder powder to push a heavy bullet in 243.. Any recent experience ??
You are approaching the VLD from the wrong standpoint. You have only done half the work. What you described is a pressure test for the VLD. now you need to run the seating depths. Read the info in my signature line. Take the results from your pressure test ie. the max safe load and back it off half a grain. Then do the seating depth test as out lined.
You would be better off trying the 95g anyways but you may get lucky with the 105. Also you need to be shooting at 200+m on these test. If your bullets are key holing you not going to make it work. Its worse than Nam in that case because they are not supposed to yaw until they enter.