Originally Posted by MontanaRifleman
I just got back from the range shooting some 210 Bergers with 95 gr of Retumbo with an MV of 3200 plus (the low battery was also flashing) and no excessive pressure sings, This is a factory Sendero 26" barrel I got about .4 MOA to 212 yds. Going back tomorrow with some more to shoot at farther ranges and a new battery. Seated about .010 off the lands.
95 gr is more than most will find as max. I've seen some posts saying about 93 grs. You should be safe starting at 87 or 88 IMO. You *should* be able to get 3100-3150 with the 210's and Retumbo, but every rifle is different.
MR, I wish I was getting that speed. With 94.7g (~3.85 OAL and -.010 off lands) the GM215M is cratered pretty well, but either no ejector pin mark or the very faintest of marks on some cases. I think the FED primers are pretty soft. I just set primers in the cases for the third time yesterday and they are as tight and consistent as ever--no noticeable primer pocket expansion. I shot a 94.5g load the other day at the range at 300yd prone with bipod and rear bag that I use while hunting (keep in mind this is a unbraked factory gun with close to 1400 rnds through it) after 2 foulers, managed to keep the next 20 rounds in a sub MOA group with quite a few of those going in to a large ragged hole. Still working on consistent shooting form--who isn't?
Edit: Just saw this post:
Berger 168 VLD results on an Elk
Hope these 210's don't do that. When I was emailing back and forth with Walt Berger, he was reccomended the .30 cal 168 Berger for my brother in his .300 WSM for elk. It seemed there was something in particular about that bullet that he thought was good for elk.
Reference to an earlier post where Walt sent me some data he produced for the 210 using QL:
R22 210 VLD's 300Rum?
Hopefully, this'll help the OP because it's the same info he'll get if he emails Berger. Scroll down page one a ways and you'll see where Eaglet (who's smarter than me) put the infor in a nice table format...
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