Originally Posted by Randy338
I have a 1-10 twist Shilen Barrel and I want to load the 95 grain berger for deer hunting. Can anyone give me some loads to try on this one?
This is a good question that I have a somewhat complicated answer for. First off Berger recommend's a 1-9" twist for the 95gr VLD . but at the velocity you will be driving it at a 1-10" should work fine. One thing that might be a problem is that the 95gr VLD Berger has a very short bearing surface and from my experience shoots best touching the lands. it is my bullet of choice in my 6B.R.Imp. but does not shoot all that great in my 6mm-284 because my throat is too long. If you can reach the lands then try H4831,VV165 or RL22.
Not to stir the pot but I have to put in my 2cents worth on Eric Stecker's comments "105gr VLD have been extremely successful as a deer bullet".
I am a bigger Berger bullet fan than most but when it comes to the 6mm 105gr VLD I could never recommend this bullet for big game, if it comes apart in my barrel at times how could I trust it on a trophy animal?? On the other hand I have witnessed several animals taken flawlessly with the 6mm 95grVLD and the 6.5 140gr VLD.