Originally Posted by idaho elk hunter
I have had this problem with Berger bullets. When you have a rifle that shoots them they shoot well, They are very sensitive to seating depth but often they will not shoot no matter what you do. I see this in freebored rifles the most. In these cases you need to switch to the Barnes LRH. The solid copper Barnes will typically shoot when the Berger will not. On the other side the Berger will shoot when the Barnes will not. Both are great bullets so I do not want this to be anti Berger. These two bullets behave radically different in the way they ride the bore ant throat of a rifle and therefore can help a loader determine what their barrel likes. The middle of the road is the Accubond. Its thicker jacket gives it a harder feel to the barrel somewhat like the Barnes but its lead core gives it a somewhat softer feel like a Berger. Be sure to check your crown! This will make all bullets shoot astray. Let us know how you progress
All of my rifles shoot Berger VLD's and they are all different brands. My Weatherby .257 Accumark shoots them just fine it has a good bit of freebore. They are getting some jump in my A-Bolt II as well, b/c I fitted them to about 0.005" inside of the magazine length so they cycle.
If you are having trouble with the VLD's try the Berger Hybrid bullets. That should help any issues you have based on the ogive's unique design and shape.
However, all of my rifles, all different brands (Remington, Weatherby, Browning) with factory barrels in multiple calibers, are shooting the VLD's with no problems...
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Originally Posted by WildRose
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