close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Berger Bullets

Reply

Question about bergers...

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 02-25-2007, 06:50 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Posts: 170
Question about bergers...

I was just wondering if any of you guys have had luck loading bergers where they will fit into the magazine. I know they will shoot great if you load them out towards the lands but I would really like to be able to have a repeater with this gun. The gun is a stock 700 lss 300 ultra. Im planning on trying 190 & 210 vld's with H1000 powder. Any feedback is much appreciated.

Colin
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 02-25-2007, 08:25 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2004
    Location: Atlanta, GA
    Posts: 309
    Re: Question about bergers...

    Bergers CAN be a great all purpose bullets; HOWEVER, use the LTB ( length tolerant bullets) because the VLD's need to be jammed into the lands for accuracy making them too long for most magazines. Overbore [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ooo.gif[/img]
    __________________
    Member, Revolutionary War Veterans Association
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 02-25-2007, 08:33 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Feb 2005
    Location: Nevada
    Posts: 2,782
    Re: Question about bergers...

    OKbow87,
    I have the 300 RUM in LSS and the Sendero 300 RUM. Bergers shoot better usually when seated into the lands, both rifles shoot them beautifly but they just wont fit in the magazine. I shot my Antelope last year with the 210 grainer using it as a single shot, I had more ammo in a deal attached to the stock. I missed the first shot and went down on the second. Trust me, that went fast. Both rifles shoot also great with the 200 gr. Nosler Accubond, I seat them to fit in the magazine. So... We do have options. Good Luck! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
    __________________
    -----------------------------

    -----------------------------
    HEBREWS 13:8
    Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

    Our Lord Jesus said that as it was in the days of Noah and
    also as it was in the days of Lot so it shall be in the days...
    It's happening again!!! God sent to us His prophet, and His Word
    to this generation and we once more are rejecting it as was prophesied!!!

    ---> As promised, God Sent His Prophet to us!
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 02-25-2007, 09:51 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Nov 2005
    Location: Riggins Idaho
    Posts: 1,195
    Re: Question about bergers...

    what is your load with you're lss. what is beautifull groups? Are we talking moa or .5moa? I haven't fiddeled with mine lately but last time I used it I was getting 1.25-1.5 at 100. Wasn't reall impressed. Maybe I am overlooking something.
    __________________
    I dont know who ever came up with the imaganary word of "Over Gunned"
    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 02-26-2007, 10:03 AM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Jun 2003
    Location: Hermiston, Oregon
    Posts: 2,026
    Re: Question about bergers...

    screech- You got one of those LSS's two?? Mine shot "superb" in my eyes for a factory rifle. I was using H1000 or Retumbo with 200g AB or 210g vld or uld rbbt. If you need specifics, I'm sure I can dig em up for ya. My LSS never shot that bad at 100 yards, thats more like 200-300 yard groups for my rifle.
    Reply With Quote
      #6  
    Unread 02-26-2007, 11:59 AM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Feb 2005
    Location: Nevada
    Posts: 2,782
    Re: Question about bergers...

    screech,

    The last lot of Retumbo I used, 96.0 gr. would give me 3165 f/sec muzle velocity with the Berger vld 210 gr. in my LSS. Bullet was seated 0.025" into the lands. This load is hot in my rifle and would probably be way too much in others. You know the old story of starting low and work up carefully.
    My 14 years old son, last year, he shot groups of 0.80 MOA at 500 yards, also shot a 2.0" two shot group at 684 yards. I have shot groups right at 0.6" or less at 100 yards. For a factory rifle, well, I did glass bed it my self, aside from that it's all factory, I think it shoots beautiful. My son has shot it out to 1384 yards and on the fifth shot dealing with around 18 mph winds he was able to hit at large rock almost dead center. That excited me! I think Berger VLD starts really shooting at 300+ yards.
    __________________
    -----------------------------

    -----------------------------
    HEBREWS 13:8
    Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

    Our Lord Jesus said that as it was in the days of Noah and
    also as it was in the days of Lot so it shall be in the days...
    It's happening again!!! God sent to us His prophet, and His Word
    to this generation and we once more are rejecting it as was prophesied!!!

    ---> As promised, God Sent His Prophet to us!
    Reply With Quote
      #7  
    Unread 02-28-2007, 03:01 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Jun 2006
    Location: Memphis, TN. Soon to be Casper, WY.
    Posts: 494
    Re: Question about bergers...

    I have had good luck in my 308 with Berger 175 VLD's seated to magazine length. They shoot .5 inch @ 100y out of my rifle. I suspect they would shoot better if I seated them longer, but I don't want a single shot.
    __________________
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: Question about bergers...
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Question for those using 180 Bergers in a 7mm WSM Murphy's Law Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 5 08-13-2011 06:09 AM
    300 RUM 210 bergers Gurnz Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 4 05-25-2011 02:52 AM
    Barrel twist question?? 7WSM / 180 Bergers Ryan55555 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 6 11-03-2010 10:03 PM
    WTT: 168gr Bergers for 180gr Bergers longrange.270 Reloading Equipment and Components 0 07-31-2009 09:29 PM
    Question on bergers bc sandman264 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 16 02-18-2009 09:20 PM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:24 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC