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question about sticky re: getting accuracy from VLD bullets

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Unread 09-26-2013, 07:20 AM
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question about sticky re: getting accuracy from VLD bullets

I'm going to use some Berger 190 grain VLD bullets in my 300 win mag for some practice shooting. In the sticky about getting the most from VLD bullets, it mentioned 4 different seating depths. If I happen to chose a bad seating depth while doing my powder charge testing, how will I know which powder charge to use??? The smallest group and then adjust the seating depth to tighten up the group even more???
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    Unread 09-26-2013, 07:49 AM
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    Re: question about sticky re: getting accuracy from VLD bullets

    I'd start out seating the bullets to SAAMI spec COL, and get your powder charge tuned-in, then I'd play with seating depth to tighten your groups up.

    But that's just my method...And I'm far from a pro. Everyone has their own method they use.
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    Re: question about sticky re: getting accuracy from VLD bullets

    Pick a mid pressure load and find best seating, per Berger's method, before moving on to incremental load development. This will save time and barrel life, as you can it during brass fireforming.
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