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Working up a load for moose hunt

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Unread 10-01-2013, 11:57 PM
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Working up a load for moose hunt

So I just picked up a 300. Win mag remington xcr tactical thrown into a hs precision stock then aluminum bedded, with a tactical bolt knob and muzzle brake. Just mounted my NXS 5.5-22x50 and I'm not trying to make up a load. I picked up some 210 berger VLD's, h1000 powder, remington brass, remington 9 1/2 mag and federal 215 primers and trying to figure out where to start. I'm hoping to get it set up for moose this year! Going get we dialled in and out on the range asap! Little help would be appreciated. I wouldn't mind powder charge, and overall length!
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    So I just picked up a 300. Win mag remington xcr tactical thrown into a hs precision stock then aluminum bedded, with a tactical bolt knob and muzzle brake. Just mounted my NXS 5.5-22x50 and I'm not trying to make up a load. I picked up some 210 berger VLD's, h1000 powder, remington brass, remington 9 1/2 mag and federal 215 primers and trying to figure out where to start. I'm hoping to get it set up for moose this year! Going get we dialled in and out on the range asap! Little help would be appreciated. I wouldn't mind powder charge, and overall length!
    Cutting corners is only going to cost you in the long run. Do a pressure test, then back of 1 to 2 full grains and run the seating depth test. That how you do a load for the Berger VLD.
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    Cutting corners is only going to cost you in the long run. Do a pressure test, then back of 1 to 2 full grains and run the seating depth test. That how you do a load for the Berger VLD.

    Is the 210 berger good for moose? If it is what impact velocity is ok? What kind of shot angle is ok?

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    Is the 210 berger good for moose? If it is what impact velocity is ok? What kind of shot angle is ok?

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    I would think the VLD is fine for moose but not the target of hybrid. Better choice would be the Barnes or accubond though.
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    I would think the VLD is fine for moose but not the target of hybrid. Better choice would be the Barnes or accubond though.
    Maybe the op should call berger to get their opinion. Or better yet maybe someone from berger can chime in.
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    Re: Working up a load for moose hunt

    Here's the 210 Hunting VLD result at close range, high velocity impact, on black bear.
    Berger 210 VLD on Black Bear - Field Report

    I recorded only one load with H1000 from my 300 Win Mag: 25 1/2" Lilja barrel, using Lapua brass and Fed 210 Match primers. 77.8gr H1000 yielded 2894 fps, at an ambient temperature of 72F. Didn't settle on H1000.

    My final hunting load with this bullet was using IMR 7828 powder:
    Lapua 300 Win Mag brass,
    73.3gr IMR 7828
    Fed 215 Match primer
    MV = 2936 fps
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    Re: Working up a load for moose hunt

    There is a current thread about "Berger bullet failure" on a moose. Will work just fine. Just need to shoot behind the shoulder. The OP in the prior thread had it reported that a quartering away shot was taken and not effective. Short wound channels. Good read if planning to use a Berger on a moose or other large big game animals. Like mentioned earlier a AB or TTSX might be a better choice. Bruce
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