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Berger 52gr .224" varmint/match bullets?

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Unread 12-15-2009, 02:56 PM
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Re: Berger 52gr .224" varmint/match bullets?

I know it's been a while since I posted this thread, but I saw I had a recent reply, and I decided to update it and let you know what's up.

I did end up buying the Berger 52s and they shoot great, loading them with a 0.020" jump to the lands over 34.3gr. Varget with a CCI BR2 primer. The average group now is 0.2-0.3" 3-shot @ 100 yds. last time I shot it (last summer) the size of the groups seemed to shrink slightly with each set.

The BC is not super hot, but the accuracy is great. The group size measured about 2.5" @ 450 yds. The group was strung out on the windage, the group's elevation was only about 0.75".

The performance is not super-explosive on varmints, although it is definitely satisfactory.

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Unread 12-30-2012, 08:55 PM
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Re: Berger 52gr .224" varmint/match bullets?

Originally Posted by bowhunthard View Post
I found a place I can get my hands on some Berger 52gr. varmint/match bullets cheap. Does anyone have any experience with these bullets? Good or bad? These would be shot out of a 1:12" 22-250.

I just recently loaded some 52gr berger in my remington xr100 22-250 with 4064 powder and Federal match primer and got less then 1/4" 4 shot group @100 yards. They shoot great!!! I seated the bullet .005 off the lands.
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