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What's Wrong With .30 Caliber? By Bryan Litz

 
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:31 AM
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Re: What's Wrong With .30 Caliber? By Bryan Litz

Very simple process. Get a quality barrel in the contour and length you wish, send to a competent gunsmith WITH some cases sized with your dies the way to you intend to use in the field (he will headspace off these cases), write a chq, wait, enjoy....

There are no other mods needed to your rifle going from a 243 to 260. A very simple job and similar swaps done everyday. Do budget a proper bedding as part of your conversion. Will pay huge dividends on the target.



Bryan Litz, I have heard that Berger is working on their 338's and we wait for those. You could be really annoying to Eric and give us an ETA....

Any chance that Berger is also working on some heavy 30cals?

With the present line up of bullets, the 7mm 180gr offers so much but if there were quality 30cals with BC well over 0.7, that would certainly turn the tables at least from our perspective.

A 240gr VLD should have a BC around 0.78 to 0.8, use a 10 or 9 twist and be easily pushed to 3000fps by any of our healthier cartridges.

Now that would be kind of interesting me thinks...

Jerry
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Old 07-14-2009, 02:04 PM
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Re: What's Wrong With .30 Caliber? By Bryan Litz

Jerry,
We are working on it.
The .338's are still projected for sometime this fall as far as I know.
You have a great idea about heavier .30 cal bullets (where did you think of that?!)
Rest assured I'm working on the designs. In the future I hope to leverage the potential of the .30 caliber with proper weight bullets and design optimization.
Take care,
-Bryan
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:28 PM
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Re: What's Wrong With .30 Caliber? By Bryan Litz

Let me second that request for a 230 to 240 grain bullet in .308. If someone happens to have an in, (wink wink) at Berger Bullets, my heavy 1000 yd. bench rifle would really like some of those!
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Re: What's Wrong With .30 Caliber? By Bryan Litz

I have been shooting a 30 06 for 20 years most shots in the 100 to 200 yards longest one 375 yards after spending many hours of reading on this site and the last 8 pages i under stand how little i know about all this .My question is should i change to a heavier grain bullet , i shoot a 165Gr say a 185Gr i would like to shoot deer out to 400 or 500 yards for now. Or would this make a difference in accuracy under 500 yards . thanks Robert
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Re: What's Wrong With .30 Caliber? By Bryan Litz

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I have been shooting a 30 06 for 20 years most shots in the 100 to 200 yards longest one 375 yards after spending many hours of reading on this site and the last 8 pages i under stand how little i know about all this .My question is should i change to a heavier grain bullet , i shoot a 165Gr say a 185Gr i would like to shoot deer out to 400 or 500 yards for now. Or would this make a difference in accuracy under 500 yards . thanks Robert

bert there's nothing wrong with a 165 bullet. You would get a better response if you pose this question in a new thread somewhere.
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:54 PM
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Re: What's Wrong With .30 Caliber? By Bryan Litz

Brian

Is this still accurate now with the new 30 cal VLD bullets out now since this article was written?

Not sure it is fair or accurate to compare a 180 VLD to a 220 non VLD, especially when there at 30 cal VLDs out with higher BC (JLK for example) than the 7 you used.

I know in the LR BR game we are running 210s from 2850- 3000 fps in a 300 WSM and getting 2-4k rounds on barrel life, while the 7mms are less than half that on a good day.

Recoil is recoil and cannot be mitigated except by dropping bullet weight, or FPS or adding weight to the rifle.

BH
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Re: What's Wrong With .30 Caliber? By Bryan Litz

Just wanted to add that precision shooting magazine is one of my favorite sources of information. Some of the calculations are above my head, but I try to grasp them the best I can. To anyone that does not have a subscription I say its well worth the annual rate with the amount of information provided.
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