168gr VLD Hunting 300WM Recipes

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  1. coues7

    coues7 Well-Known Member

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    I've already searched and haven't really found anything for the 168gr Berger VLD Hunting bullet and the 300WM. Anyone have a good recipe with rifle specs?

    Thanks,

    Scott
     
  2. Johnboy

    Johnboy Well-Known Member

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    I cannot remember the load but 7828 gave me good results when shooting a 168gn VLD.may have been around 73gn if I am right.sold the rifel that I shoot this load out of.so remembering the load is hard.

    sorry for the little help.
     

  3. BigDaddy0381

    BigDaddy0381 Well-Known Member

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    77gr of H4831sc start lower and work up.
     
  4. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Well-Known Member

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    I have a 168 VLD 300Win Mag load that runs 3100 fps out of a 24" barrelled Savage 116. The load is 76.5 gr of RL22 with bullet touching rifiling. I use Remington brass that is neck turned and Fed 215GM Mag primers. If I remember correctly the ES was around 20 fps. Don't have COAL measurement with me right now. The load produces .5 to .75 MOA accuracy and seems to get better the farther I shoot. I need to work up a load with Hodgdon Extreme powder and 190VLD's, this will be much better ballistically.
     
  5. coues7

    coues7 Well-Known Member

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    I'd shoot the 190gr VLD's but we don't have any locally and I have a very short window to find a load for my hunt......thus the 168gr's because they are available.
     
  6. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    sent an email to BERGER at 8:30 am today, info for 168 VLD in 300 WM, got response at 2:00 pm ! That's FAST ! Walt is great to deal with.
     
  7. coues7

    coues7 Well-Known Member

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    What risks do you take shootin' a 300WM at around 3150-3200 fps?
     
  8. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    I have a 26" Sendero. That speed has not been a problem for me, but always work up loads slowly.