185 vs 190 30cal Bergers

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by gcamp54, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. gcamp54

    gcamp54 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2009
    Has anyone done a comparison between the 30cal 185vld vs the 190vld Hunting bullets? I'm trying to decide if I want to start with the 185s or 190s out of my 300 win mag and 300 wsm.

  2. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2002
    I have shot both. Just depends on which one your gun likes best. My 300 wsm likes the 185 the best. I have other guns that like the 190 best. All equal the 190 is probably the best choice because of the bc jump with very little velocity difference.

  3. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2008
    I had intentions of doing a comparison between them this fall but it didn't come together. The main reason I was going to try them was to see if the terminal performance of the 185 would be better than the 190, the 185 has a larger meplat which I think may help to get the bullet to open up on hits in softer spots like through the back of the lungs or high though the lungs which I've seen a couple pencil through on the 210 with the same meplat as the 190.
  4. D.ID

    D.ID Well-Known Member

    Dec 24, 2008
    I was going to do a comparison but when I went to buy the bullets the store was sold out of 185s but they had the 190s and when the very first load put three threw the same hole I stopped shopping and started stalking up.