190 gr Berger Hunting VLD for .300WSM

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  1. kstrick

    kstrick Well-Known Member

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    Anyone got a pet load for 190gr Berger Hunting VLDs for a .300 WSM.
    Thanks
     
  2. Clndesl

    Clndesl Well-Known Member

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    I'm working on one now with h4350 federal 215m primers and win brass. I'm interested in others findings and I won't have data for a week or so
     

  3. D.ID

    D.ID Well-Known Member

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    My best load in my Wsm is the 190 hunting vld. .012 off the lands which in my rifle gives an coal 2.904", 215m primer, winchester brass, 62.5 grains of H4350 from my 24" barrel gives 2875 fps with ridiculously low ES and is very mild but that is where the groups became single holes. If I use federal brass I drop the the powder charge to 62.0 and get exactly the same performance. I got real lucky with my tikka and the VLD bullets as it was the easiest load tuning I have ever done. Hope yours go as well, Good luck.
     
  4. kstrick

    kstrick Well-Known Member

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    Thanks
    I have the brass prepped just wait for the bullets to get here. I have alot of H and IMR 4350. I am using a Ruger M77 Mark II. Working up an elk load for this Nov.
    Thanks for the info.
     
  5. kstrick

    kstrick Well-Known Member

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    Load data was generated using Quick Load a 26 inch barrel a COAL (cartridge over all length) of 2.860 inches and your COAL and velocity could be a little different.
    AS WITH ALL RELOADING APPROACH THE MAXIMUM LOADS WITH CAUTION AS ALL RIFLES AND RELOADING TECHNIQUES WILL BE DIFFERENT. If YOU CHANGE ANY OF YOUR COMPONENTS; THIS INCLUDES DIFFERENT POWDER LOT NUMBERS; YOU MUST REFIGURE YOUR LOADS BY STARTING WITH THE MINIMUM LOAD.
    If we can be of any additional help feel free to contact us.
    Thanks for your interest and have a great day.

    Walt Berger
    Berger Bullets
    Technical Advisor



    300 WSM Bullet Powder Start Load Approximate Start Velocity Max Load Approximate Max Velocity Fill Ratio 190 Grain RE-19 58.5 2615 65.0 2895 100.0% 190 Grain H4350 56.0 2588 62.0 2837 97.0% 190 Grain NORMA 204 57.5 2602 60.5 2778 94.4% 190 Grain Ramshot Hunter 55.5 2530 62.0 2847 92.7% 190 Grain VIHT N560 61.0 2618 68.0 2936 102.0% 190 Grain IMR 4350 55.5 2573 62.0 2842 96.0% 190 Grain AA XMR 4350 55.5 2613 61.5 2872 98.0% 190 Grain IMR 4831 56.0 2603 62.2 2856 99.0% 190 Grain RE-22 61.0 2630 68.0 2941 103.0% 190 Grain H4831 SC 60.0 2577 66.5 2865 105.0% 190 Grain IMR 4007 SSC 53.5 2574 59.5 2830 90.0% 190 Grain RE 17 54.5 2658 60.5 2901 88.5% 190 Grain Hybrid 100V 55.5 2596 61.5 2833 101.0%
     
  6. kstrick

    kstrick Well-Known Member

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    The load data he sent me was in chart form. The chart did not transpose into the email/forum very well. I can forward the email Walt sent me if you would like for me to.
    Ken
     
  7. Jonadmorgan

    Jonadmorgan New Member

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    I know this is a little late but I just ran across this topic. I have a 300wsm win.model 70 coyote with the SS bull barrel (26") and I have had the best performance out of 60.0 grains IMR 4350 215M primers and win brass trimmed to 2.090 and seated to an overall OJIVE measurement of 2.2225". Which is .0005 in the lands chrono'd at 2834.
    Will drive tacks out to 600 which is the max I can shoot in se ga. gun)
     
  8. Elkslayer1

    Elkslayer1 Well-Known Member

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    I have two factory Winchester 300 wsm rifles that both shoot under moa all the way to 1000 yards. We have access to a range that has 6 metal targets with ar 500 steel at each distance from 300 to 100o yards..
    Our pet load in both guns are factory Winchester brass full length sized, fed 215 match primer, Berger 190 v ld at 2.860 coal and 61 grains of IMR 4350.
    One gun has a 24" barrel and shoots at 2808 fps.
    Other gun has a 26" shillen and shoots at 2800.... Go figure!
    I can keep both approx half moa to 1000 yards

    Working on another friends this week that will shoot the same load. Will let you know how it goes.

    These Winchester guns have long throats and shoot the vld at factory coal of 2.860. They do worse closer to the lands for us.
     
  9. Marine sniper

    Marine sniper Well-Known Member

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    Here is mine:

    Remington 700 Titanium, Shilen 24. barrel.

    63.0 IMR 4350. 2880-2900 FPS
    Norma Brass
    Win. large rifle primers.
    OAL (30 cal collet 0'd on calipers) 2.1565-2.1635

    This rifle has a HS precision 2 shot removable magazine, and the above OAL is a long as I can seat them and have them fit in the mag.
     
  10. kstrick

    kstrick Well-Known Member

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    My recipe is
    61gr Hodgon 4350 (more consistent velocity than IMR 4350)
    2.825 COAL
    2950 fps
    190gr hunting VLD Berger
    Sako A2 rifle
    I was working up a
    The guys at BOTW came up with the load and built the turrent for the Huskmaw.
    Very deadly combo for elk!
     
  11. Chopper818

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    [Came across this load recently. Tried it in my Lawton action and this man knows what he's talking about! Although I set my bullets a little deeper *coal 2.860 this load put 4 straight rounds
    into the same hole. I quit and packed up. This load is right on.

    QUOTE=D.ID;633845]My best load in my Wsm is the 190 hunting vld. .012 off the lands which in my rifle gives an coal 2.904", 215m primer, winchester brass, 62.5 grains of H4350 from my 24" barrel gives 2875 fps with ridiculously low ES and is very mild but that is where the groups became single holes. If I use federal brass I drop the the powder charge to 62.0 and get exactly the same performance. I got real lucky with my tikka and the VLD bullets as it was the easiest load tuning I have ever done. Hope yours go as well, Good luck.[/QUOTE]
     
  12. Kingdr1300

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    I also have a Tikka 300 wsm and just picked up my first batch of Berger 190gr VLD'S. I'm going to start with this. Thanks so much!