.257 115gr berger vld b.c.

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by smoked, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. smoked

    smoked Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    129
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    what is the real b.c. of the berger target or hunting vld in 25 cal, i keep reading .523 but it states .466 on bergers web site ???, if it is really .466 than i wont switch from my 115 nosler bt at .453
     
  2. AZShooter

    AZShooter Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,075
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    It is .466 A few years ago Berger changed their BCs. IIRC Bryan Litz did his field testing and Berger corrected the BCs on their bullets.

    As for sticking with the Nosler....the bearing surface on that 115 VLD is quite short. I found I could get the VLD to go significantly faster than the 115 Nosler. That 115 VLD is pure poison on deer sized game and even works well on elk.

    There are four of us who have 257 Weatherby semi customs with turreted rifles. We have a combined total of 17 coues wt, 3 mule deer AND 5 elk. Several friends borrowed the rifles to add to this count.
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2011

  3. smoked

    smoked Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    129
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    in that case i will give them a try, thanks for the info, i could use the extra velocity down range.:cool: