7MM 180 bergers

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by new shooter, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. new shooter

    new shooter Well-Known Member

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    I am getting a savage 111 long range hunter with a 1-9.5 twiste.Will a berger 180 shoot all right.
     
  2. ovastafford

    ovastafford Well-Known Member

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    Berger recommends 1-9 twist but there is a bunch of people shooting them through a 1-9.5. They should shoot fine.
     

  3. new shooter

    new shooter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for info.
     
  4. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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    Im not sure how you can say they should shoot fine when the bullet manufactor reccomends a 1-9. We all know that different guns shoot differently. You could have a 1-9 that wont shoot them good just because the gun dont like them. I say buy a box or even just try some sample ones there are some places that will sell them to you by the bullet. Try them out and see if they will work. If they do great if they dont then move to the 168s. I tried the 180s in my 1-9.5 and could not get them under 1.5" group so i moved to the 168s and they work great. Hope this helps.
     
  5. new shooter

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    Thanks i will try that.
     
  6. ovastafford

    ovastafford Well-Known Member

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    Okay, let me rephrase that, I meant they should stabilize in your gun.... sorry
     
  7. coyotezapper

    coyotezapper Well-Known Member

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    Do you know the altitude you will be shooting them at? This will determine whether a 1-9.5 will work. Email Walt Berger and give him as much info as you can and he will be able to help you out. I shoot the 180's just fine with a Remington 1-9.25. I shoot/hunt at 5-9000 feet.