7mm 180 grain Berger, Thick or Regular?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by bwaites, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. bwaites

    bwaites Well-Known Member

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    I am working up some loads to try for a new 7MM WSM and have heard good things about the Bergers.

    But I'm confused about whether to use the Thick or Regular jacket, or if anyone has seen a difference.

    I also am wondering about JLK bullets, who has a 180 grain VLD rated with a BC of .735, which is the highest BC I have seen on any 7MM bullet.

    I will be loading Reloder 25 and 4831SC, but will also try a few others.

    Bill
     
  2. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    According to Berger, the THICK bullets are not for hunting. But then again Sierra says that about their Matchkings. :>)


     

  3. JeffVN

    JeffVN Well-Known Member

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    If you are going to run them above 3,100 fps, get the thick. Berger does NOT recommend the thick for hunting purposes.

    JeffVN
     
  4. bwaites

    bwaites Well-Known Member

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    No hunting intended, will be long range targets only, should have said that, I guess!!
     
  5. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    I run 71 grains of Retumbo in my 7mm Rem Mag with the regular 168 VLD's

    they are running 3040 fps at 4895 asl.

    never a problem yet and man do they work on Game....
     
  6. bwaites

    bwaites Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys!!

    Bill