87 Berger VLD put to the test today.

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Loner, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Loner

    Loner Well-Known Member

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    We went down to the National Guard shooting clinic in Missoula Mt today. I took the
    .243 loaded with the 87 grain Berger VLD they had us test awhile back. It was an easy
    day for wind, but 3 to 5 switching up all day really showed the Guardsmens skill at
    doping the wind. The little .243 had no problem at all staying supersonic to 1000 and
    turned out a very impressive day for me. JBM ballistics in the ipod put me in the 9
    ring first shot at 800 and in the 6 at 1000 but right on the money for vertical. Put 2
    out of 12 rounds in the X of the X-ring at 1000. I had a couple of rounds blown out
    to the 8 ring but "Ben" our spotter quickly corrected for the wind changes and the next
    shots were back in the 9's and 10's.
    So thanks go to Jamey for producing a wonderful shooting clinic. To the National Guard
    team for taking the day to instruct and help us. To US Optics for my 14 year old sn3
    that performed flawlessly. And to Berger Bullets for putting out a great little bullet for
    a 1:10 twist 6mm. And a thank you to all the other shooters. Could not have been a
    nicer more courteous group of men and women to shoot with.
    Good luck to all of you shooting in the match tomorrow and Sunday. I'm sure you
    will represent Montana well to our National Guard Shooting Team.
    Anyone in the area keep this event in mind for next year. Jamey plans on putting it
    on again at the Deep Creek Range. One of the finest ranges in the country.
     
  2. SBruce

    SBruce Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting.

    What BC were you using? Curious what the G1 BC of that bullet is?
     

  3. Loner

    Loner Well-Known Member

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    Re: 87 Berger VLD put to the test today @ 1000.

    G1 is .412 I used the g7 of .211 . For yesterday from a 200 yard zero I used 73 smoa
    1/4" clicks for 800 and 107 clicks for 1000. Bullet speed was 2920. corrected from
    chrono speeds of 2970.
     
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  4. SBruce

    SBruce Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.