87 grain berger

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  1. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    i can not find the bc listed any where for the 6mm 87 grain . roninflag
     
  2. strombeckj

    strombeckj Well-Known Member

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    from midway.

    technical Information
    Caliber: 243, 6mm
    Bullet Diameter: 0.243
    Bullet Weight: 87 Grains
    Bullet Length: 1.052"
    Bullet Style: VLD
    Bullet Coating: Non-Coated

    Ballistics Information:
    Ballistic Coefficient: 0.412
    Recommended Twist Rate: 1 in 10" or faster

    Jon
     

  3. cornstalker

    cornstalker Well-Known Member

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    Hope they are right this time. They sure blew it on the Lapua 6.5mm 139 grain Scenar.

    I am itching to try some of those in my 6mm284.
     
  4. strombeckj

    strombeckj Well-Known Member

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    Looks about right based on were the 95gr VLD's fall.

    I use the 88gr FB High BC varmint (.391) by berger for yotes.... Deadly!

    Jon
     
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  5. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    thanks. i assume you would use the 87s over the 88s for antelope??
     
  6. strombeckj

    strombeckj Well-Known Member

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    I use the 95's for deer and antelope since thats what I intended to shoot when I had the rifle built.

    Jon
     
  7. Cover Dog

    Cover Dog Active Member

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    This was taken from the orange box (hunting bullets) that I have.

    G7 BC = .211
    G1 BC = .412
     
  8. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    are these bullets in stock any place?
     
  9. Cover Dog

    Cover Dog Active Member

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    That I don't know, I added them to an order I got a couple a months ago from Cabela's.

    Bought them to try in a 6mm AI with a 10 twist. Winter just won't let go here in Ohio, I have yet to get out and try them.
     
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  10. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    Well thats kinda dissappointing...Was hoping itd be quite a bit higher then that since my dads coyote light 243 is a 1 in 10 and he wants to shoot a longer range bullet, but its hard to find that with a 1 in 10.

    I told him to go with the 87g vmax any day over the berger. Half the price almost, practically same BC .400, give up nothign to bergers in accuracy, and your gettin splat factor.

    I'll let him know the BC is only .012 higher then the vmax and let him make his own decision.
     
  11. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    You took the words right out of my mouth, the entire time I was reading this thread I was thinking the same thing .400 vs .412. I guess if you're a Berger guy its a win, other than that...? I would like to see/hear how they perform on game, the V-Max is an antelope killng machine (if place properly) but I don't think i'd use it on a big muley....

    Lets get some of the guys that used them to chime in...
     
  12. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    what velocity should these be ran at...either vmax or berger 87 243 win
     
  13. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    I was running the 87 V-Max out of a standard .243 w/RL-19 & FED-210m @ just over 3100; I don't know where that is as far as speed goes but that is where accuracy came in.
     
  14. strombeckj

    strombeckj Well-Known Member

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    I have had the 87gr v-max blow up on the shoulder bone of coyotes. So with that being said I now personally stay clear of using them on anything but varmints at long range. I prefer the 88gr Berger varmints for coyotes, they have a little heavier jacket and penetrate better, even breaking some bone on chest shots. If you have a 1:10 you could try shooting a 95gr VLD but with a .243 it may not be fast enough to stabilize. But again, ever rifle has its own personality. One of the most beautiful things about a 6mm is the bullet selection.

    The 87gr VLD would be a superior bullet for deer sized game vs. a 87gr v-max IMHO. I would choose a bullet that retains its weight and kinetic energy vs. a fragmenting bullet any day of the week for deer or antelope.

    I would consider the 85gr interbond for deer size game but boy are they $$$. They should work in a 1:10 .243

    Midway expects the 87gr bergers in on 5/10. They have always been correct on these dates IMHO
     
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