Berger 185 HVLD

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by backcountryguide, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. backcountryguide

    backcountryguide Well-Known Member

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    My current load out of a .308 Win is pushing the 185 at 2810fps. At 1k it gives me 1560fps with 1000 in the energy department. At what speed can we still expect reliable expansion with the said load? And how far would most of you feel comfortable using this round on muleys and smaller game?
     

  2. emn83

    emn83 Well-Known Member

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    if I remember, Berger says to have 1800Fps to ensure expansion

    what are the specs on load and gun? that's a wicked fast load for a .308 and 185s
     

  3. backcountryguide

    backcountryguide Well-Known Member

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    The rifle was built on a Howa action that went through a full blueprint it was then pillared and glassed in a Manners stock. For the barrel on this project we went with a 28" Brux with a 1-10 twist. Rifle Basic trigger at 12oz and a leupold Mark4 sitting on top. As for the load we are using 50gr of RL-17 in Win cases that have been fully prepped. I have reloaded the same case 11 times now and the primer pocket is still tight.