Berger 270 150 VLD

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  1. tscott

    tscott Well-Known Member

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    Hi you guys, Berger has had their new bullets for the 270's out for a few months now. Have any of you had time to develope a favorite load? I'm working on a Rem 700, 270 WSM. So far I haven't had much success. Nothing better than 1" groups. My OAL is 2.80 and I think I can go out to 2.82 without any trouble. The powders I have used so far are, RE 22, Retumbo and Ram Shot Mag. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. linksmechanic

    linksmechanic Well-Known Member

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    You need to seat them into the lands. Also your power choices(Retumbo in particular) Are a little slow IMO for that bullet. I would try something a little faster(h4831sc would be a good one).
     

  3. 700xcr

    700xcr Well-Known Member

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    So far I tried IMR7828 SSC powder Winchester cases and WLRM primer. Seated into the lands. 62.0grs. produced 0.75" five shot group. I haven't chronographed it yet.
     
  4. roundss

    roundss Well-Known Member

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    I am shooting Berger 150 gr vld's, remington brass, remington mag primers, 56.5 gr of H4350. Average fps around 2900.
    Total case length 2.745. The bullet needs to be touching the rifling.

    ***Edited the total case length for me is 2.845***

    If you want shoot me a PM with your email address and I can send you an Excel file with all the stuff I have so far...... From what I've seen on the books Retumbo will work well with the 150. I have 10 loaded but have not had the time to shoot them through the chrono to see if the stats that Hodgdon put out are accurate. I've had good luck with them being pretty close to what's on their site.
     
  5. tscott

    tscott Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies. Any favorite recipes would be appreciated. And thank you Roundss, a PM was sent.
     
  6. roundss

    roundss Well-Known Member

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    "you've got mail":D

    It's nothing too special just alot of stuff from diff sites.
     
  7. littledevil2873

    littledevil2873 Well-Known Member

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    H 1000 worked best in my rifle. It is a 700 SPS with the light barrel and tupperware stock. It shoots about 1 inch at 200 yds.
     
  8. Strokerace_dave

    Strokerace_dave Active Member

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    What is the BC on the 140 and 150 grain VLD's I was thinking about loading some up in my .270 Win and giving them a try.
     
  9. tscott

    tscott Well-Known Member

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    BC

    Dave, The 150 VLD has a .545 BC. I haven't tried the 140's, but there probably a little less than that. I do want to try them. I started with the 150's, thinking I could use the 270 WSM as a back-up for deer and elk.
    Good luck
     
  10. royinidaho

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    I was very disappointed at the published BC of the berger 150.

    Sure wish it were higher.:(
     
  11. tscott

    tscott Well-Known Member

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    150 Vld

    Roy, I was under the impression that .545 was pretty good for that small of a bullet. What are you comparing it to. I'd like to try something different, with a high BC.
    Thanks
     
  12. dwm

    dwm Well-Known Member

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    FYI, the Berger 6.5MM 140grain VLD has a published BC of 0.640 and the 7MM 168 grain VLD has a published BC of 0.643.

    So the 270 cal 150 grain VLD BC of 0.545 seems a bit low ...compared to the 6.5 and 7MM ...
     
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  13. royinidaho

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    I agree w/dwm.

    I'll get some and develop the drop chart and see what the actual bc is.

    the .5 bc isn't much better than other manufacter's bullets
     
  14. aroshtr

    aroshtr Well-Known Member

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    I have been using the Nosler 140 accubond in my 270wsm with good accuracy results. I tried Richards wildcat 150grn bullets, and could not get them to group at all. The BC of the nosler is advertised at .496. I have found that to be close and not too high. I ended up using about .490 to get accurate drop data in my environment. I also was not impressed with the advertised BC of the berger. with a VLD nose, extra 10grns, and longer boattail, I figured it would be closer to .600, (if the Nosler .496 is close to accurate for the 140grn). I would love to hear some real world drop data at 1k yards.

    Joel