Berger 52gr .224" varmint/match bullets?

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by bowhunthard, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. bowhunthard

    bowhunthard Well-Known Member

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    I found a place I can get my hands on some Berger 52gr. varmint/match bullets cheap. Does anyone have any experience with these bullets? Good or bad? These would be shot out of a 1:12" 22-250.
     
  2. pjracer

    pjracer Well-Known Member

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    should work in your gun. they are accurate but i wish they were boat tail instead of flat base.
     

  3. bowhunthard

    bowhunthard Well-Known Member

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    Would it be a good idea to try these bullets? I shoot the 52gr Speer HP(FB)s now, they look almost identical, but the Berger has a better BC. The Speer BC is .179 (had to contact Speer for clarification on this one, as they have 2 different BCs posted in different places).
     
  4. yorke-1

    yorke-1 Well-Known Member

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    I shoot the Berger 52gr Match bullet over 29.7 gr of H322 in Win cases with CCI BR2 primers out of my 1-12" 22-250 Savage LRPV. They are the most accurate bullets/load I've found for that gun so far.
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    This is my best group so far, but they will average about .25" at 100yds. I would definately give them a try.
     
  5. sscoyote

    sscoyote Well-Known Member

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    If it were me and i was trying to get out to longer ranges i'd try some 60 JLK Low Drags. That bullet has a BC of .339. It'll shoot .5 at 100 out of my buddy's factroy Savage Striker handgun and we shot a clover-leafed 3-shot 2.5" gp. @ 425 not long ago.
     
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    Sorry, Message too old.
     
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    Bob the nailer Well-Known Member

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    52 grn should do well in a 1-12 twist. I shoot 50 grn Nasler and have been looking at the JLK low drag 52's ( none in stock now) I might order some Berger to try.
     
  8. bowhunthard

    bowhunthard Well-Known Member

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    I know it's been a while since I posted this thread, but I saw I had a recent reply, and I decided to update it and let you know what's up.

    I did end up buying the Berger 52s and they shoot great, loading them with a 0.020" jump to the lands over 34.3gr. Varget with a CCI BR2 primer. The average group now is 0.2-0.3" 3-shot @ 100 yds. last time I shot it (last summer) the size of the groups seemed to shrink slightly with each set.

    The BC is not super hot, but the accuracy is great. The group size measured about 2.5" @ 450 yds. The group was strung out on the windage, the group's elevation was only about 0.75".

    The performance is not super-explosive on varmints, although it is definitely satisfactory.

    Good luck to all, during the holidays :).
     
  9. RemXR100

    RemXR100 New Member

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    I just recently loaded some 52gr berger in my remington xr100 22-250 with 4064 powder and Federal match primer and got less then 1/4" 4 shot group @100 yards. They shoot great!!! I seated the bullet .005 off the lands.