Berger Bullet Question

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by ds1304, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. ds1304

    ds1304 Active Member

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    Are Berger Bullets longer than most Bullets? I read somewhere they were so does that mean if they are, they won't fit in your mag box? Do you need to modify the box if they are?
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    The Bergers have a secant ojive (VLD, Very low drag) and that makes them longer for the same
    weight and the ojive makes it harder to touch the lands.

    In order to touch the lands you have to seat the bullets out further making the overall length
    hard to fit in a standard magazine so after market magazines are recommended.

    How ever they do not have to be seated close to the lands to get accuracy. In fact Berger
    states that you can seat as far away as .120 thousandths.

    Most have custom chambers cut for the Berger's. But if you do that then you will be limiting
    your bullet choices and if the rifle does not like the Berger's or other secant ojive bullets you
    will probably have to have the chamber throat ed.

    They are one of the most accurate bullets but the controled expansion on game is of some
    concern to some people.

    J E CUSTOM
     
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  3. ds1304

    ds1304 Active Member

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    Thank you so much for the information. This is very helpful.