Berger Bullets for 7 mm STW

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Blacktail, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Blacktail

    Blacktail Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know if Berger makes the Match VLD in .284 in a 140 or 150 ? I tried looking on the site but for some reason computer acted up. Looking to maybe switch to these from 140 and 160 accubonds.
     
  2. Joel Russo

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    Only VLD offered is a 168 and 180 grain.
     

  3. JeffVN

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    +1 only the 168s or 180 VLDs in 7mm.

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  4. Tyler Kemp

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    But they told me they are coming out with a 140 grain VLD before the year is out. :D

    3500 fps from a STW or RUM should be flaaaaat.
     
  5. Varmint Hunter

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    I shoot a 7 STW 10" twist. I've shot tons of 140gr bullets but rarely shoot them that fast. How many reloads can you get from ypour brass when shooting 140's @ 3,500 ft/sec?
     
  6. Tyler Kemp

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    I'm just guessing. I have a load book showing 140s at 3500 fps out of a 26" barrel. I am getting a 30" in STW or RUM for my birthday. (hopefully)

    This load book was before SAAMI put limits on the STW. I was figuring 3500 fps with a 30" barrel, although more may be possible.

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  7. Tyler Kemp

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    I ran some stuff through JBM, assuming the new 140 has a BC of .55 at 3500 and 3600 fps, sighted in at 300.

    Calculated Table
    Range Drop Velocity Mach Energy Time
    (yds) (in) (ft/s) (none) (ft•lbs) (s)
    0 -1.5 3506.8 3.141 3822.2 0.000
    100 2.3 3308.4 2.963 3402.0 0.088
    200 2.9 3119.1 2.794 3023.9 0.181
    300 -0.0 2938.0 2.632 2682.9 0.281
    400 -7.0 2764.3 2.476 2375.0 0.386
    500 -18.5 2597.2 2.326 2096.5 0.498
    600 -35.2 2436.2 2.182 1844.6 0.617
    700 -57.7 2280.9 2.043 1617.0 0.744
    800 -87.0 2131.2 1.909 1411.8 0.880
    900 -123.9 1987.3 1.780 1227.5 1.026
    1000 -169.6 1849.4 1.657 1063.1 1.183

    Calculated Table
    Range Drop Velocity Mach Energy
    (yds) (in)
    0 -1.5 3606.9 3.231 4043.6
    100 2.1 3403.7 3.049 3600.9
    200 2.8 3210.2 2.875 3203.0
    300 -0.0 3025.2 2.710 2844.5
    400 -6.6 2848.0 2.551 2521.8
    500 -17.4 2677.7 2.398 2228.6
    600 -33.1 2513.8 2.252 1964.1
    700 -54.3 2355.8 2.110 1724.9
    800 -81.8 2203.4 1.974 1509.0
    900 -116.4 2056.6 1.842 1314.6
    1000 -159.3 1915.8 1.716 1140.7
     
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  8. Tyler Kemp

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    DANG! I spent forever trying to fix that chart and it still is messed up.
     
  9. Blacktail

    Blacktail Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info i may wait a bit and see. At first i thought these bullets were for punching paper but after looking at the Best of the West boys these look like dang good hunting bullets too. I am having a lightweight 300 win built and my try there 155 and 165 for it.