berger vld 180 grain 7mm

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by linksmechanic, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. linksmechanic

    linksmechanic Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys I'm new to the vld bullets. I just picked up some 180 grain vlds and would like to try them. My rifle has a 9 3/4" twist and a 26 inch barrel. It's a 7mm rem mag. Do you think my rifle will stabilize them? I plan on using them for super long range:800 yards and beyond. Thanks
     
  2. YOTES2CALL

    YOTES2CALL Well-Known Member

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    yes it should.... I shoot the 168 grain VLD in my 7mm Rem Mag.

    Look at my post "retumbo powder pressure signs"

    type your question in the search and you'll find all kinds of info here....
     

  3. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    Berger recomends a 1 in9" My remington BDL 7 RM has a 1 in 91/4", I have been told they should work. I've shot the 168g VLD without any problems. WOuld like to try the 180g VLD for the higher BC. Let us know if they work for you.
     
  4. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    Where are you at?
    What are your weather conditions(when you'll need these bullets to hit nose first)?
     
  5. linksmechanic

    linksmechanic Well-Known Member

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    I'm in north idaho at about 2300-3000 ft. temp is around 28 degrees.
     
  6. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    I think they'll work then. I figure Sg at 1.3 which is marginal. But they'll hit point first.
     
  7. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    i just read a post where someone said they couldn't get the 180's to stabilize with a 10 twist. might have been over on PLRH.
     
  8. YOTES2CALL

    YOTES2CALL Well-Known Member

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    Email Walt Berger and ask him.... he is good about getting back to you on your questions.
    Walt Berger
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    bergerltd@aol.com
     
  9. linksmechanic

    linksmechanic Well-Known Member

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    I was wrong about my twist it's actually 9 1/4. So I think it may be fine.