Berger VLD .308 Load Data

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  1. Thumper450

    Thumper450 Member

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    Can anyone share the Berger .308 load data out of their Berger manual?

    Like to see the charts for:

    155 hybrid
    168 Hunting VLD
    175 Hunting VLD

    Thank you!
     
  2. Thumper450

    Thumper450 Member

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    Anyone?
     

  3. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    e-mail berger, they will send it to you.
     
  4. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Berger 168 VLD, Nosler Custom Comp 168 & 175.....44.0gr of Varget is what I use. That seems to be the universal load for heavy barreled .308's shooting 168 & 175gr pills. It hasn't failed me yet.

    If you wanna have some real fun, you should try the Berger 210 VLD's with 39.1gr of Varget if you have the right twist rate (1:10 or 1:11.25"). Load at your own risk, that is Berger's max recommended load for the 210's in the .308. When using a load with pressures like this, make sure you use good brass like Lapua or Hornady Match brass.
     
  5. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    My 10ba loves175vld 30 off the lands and completely full of h380 47.5 gr
     
  6. birddog67

    birddog67 Well-Known Member

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    Rifle 308 redhawk SPS 1 in 12 twist 20" barrel
    175 VLD
    Federal primers match
    Lupua brass
    42-7 varget
    BO 3-138

    Shoots very well out to 600 yards
     

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  7. Thumper450

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    If you wanna have some real fun, you should try the Berger 210 VLD's with 39.1gr of Varget if you have the right twist rate (1:10 or 1:11.25"). Load at your own risk, that is Berger's max recommended load for the 210's in the .308. When using a load with pressures like this, make sure you use good brass like Lapua or Hornady Match brass.[/QUOTE]

    what kind of speed you seeing with the 210?
     
  8. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    2,400 fps w/ a 24" barrel.

    I seat mine about 0.001" shy of the lands.
     
  9. valleyloader

    valleyloader Well-Known Member

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    I've found the 168 VLD's to be extremely accurate over 45.5 grains of varget in Lapua brass with a CCI BR-2 primer. This load produced 1/2 MOA groups out of my rifle, remember to work up from reduced loads and check for signs of high pressure. The hodgdon book and website list 46 grains of varget as the max, I tried it and groups opened up a little bit.
     
  10. Thumper450

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    What gun? This is about a mirror image of my current load. I found sweet spot at 44 grains. mine are built 2.89 OAL for my Rem 5R .

    Had real good grouping at 44 gr, bumped up to 45 for some more speed. No pressure signs yet.
     
  11. valleyloader

    valleyloader Well-Known Member

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    Remington 700 varmint got lucky the gun is nothing special but it really shoots, COAL 3.025 right on the lands.