Berger VLD Loads for 30-06

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Robert K, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. Robert K

    Robert K New Member

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    I have been interested in the Berger VLD bullet for hunting elk. Does anybody have load data for the 30-06 cartridge? I'll be using a Savage 114. I have been shooting Win. Supreme XP3's. 180 gr, at the range with great results and tight groups. Also when reloading, what powder is recommended, I just got back into reloading after many years away from it.

    Robert K
     
  2. BigDaddy0381

    BigDaddy0381 Well-Known Member

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    I use 49.5gr of varget with 168gr VLD with CCI 200 and rem brass it is a good load for my rem700. I'm guessing it is around 2750fps.
     

  3. Robert K

    Robert K New Member

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    Thanks for the reply
    Robert K
     
  4. Aldon

    Aldon Well-Known Member

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    I am highly considering this option as a hunting load as well.

    Has anyone have an opinion on the effectiveness of the Berger's as a hunting bullet?

    I know they are great for paper punching.gun)