Berger VLD

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by tonypro, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. tonypro

    tonypro New Member

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    Has anyone shot VLD's in a Weatherby?
    Berger suggest the VLD's being seated on the lands.
    I wouldn't think that would be wise with WBY's freebore?
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    I shoot the 210's in 2 different 30-378's one is a stock accumark, the other has a 30" HS barrel with free bore. I also shoot the 190's in my 300 with a stock accumark barrel. Seat them as long as your mag box will allow. They shoot great in my rifles.

    Jeff
     

  3. mkg

    mkg Well-Known Member

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    tonypro,

    Eric Stecker of Berger bullets has said that although VLD's shoot great seated to the lands they also can be seated off and shoot just as well.
    I have found that in my 300WSM the 185's shoot great at .025 off , they also will fit and cycle through the magazine even with the abrupt shoulder . I shoot with some other guys that are getting great results at about the same seating depth in multiple calibers ( .223, 22-250 and 6.5X55 Swede ).
    So I would say that if you started at .020 off and stepped out ot .030 off you should find a sweet spot.

    Mike
     
  4. tonypro

    tonypro New Member

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    Thanks guys for the feedback.