Bergers WAY off the lands?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Colby, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. Colby

    Colby Active Member

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    I've got a 7/300 Wby, built on a Rem 721 action. I'm experimenting with some new loads and bought some Bergers to try. I was doing some measuring and found that if I load them short enough to fit in the mag, they are about .160" off the lands. Anybody had any experience with giving them that much of a run?

    Thanks in advance.

    Colby
     
  2. Russ Hatch

    Russ Hatch Well-Known Member

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    Check the sticky at the top of the reloading page. Ive loaded up some per the instuctions but haven't got to the range yet. We'll see.
     

  3. Colby

    Colby Active Member

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    Russ,
    I have read that thread. It talks about 0 to .150 off, so I didn't know if there was an issue with going beyond .150.
     
  4. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Official LRH Sponsor

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    I've shot Berger VLD's from jammed into the lands to way off the lands with acceptable accuracy from many different rifles. Usually.... the VLD's like to be "close" to the lands.
    The only way you are going to know if your rifle is going to like them that far away is to try them...
     
  5. BMcKell

    BMcKell Well-Known Member

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    I load them to fit the magazine in my 7stw and 300 ultra. I tried loading them close to the lands but they didn't group good. My 7stw shoots amazing with the 180 grainers even though it is a 9.5 twist and a 9 twist is recommended. Check out my 1000 yard groups in long range hunting and shooting.
     
  6. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    My custom .308 will shoot them fairly well when loaded to the magazine length. That puts the VLDs @ over .125" off the rifling. However, @ .125" off the Nosler Accubond will shoot noticeably better. The Accubonds will put ever bullet in a 1.25" orange dot @ 200 yds with regularity.