JLKs, Bergers, A-Maxs, & Various Wildcats

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 300magman, May 20, 2011.

  1. 300magman

    300magman Well-Known Member

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    I am looking for a few good and Available .224 bullets to try at 1000 yards. I want to push them at 22-243 velocities, but it seems there is a very limited selection of bullets that are suited for this. The 75gr & 80gr Amax immediately came to mind, but I see various sources stating that they may not survive velocities in the 3400fps range…Are berger hunting bullets any tougher?

    There are also the small bullet makers like JLK (which I hear is nearly identical to Berger…is that true?) Also are any of these small makers currently putting out a relatively reliable supply of bullets that I may want to try?



    I also have a question about the 30 caliber A-Max … What velicities can the 208gr version withstand? … and
    Is there any truth to the rumor of a new Berger (heavier than the current 210gr) or Hornady 225gr A-max (which would presumably have a higher BC than the current 225gr hpbt)
     

  2. load

    load Well-Known Member

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    im shooting the 225 grn hornadys in a 300 win mag. the shoot great
     

  3. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    I shoot the 208 amax at 3210 fps and it does very well at that velocity.
     
  4. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    208amax at 3150 with .5moa accuracy. no problem.
     
  5. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    What twist in the 22?
     
  6. new shooter

    new shooter Well-Known Member

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    Trebark What power and load are you using ?
     
  7. new shooter

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    Long Time Long Ranger. What powder and load are you using ?
     
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  9. 300magman

    300magman Well-Known Member

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    There is no barrel on the 22 yet, once I decide on a projectile I will have one made with a twist to suit it.


    Thanks for the feedback so far everyone . . . but has anyone tried the 208Amax past 3300?