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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Popapi, Dec 8, 2010.
Do you guys have anything on a 140 Berger in this caliber!?
I have not loaded the 140 Berger, but I have loaded, many 140 grain bullets including Nosler Accubonds, Nosler BTs. 140 Barnes TSX and TTSX's. I am also shooing the 168 Berger.
My favorite powder at the moment is RL-19 for the 140 grain bullets. Alliant gives the Max load of RL-19 at 63.0 grains. I have gotten good results with 62.0 grains. This load has produced 3060 ft/sec out of my Rem 700 with a 24 inch barrel. I think that RL-22 is another good choice as well as IMR-4350.
With heaver bullets(160-168 grains) I have used IMR-7828. 59.0 grains behind a 168 Berger has shot very well out of my gun.
I can't help you with the 140 Berger but my rifle loves the 162 Amax. I'm using 65.5 gr of H1000 with a COAL of 3.017, which is .005 into the lands. That gives me a velocity of 3057 fps out of my 28" 1-8.5 twist barrel. The 162 Amax has devastating effects on the deer and antelope we have taken with it.
Anyone else with data for 140grn VLD's
Any one else with data!?
berger data shows a max of 61.8 gr of reloader 19 and 64 gr max for imr 7828ss these are two of the faster loads