question about sticky re: getting accuracy from VLD bullets

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by dmax1800, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. dmax1800

    dmax1800 Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2013
    I'm going to use some Berger 190 grain VLD bullets in my 300 win mag for some practice shooting. In the sticky about getting the most from VLD bullets, it mentioned 4 different seating depths. If I happen to chose a bad seating depth while doing my powder charge testing, how will I know which powder charge to use??? The smallest group and then adjust the seating depth to tighten up the group even more???
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2008
    I'd start out seating the bullets to SAAMI spec COL, and get your powder charge tuned-in, then I'd play with seating depth to tighten your groups up.

    But that's just my method...And I'm far from a pro. Everyone has their own method they use.

  3. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2003
    Pick a mid pressure load and find best seating, per Berger's method, before moving on to incremental load development. This will save time and barrel life, as you can it during brass fireforming.