very impressed with 243 berger 95grns

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  1. crowsnest2002

    crowsnest2002 Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to post that using 95 grain berger vlds out of my 243 is quite devastating. I havent had an opportunity for long range hits yet, but all short range of 100-200 yards have been quite devastating. Most have produced baseball sized exit holes on groundhogs. Very pleased with the results.
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  2. lineman2002

    lineman2002 Well-Known Member

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    What is ur over all length after seating those vlds? I can't seem to get mine to group well
     

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    crowsnest2002 Well-Known Member

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    vegas steve Well-Known Member

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    try some 75 grn v max's. they will cut em clear in half.
     
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    +1 on the V-max, I shoot them with a 22-250 55gr V-max and it guts them.
     
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    crowsnest2002 Well-Known Member

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    Finally said overtime can wait this last weekend. Went to the range and tried out my load at 400yrds. 2 3/4" group at 400 yards. Probably could do better, but its always a start. Love these 95grn bergers by the way. I recommend them to anyone if they can find the sweet spot.
     
  7. codyjoe1128

    codyjoe1128 Well-Known Member

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    Im shootin the hsm loaded 168 grain bergers outa my 300 wsm, i found the sweet spot for them finally...under 80*.... weve got a bad coon problem around the family farm so i took my wsm with me fishin....think it mighta been over kill....

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    Very explosive at 150 yards....
     
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    crowsnest2002 Well-Known Member

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    Thats what you call fish food :rolleyes:
     
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    Yah the catfish went nuts over the gut spray on the water so i dumped the rest in after i took the pic....compleatly gutted it, no innerds anywhere....
     
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    I shot a groundhog at over 200 yds with the 75 gr V-Max and here is its pic using a 6mm Dasher
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    codyjoe1128 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice
     
  12. REDHEAD

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    Just getting started with them myself. Seems they really don't do any better (Sierra Ballastics) till after 550 yards or so. Beyond 600 , they begin to shine. I using a Rem. 700 Varmint, 26" Bbl .243 all stock. I've got my scope set for 70 gr Nosler. lightbulb
     
  13. crowsnest2002

    crowsnest2002 Well-Known Member

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    It all has to do with seating depth. My oal is 2.81" . It works for me.