VLD seating depth poll

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by cabinfever, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. cabinfever

    cabinfever Well-Known Member

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    What is your most accurate seating depths using Berger VLD's? Please list you caliber, bullet weight, and where you seat the vld in relation to your lans. I go first!

    7 WSM 180 VLD. Most accurate seating depths are .010 and .051 off the lans. .....025 aint bad either.
     
  2. 4ester

    4ester Well-Known Member

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    300 RUM Sendero, Loading to magazine length

    210 Berger VLDs, not sure of exact number but I think .150 off lands. Jumping quite a bit but still getting good accuracy.
     

  3. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    .338 Lapua 300 Hybrids .015" OL but was pretty good all the wat out to .060" OL

    300 win 210 Berger VLD's one rifle .005" OL another .015" OL

    7mm-300 win 180 Berger VLD's .115" OL
     
  4. bgouin

    bgouin Active Member

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    I tried between 0.010" and .140" with my 7 mm Ultra/Sendero using 168 gr. VLD's. Nothing gave me better than 1.5"-2.5" groups at 100 yds. I went through a box of Bergers and nothing seemed to work for me. I have given up Bergers for this rig.

    I tried Barnes 160 gr. MRX with US 869 at 3300 fps and most groups, during load development, were less than .7". Accuracy inproved with charge weight. I seated to the to the OAL recommended in Barnes manual #4 (I would have to check my records for acctual OAL); I loaded two grains under Barnes reccommended max load, and expected to achieve about 3150-3180 fps. The MRX is pretty expensive and US 869 is proported to have poor temperature stability, so I will try a 162 gr. Hornaday SST next with an appropriate Hodgdon extreme powder. It has been a bit chilly lately when I have had time to go to the range lately, so the SST's will have to wait.
     
  5. 260shooter

    260shooter Well-Known Member

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    7RM 168 gr .080 OL
     
  6. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    270 WSM 140 Bergers .015 of the lands and it is about a .003 window on either side then it opens up.
    300 WBY mag length with 210's shoot good it is so far to the lands I've never been able to get a bullet to touch to find out so it's a heck of a long jump!!
     
  7. tyler.woodard04

    tyler.woodard04 Well-Known Member

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    7mm WSM 168 VLD .177" jump. alot I know but it shoots under .5 MOA all the time. with alot of days closer to .3 MOA
     
  8. sdeviation

    sdeviation Well-Known Member

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    7STW -180 vld(molly) into the lands
    300winmag- 210 vld into the lands
     
  9. Forester

    Forester Well-Known Member

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    7-300WSM 180gr Berger at 2950fps(hot) shoots about half minute jammed .005"

    I tried backing them out but groups went wild as soon as they came off the lands.
     
  10. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Just for my own curiosity , what was the farthers off the lands you tried them?

    Thanks
    Jeff
     
  11. cabinfever

    cabinfever Well-Known Member

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    Just curious, but how are you guys who are seating beyond .100 measuring your seating depth? I use a sinclair comparator and insert and measure off the ogive and it appears the ogive will disapear in the case if seating beyond .100 off the lans.
     
  12. tyler.woodard04

    tyler.woodard04 Well-Known Member

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    hornady tool. and it is close to the case mouth but not touching. ill measure it later but im thinking .100'' before it hits the case mouth
     
  13. txsendero

    txsendero Well-Known Member

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    7mm Rem Mag with 140 VLD @ .050" from the lands.
     
  14. MSLRHunter

    MSLRHunter Well-Known Member

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    300 win mag, 210 gr VLD, .025 off lands