VLD180 (7mm) Berger vs hornady.

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Max Heat, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Max Heat

    Max Heat Well-Known Member

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    I haven't shot either, as of yet. But I know that the horns have the higher BC, at .684. So I'm wondering why everybody is so hip on the bergs. The reason has GOT to be that the bergs are considered to be the more accurate. Is this correct?
     
  2. Browninglover1

    Browninglover1 Well-Known Member

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    Where you getting your info? As far as I've seen, Hornady doesn't even have a 180 grain 7mm bullet, and their 162 AMax is their highest bc bullet for that caliber and it checks out at .625
     

  3. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    I too am interested!
     
  4. sendero72

    sendero72 Well-Known Member

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    The 162 A-max is Hornady's highest BC bullet. I use it in my 7mag and my best group so for is 6" @ 1098 yds. That's tight enough for me! I think you will like it.
     
  5. Max Heat

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    Alright, it looks like I made a mistake. I know their a-max 162 speaks for itself at .624, but I thought THEY also made the .684 BC VLD180 match (king, or something?) bullet. But being that I just looked on their site and it isn't there, it HAS to be the Berger. So I do stand corrected on that. I haven't fired either one, as of yet, but I plan on running the a-maxes if/when I go 1K. 6" DOES impress me! What barrel did you use when you shot that group?
     
  6. edge

    edge Well-Known Member

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    Sierra Matchking perhaps?

    Technical Information
    Caliber: 284, 7mm
    Bullet Diameter: 0.284
    Bullet Weight: 180 Grains
    Bullet Style: MatchKing Hollow Point Boat Tail
    Bullet Coating: Non-Coated


    Ballistics Information
    Sectional Density: 0.319
    Ballistic Coefficient: 0.660

    edge.
     
  7. Max Heat

    Max Heat Well-Known Member

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    Yea, the match king IS sierra. That WASN'T what I was thinking. It MUST be the bergers, if THEY are the ones that have the .684 BC. I thought hornady made those, as well as the .624 BC a-max162's. But I was mistaken.