what's better 168 or 180

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by mo, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. mo

    mo Well-Known Member

    Mar 5, 2006
    I need some advice. In my 600 yard f-class rifle what would be better? The 180 berger vld , and the 175 smk or the berger 168 vld and 168 smk? What I'm trying to ask what's better a little higher BC or a little higher FPS? With the 180 and 175 I can get about 2780 fps out of my 284 win. With the 168 I'm hoping to get around 3000 fps.
  2. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2003
    The best thing of you can afford it is try them all. Let your rifle tell you what is best. Accuracy is always more important than a few points of a BC. If they all have the same accuracy and consistency potential out of your rifle, then choose the one with the highest BC. If not, pick the one your rifle likes the best. A higher BC bullet often drops more than a lower one due to velocity differences yet drifts less due to the higher BC even though it is going a bit slower. Drop is of no concern in a match but windage is.

  3. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    i would try re-17 for sure. should give you 100 fps more. if there is much wind the higher bc are better. if your rifle will shoot the 180 good then use it.
  4. Booney

    Booney Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2008
    The real ? is which shoot better in your gun.