168 Gr. Berger VLD data for .300 win mag

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Jager63, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Jager63

    Jager63 New Member

    Feb 8, 2010
    I'l looking for an acuracy load for my .300 win mag Sako Finnlight using the 168 Berger VLD's. Anyone have any data for a good starting point?

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    OK here is the best advice you can get! Every rifle is diffrent so that being said if you hand load which I am assuming you do you have to do your own test.

    I just did mine with my 300 win mag and 185g VLD it took 24 rounds. I loaded up 4 groups of 6 rounds at diffrent seating depths.

    185g VLD
    Nosler brass
    CCi BR2 primer
    81.0g of H1000 (this is max load in most re loading books)

    1st 6 was .010 off the lands
    2nd 6 was .050 off the lands
    3rd 6 was .090 off the lands
    4th 6 was .130 off the lands

    What my test showed me is my group was around 4" at .010 off the lands then it droped to 1/2 at .050 off the lands and started to open again at .090 to 1" and finaly at .130 the group was 1 1/2". All my shooting was done at 200 yards which is veary important 100 yards is no good.

    This is what Berger recomends you do for a hunting rifle for a target rifle the test is the same but the seating depths are a little diffrent.