190 vs 210 vld

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by blownsmok97, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. blownsmok97

    blownsmok97 Member

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    I just purchased a 300 win mag m700 i am building and am getting read to work up a load for it. Was just wondering would it be better to shoot the berger 190's with a little lower bc but higher velocity or the 210's with the higher bc and slightly lower velocity?
    Would it make that big of a difference?
    This would be for hunting/target shooting out to 1000 yards.
     
  2. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    When it comes to 1000 yard windage, the 210 or 208 AMAX is the ticket. There is a pretty noticable difference between the 190 and the 208-210. The 190 will be flatter but the 210 will drift left.

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  3. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    Michael,
    nice to see you posting again.
    I always look forward to your threads.
    Anyway, I shoot the 190's out of a 24" 300WM, and do not feel undergunned out to 800 yards for elk.
    Don't see the need to shoot the 210's, at that point I would go to a 338 EDGE w/ 3000 SMK for distance beyond that.
     
  4. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Inside 600yards the 190 is the better bullet. When the distance gets longer than that, the BC of the 210 takes over. Long shots are all about doping the wind.
     
  5. blownsmok97

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    Thanks guys I was leaning towards the 190 but then got stewing about the 210. If it was an ultra I would go with 210s but wasn't sure if the win mag would be able to take advantage of the 210
     
  6. MSLRHunter

    MSLRHunter Well-Known Member

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    I shoot the 300winmag and chose the 210vld for the reasons listed above. I plan on taking this rifle out to 1200yds, and at those ranges the 210 has a significant advantage in wind drift. I have also just started testing some 208 amax as well.
     
  7. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Always remember that distance to the target is one of the few pieces of data that we can know and with good software can 'dial for the distance' (even taking into account incline/decline). It's doping the wind that is most difficult. The best way to make a determination as to what will work for you is to the numbers and look at drift for the ranges you intend to shoot. I might have been slightly mistaken earlier. Running the numbers in exbal with the 190 @ 3050 and the 210 @ 2950, they match in terms of drift at 600. It's not until ~1k that the 210 starts to shine with .25moa less drift.