190gr Berger VLD

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  1. 340Shooter

    340Shooter Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I am looking at trying the hunting version of this bullet in my T3 .30/06 and was wondering if anyone has loaded them and can recommend a powder? I put together some already with H-4350. Started at 49grs.
     
  2. barefooter56

    barefooter56 Well-Known Member

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    340shooter,
    Go to our website. On the main page click on the information tab then click on tech talk in the drop down and read Erics article " VLDs, making them shoot for bullet seating depth testing help. If you have any more questions you can contact us here or at [email protected]. Thanks for using our bullets!
     
  3. Jaxdialation

    Jaxdialation Well-Known Member

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    I use H1000 powder in my 300WM for this bullet. It yields 2990 fps at sea level.

     
  4. Jud96

    Jud96 Well-Known Member

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    H-4350 is a good powder choice for the 190 in an '06. What is your barrel length?
     
  5. 340Shooter

    340Shooter Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    It's the factory 22"
     
  6. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    This is the load I use with the 190gr Berger in my 06. Playing with the 210gr Berger this summer in that rifle.

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  7. 300Wildcat

    300Wildcat Active Member

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    30-06 with VV N560. Berger 190 vld. Good velocity and accuracy.
     
  8. Dano1

    Dano1 Well-Known Member

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    340shooter,

    I'm shooting them out of my .30-06 Ackley Improved. They are a very accurate bullet.

    Your choice of H-4350 is right on and is a great powder. It will yield good velocities out of your shorter 22" bbl,

    I run mine a little on the warm, yet safe side and developed mine using quickload. My -06 improved has a 26"bbl and with the slightly larger case, I'm getting 2900FPs from mine.

    Loaded correctly, these bullets will shoot extremely well. I've taken 4 elk and 5 Muledeer with Berger VLDs and they work very well as long as you're not trying to break shoulders and limit your shots to heart/lung shots.

    Hopefully this is helpful,

    Dan
     
  9. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I also shoot a .30-06 AI, but I shoot the Berger 185 VLD's. I have a 26" barrel on mine, and I shoot IMR 7828 SSC lit with a Federal 210M primer. I'm also getting ~2,900 fps.
     
  10. 300Wildcat

    300Wildcat Active Member

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    30-06AI 190VLD => Lapua Case Vihtavuori N560 63gr CCI250 =3070pfs. 61gr give best accuracy, then about 2860pfs. Best Groups 5shot under 0,3"/109y
    Barrel 27,5" Border with long throat