200gr. berger hybrid 3006

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by gohring3006, May 6, 2014.

  1. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    I thinking of running some 200 -208 grn. Berger hybrids in my 06. I was wondering if my standard rcbs dies will seat them or do I need a different setup if so what should I get? Also I was wondering what powder is working for those hybrids my magazine only allows me to load to 3.34in oal.
     
  2. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    Take your die apart and check and see if the Berger bullets nose bottoms out in the seater stem cup. If it does RCBS will build you a custom seating stem to fit the bullet. I'm getting a couple made for the 215gr Berger to use in my RCBS dies. Send them a email and they should bring you up to speed.

    RL 17 works very well with the 190gr Berger at 3.345 in the 06.
     
  3. Trnelson

    Trnelson Well-Known Member

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    You should be fine with "standard" dies. As far as powder goes you may enjoy H4831SC, YMMV. Something around that burn rate would also be a good choice. Personally, I have found H4831sc to be what my rifle prefers for the 230g Berger OTM. I can get it to 2515fps, but found the top accuracy node to be right around 2,450fps using 56.5g of H4831SC. Again, YMMV.
     
  4. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the reply now I'm wondering about the custom seating stem cause I was thinking about the 215s also so I hope if I have one made for the 200s that it will also work for the 215s