I recently picked up one box each of 4 different weights of Berger VLD's for my .308. They are:

168 gr VLD

185 gr VLD

190 gr VLD

210 gr VLD

The rifle is has a 26" barrel with 1:12 twist.

I have just started the process of determining a load to start with and I ran into a snag of sorts. When I started checking the stability factor of each bullet I discovered that the two heaviest bullets required a muzzle velocity of 3,000 fps to be stabilized. My Sierra manual stops at 2,400 - 2,500 fps for Sierra bullets around this weight. Now I'm not certain if I can achieve 3,000 fps mv without having pressure problems. On the other hand, they make the bullet so it can apparently be shot with some reliability.

The 210 VLD is a hoss if it can be shot at 3,000 fps mv Lots of energy and lots of distance available with it.

Any ideas?

168 gr VLD

185 gr VLD

190 gr VLD

210 gr VLD

The rifle is has a 26" barrel with 1:12 twist.

I have just started the process of determining a load to start with and I ran into a snag of sorts. When I started checking the stability factor of each bullet I discovered that the two heaviest bullets required a muzzle velocity of 3,000 fps to be stabilized. My Sierra manual stops at 2,400 - 2,500 fps for Sierra bullets around this weight. Now I'm not certain if I can achieve 3,000 fps mv without having pressure problems. On the other hand, they make the bullet so it can apparently be shot with some reliability.

The 210 VLD is a hoss if it can be shot at 3,000 fps mv Lots of energy and lots of distance available with it.

Any ideas?

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