Berger Bullets what wieght

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by fetch, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. fetch

    fetch Well-Known Member

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    So I'm sort of a newb.

    I have a rem 700 sps varmint with 1 in 12 twist. I have read and been told that I should NOT shoot anything heavier than 168gr bullet.

    I have been researching hunting bullet and I noticed on bergers site that they recommend shooting a 185gr bullet. This goes against what info I have.

    Here's the link
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    What weight should I be shooting?
     
  2. SBruce

    SBruce Well-Known Member

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    I was told that 10 would stabilize nearly any 30 cal bullet. I would assume, based on that, you should be ok to shoot 180's with a 12.

    Lilja barrels website lists a 12 as acceptable for 180's also.
     
  3. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    You can have faith in Berger's recommendations.
     
  4. teflonhunter

    teflonhunter Well-Known Member

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    My Rem. 700 Tac. 20 has 1:12 twist and absolutely loves the Berger 175 VLD's. I am running them long at 2.892 COAL with 42 gr. IMR 8208 out of Win. or Fed. cases , doesn't matter. .5" five shot groups average. I tried Varget but groups were not as good. All powder charges of IMR 8208 netted good groups but 42 grs. seemed to have the most consistancy. Oh Fed. Gold Medal Match 175's also netted very good groups but cost more than handloads.
     
  5. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Berger shows that your 1:12 twist will stabilize up to 190grain bullets.