berger vld hunting 6mm 115 gr.

jde650

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I have a rem 700 with pac nor 6 wsm 28" 1-8 barrel. will it stablize the 115 grain berger. I tried the 105 gr a-max, it vaporized those.

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Is it a WSM or WSSM? Just curious if its a wildcat using a 270 WSM brass (or similiar) or using the actual 243 WSSM brass.

.243 is 6mm.

just curious if it is a screaming wildcat.
 

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The 115 Berger in a 1-8 twist barrel will not tolerate velocities much above 3250 fps. I do not know the lowest speed that stabilizes it but it should be stable around 3000 fps.
 

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The 115 Berger in a 1-8 twist barrel will not tolerate velocities much above 3250 fps. I do not know the lowest speed that stabilizes it but it should be stable around 3000 fps.

I've had them from 3000 up to 3300. BB is right above 3250 they go to sh!t.

My barrel is a 1-8 broughton. 3175 is my sweet spot.
 

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Its a 6mm based on 270 wsm. I am getting 3450 with 62 grs RL 25 and 105 gr bergers. I want to use the vld 115 match grade hunting.
 

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Cool, this is the first 6mm short mag I ever even heard of.

A-max and VLD tend to blow up in the air above 3200fps, have heard of success up to 3300fps but 3450fps is very impressive if the 115 VLD are still holding together.

Sierra 107 sounds like a good next bullet to try.

Good luck.
 

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I have a 240 Gibbs that drives the 115's at just under 3250 in a 8 twist barrel and the shoot great. If you think your velocity will be over 3250 try a box of Bergers "target" 115's, Berger part #24430, they have a thicker jacket and should hold together. Berger says they do not recomend them for hunting but the jackets are not as tough as the Sierra jackets and they work fine in a hunting situation.
Dave
 

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You could always try the 115 DTAC.. Has a really high BC and is a very popular choice among Long Range shooters.

Preston
 

uncleB

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I have a rem 700 with pac nor 6 wsm 28" 1-8 barrel. will it stablize the 115 grain berger. I tried the 105 gr a-max, it vaporized those.

Thank you.
Hopefully your pac-nor 1-8"twist barrel is not a 3 groove or you wont be using the 105gr Bergers for very many shots either, you will end up using a 107gr SMK or the 115gr DTAC.
One of my friends also had this problem but can still shoot the Berger 95gr VLD because of the shorter bearing surface.
UB
 

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Thanks gentlemen,

I just received the 115 gr bergers in the mail today. Haven't loaded any, but will this week. I hope I can work up an accurate load quick. Don't want to burn the barrel out to fast. This is a mule deer hunting rifle hopefully will shoot 40 - 60 rounds per year. At that rate should last about 10 years. (I hope)

Jim
 

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Its a 6mm based on 270 wsm. I am getting 3450 with 62 grs RL 25 and 105 gr bergers. I want to use the vld 115 match grade hunting.
Good job on your new wildcat. I just did the samr thing with a 25 caliber of the 270 wsm. Have my own reamer and call it the 25 Bobcat. You should get some super sonic velocities, im getting 3650 out of my 25 with a 100 grain bullet. Reloader 22 works well for me.
mike
 

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Thanks gentlemen,

I just received the 115 gr bergers in the mail today. Haven't loaded any, but will this week. I hope I can work up an accurate load quick. Don't want to burn the barrel out to fast. This is a mule deer hunting rifle hopefully will shoot 40 - 60 rounds per year. At that rate should last about 10 years. (I hope)

Jim
You should get more then that...I'm at 400 in two years out of my 6-284 shooting nothing but berger 115 vld's and it still looks and shoots excellent.

Take care of your barrrel don't get it hot and keep her clean.
 

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yes i get 3400 with mnyu 6-284 100 grainer also. Today with my 25 Bobcat i got 3720 with 100 grain sierra bt, and 3805 with 100 grain speer fb. I would try reloader 22 or imr- 7828.
mike
 

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