I answered my own question. I never did a complete seating depth test on my 7 Rem Mag since it was already shooting pretty decently just seating .020" from touching lands. I did the full test as Berger recommends for the VLDs with the 168 gr Classic Hunters. The worst 3 shot groups were about 1". Ended up with 6 shots in a .410" group at .065 off the lands.I know this thread is about the VLD Bullets, but does the same seating depth testing apply to their "Classic Hunter" Hybrid bullets. Has anyone found that the seating depth window with those are also approximately .030" wide?
There have been quite a few posts indicating that the 130 Hybrids perform well on deer sized game at mid ranges. While I have not used them for hunting, my 6.5x47 Lapua using the 130 Hybrids at a muzzle velocity of 2900FPS is still moving at 1900FPS with energy of 1030ft/pounds at 700 yards(4500 altitude/45F). I would have no problem using them to this distance.Great thread! Question on the 6.5 130 grain hybrids. Are those suitable for deer hunting?
I use 77gr H1000 with 210 Bergers jammed works greatMarine Sniper:
I've got a .300 Win. Mag. (I know you have a .300 Wby.) I'll be loading up with 210 VLD's soon and was curious what flavor of powder you're using in you Berger 210 load and your Nosle 200 grian AB load. Thanks