Heaviest, highest bc 30cal bullet

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  1. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    Does anyone know what the heaviest, highest bc 30 cal bullet that will stabilize in a 11.25 is?
    Altitude is 2500
    DA is usually 2500-4500 in the summer.
    Match bullet suggestions are fine.
    I’ve alread tried the 208eldm, but it destabilizes after 400 yards.
    Looking for other suggestions
     
  2. jpd676

    jpd676 Well-Known Member

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    Go to the Berger website and type in your bullet, speed, twist...and it will tell you.
     
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  3. rafterfp

    rafterfp Well-Known Member

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    200.20x
     
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  4. CliffM

    CliffM Well-Known Member

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    I shoot the 210vld out of a 11.25 twist @ 2850 1.74 sg,, very accurate. The 215 not as good.
     
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  5. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

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    Using Berger’s stability calculator The 200.20 has sg of 1.32, on the ragged edge in thinking.
    The 185 hybrid is at 1.46 sg
    The 210vld has 1.53sg might be the best bet.
    What cartridge are you using with the 210s?
     
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  6. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I would shove a 178 eld m as fast as you can.
     
  7. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

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    Tried those too, they were accurate around 2550 and I hit pressure before finding another node. I could sling the 208s accurately at 2500, so I’m thinking if I went with a 200gr that would stabilize would be my best bet, but the 11.25 twist might limit me to a 185
     
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  8. rafterfp

    rafterfp Well-Known Member

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    I was shooting the 200.20x out of a 24 inch 12 twist WSM @ 2875 DA was 4,700 ft. Shot 1/2 moa out to 850 yrds.
     
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  9. Zman99

    Zman99 Well-Known Member

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    Not trying to hijack the thread but has anyone used the 200.20 on game? Curious of the results.
     
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    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    You might generate more response if you have a separate post of your own. Cheers!
     
  11. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

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    What I find interesting is using the same inputs on the stability calculator for the 200.20x and the 210long range bt I have a much higher sg with the 210.

    If anyone has info on the performance on game on any of the above mentioned bullets feel free to.
     
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  12. Trnelson

    Trnelson Well-Known Member

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    What about the Berger 185 juggernaut?? It’s transonic stable, I have shot it out to 1,500 yards to verify that. I shoot it at 2,665 from my 24” rig and 2,544 from my 18” rifle. I’ve taken seven hogs with my 18” rifle fwiw
     
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  13. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

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    Would you mind sharing your coal and what powder you’re using? I’m gonna try that bullet and the 210long range bt I’m thinking
     
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  14. Trnelson

    Trnelson Well-Known Member

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    CBTO length is 2.155” OAL is ~2.806” they feed flawlessly from Magpul PMAG25 GEN M3 PMAG. I’m using IMR4166 powder with Federal GMM primers in fully prepared and annealed 178g WCC Nato spec brass.
     
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