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Berger VLD's

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by MLC, Jan 30, 2003.

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  1. MLC

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    Does anyone here have experience with these bullets?
    I'm looking at the 95g 6mm and either the 168 or 175g 30 cals.
    I've read that best results come from seating into the rifling.
    Any tips would be great.
     
  2. Bullet

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    I only shoot Bergers in my rifles. I believe they are one of the best. You might want to try the moly coated bullets so you won't have to clean your barrel as often. They tell me you should clean after 100 rounds using moly coated bullets. If you want to touch the rifling make sure your loaded cartridge will still fit in your mag. If your shooting a single shot this will not apply to you. A friend of mine says he sets his OAL .005 longer than just touching the rifling with good results. If your touching the rifling or setting your OAL longer make sure you work up your loads watching out for any sign of higher pressures. I have also heard that touching the rifling will give you better accuracy but this is not 100% true. Some rifles will shoot better not touching the rifling. You will have to try adjusting OAL with your rifle yourself and see which OAL works best for you.
     
  3. Steve Smith

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    Only problem with going into the rifling (besides watching pressures carefully when working up loads!) is if there is a safety issue on the range and you need to unload the rifle. If the bullet sticks in the rifling (not uncommon!) you'll pull the case away from it and dump powder in your action. Nice.
     
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