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 .243 Win. Berger 95 gr. Hunting VLD #24527
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Hockeynick39
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USA
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Posted - May 13 2017 :  07:10:18  Show Profile  Send Hockeynick39 an AOL message Send Hockeynick39 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Bought my first 100 the other day. Recommended twist is 1:8" and I have a 1:10", which by the Berger twist chart is marginal for stabilization. Anyway, did the dummy round and found that the ogive contacted at 2.790". Also according to Berger and their tests with "jump", one of the sweet spots will be either .010", .040", .090", or .130" off the lands for the hunting bullets. I've decided to try an OAL of 2.750" and will see what happens. Won't be able to test until, hopefully, next Saturday. Thoughts or opinions from anyone using VLDs.

ethmoid1999
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USA
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Posted - May 13 2017 :  08:08:16  Show Profile Send ethmoid1999 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'll watch for your results. I have some and have never had a chance to try them.
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mtmuley
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USA
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Posted - May 13 2017 :  09:04:48  Show Profile Send mtmuley a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I love them. Been shooting them for deer and antelope in the kids rifles. Accurate and deadly. mtmuley
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Hockeynick39
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Posted - May 13 2017 :  09:40:35  Show Profile  Send Hockeynick39 an AOL message Send Hockeynick39 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mtmuley

I love them. Been shooting them for deer and antelope in the kids rifles. Accurate and deadly. mtmuley



What OAL works for your .243, Dale?
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mtmuley
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USA
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Posted - May 13 2017 :  10:20:24  Show Profile Send mtmuley a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am at an OAL of 2.755". Honestly, I just set to a length that fit my magazine and basically just got lucky with an accurate load right out of the gate. Once established, I measured it with my Stoney Point and seat to the comparator measurement to be more consistent. Kinda backwards, I know, but like I said, sometimes you get lucky. mtmuley
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Hockeynick39
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Posted - May 13 2017 :  18:11:46  Show Profile  Send Hockeynick39 an AOL message Send Hockeynick39 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mtmuley

I am at an OAL of 2.755". Honestly, I just set to a length that fit my magazine and basically just got lucky with an accurate load right out of the gate. Once established, I measured it with my Stoney Point and seat to the comparator measurement to be more consistent. Kinda backwards, I know, but like I said, sometimes you get lucky. mtmuley



That's what I figured!!!!! Gonna try these and go with it!
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herbeapuce
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Canada
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Posted - May 13 2017 :  19:03:17  Show Profile Send herbeapuce a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Can't say for the Berger 95 VLD (OD 1.130" & 1 in 8", G1:.467) but the Berger 95 Classic hunter (1.069" & 1 in 9", G1:.434) shoots very well in my savage 1 in 10"
good luck
stef
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Zero333
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Posted - May 15 2017 :  10:31:31  Show Profile Send Zero333 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I shoot and have shot several of the Berger VLD's in a handful of different rifles and cartridges and I have not found them to be very picky to seating depth. They were no different than other non-vld bullets.

My experience is with 105 vld & hybrid in 243win, 140 vld-h in 7mm08, 190 vld-h in 300winmag and 185 vld & hybrid in 308win and 300winmag.

I did the Berger seating depth test with 190vld-h in a 300winmag and no particular depth stood out on the target.

I couldn't get the 105 Hybrids to shoot as well as the 105 vld with H-4831 (my go to always accurate 243w powder) until I tried a different powder. RL-25 got the job done.

Your 10" twist will stabilize the 95 vld as I've seen 2 other 10" twist 243win's shoot them nicely.



Treat that trigger like itís your first date, not like youíve been married to it for 20 years.

Edited by - Zero333 on May 15 2017 10:35:42
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Hockeynick39
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Posted - Jun 03 2017 :  21:30:02  Show Profile  Send Hockeynick39 an AOL message Send Hockeynick39 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well........... The best group I could get with these and VV N550 was about 1 1/2" @ 100 yds. Time to move to VV N560 and go from there. For whatever reason, this Tikka in .243 Win. does NOT like VV N550!!!!
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budlight
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Posted - Jun 04 2017 :  00:49:06  Show Profile Send budlight a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My go to powder for 243 win and heavy pills are Superformance and R-26
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Hockeynick39
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Posted - Sep 23 2017 :  18:26:12  Show Profile  Send Hockeynick39 an AOL message Send Hockeynick39 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Been awhile due to the Texas heat during summer, but finally got a chance to launch these buggers down range. Best group I got was right about 1 1/2" out of a guaranteed 1 MOA barrel. This was also testing up and down with different OALs. So, I will be trying out the rest of the box in the 6 x 45 mm AR platform I have and will be moving on to some 87 gr VLDs. As long as I can use them for medium game. If not, I will be sticking with the tried and true 100 gr, Hornady SPs, Sierra GKs, Speer BTSP or GS.
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Zero333
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Canada
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Posted - Sep 23 2017 :  20:13:43  Show Profile Send Zero333 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That's not a happy ending. Sorry for your loss.

Can't win them every time.

Treat that trigger like itís your first date, not like youíve been married to it for 20 years.
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mtmuley
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USA
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Posted - Sep 23 2017 :  20:41:44  Show Profile Send mtmuley a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You could sell them to me. My kids rifle loves them. mtmuley
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Hockeynick39
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Posted - Sep 24 2017 :  06:48:58  Show Profile  Send Hockeynick39 an AOL message Send Hockeynick39 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mtmuley

You could sell them to me. My kids rifle loves them. mtmuley



There's only a handful left and would be a waste of postage. I'll keep that in mind on the next trials.
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