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Old 02-04-2020, 08:47 AM   #1
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Does anyone here have any pet reloading info they would like to share ???
Fixing to pick one up and was wondering what everyone else is running in theirs
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:49 AM   #2
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For deer and may other species 110gr Accubonds.
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:55 AM   #3
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73-75 grain R25 (work up to 75.....HOT)
115 berger VLD

3500-3600 FPS from a 25-26" bbl

It will perforate 3/8" AR500 steel
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:55 AM   #4
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Id start with large amount of retumbo and 110 accubonds.
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:59 AM   #5
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73-75 grain R25 (work up to 75.....HOT)
115 berger VLD

3500-3600 FPS from a 25-26" bbl

It will perforate 3/8" AR500 steel
Man, that is a screamer for sure!

i just got a 6.5-300 wby that we will start loading for soon, kinda curious on speeds in the 140 grain range
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73-75 grain R25 (work up to 75.....HOT)
115 berger VLD

3500-3600 FPS from a 25-26" bbl

It will perforate 3/8" AR500 steel
Wow!! That's nice. Does it exit? Probably not huh?
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Old 02-04-2020, 09:43 AM   #7
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Thanks for the info ,
100-110 grain bullets is what I have been wanting to start off with .
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Thanks for the info ,
100-110 grain bullets is what I have been wanting to start off with .
I've shot the 100gr Sierra BT at a couple of deer. They did not exit. FYI.

But they were DRT.
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Old 02-04-2020, 09:48 AM   #9
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I ran a 1-10 twist Bartlein with 115 VLDs @ 3400-- rebarreled to a fast twist (1-7.5) to run the long 121gr Hammers and 131 Blackjacks--

7828ssc has been consistent but slightly slower velocity (3300~) than I had originally hoped.

Because of the reduced bearing surface some guys are getting over 3400 with 131s... which puts them, energy wise, in the league of the 7RM w/ 162s...

I'll be testing the 131s on Aoudad in three weeks!
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Old 02-04-2020, 10:42 AM   #10
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73-75 grain R25 (work up to 75.....HOT)
115 berger VLD

3500-3600 FPS from a 25-26" bbl

It will perforate 3/8" AR500 steel
Dang.

I'm running same powder and bullet. Didn't think you could even stuff that much powder in the case
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Old 02-04-2020, 01:09 PM   #11
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73-75 grain R25 (work up to 75.....HOT)
115 berger VLD

3500-3600 FPS from a 25-26" bbl

It will perforate 3/8" AR500 steel


Hey that recipe looks familiar!

Definitely proceed with caution as it is well above book max.

And yes it will blow through 3/8 AR500 even at 200 yards.




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Old 02-04-2020, 02:24 PM   #12
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Hey that recipe looks familiar!

Definitely proceed with caution as it is well above book max.

And yes it will blow through 3/8 AR500 even at 200 yards.




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That's crazy!!
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Old 02-04-2020, 03:28 PM   #13
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I have used Rl22 and 100 grain NBT. I have a late friend who was very passionate about a healthy charge of H1000 and 100 grain Barnes.
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I ran a 1-10 twist Bartlein with 115 VLDs @ 3400-- rebarreled to a fast twist (1-7.5) to run the long 121gr Hammers and 131 Blackjacks--

7828ssc has been consistent but slightly slower velocity (3300~) than I had originally hoped.

Because of the reduced bearing surface some guys are getting over 3400 with 131s... which puts them, energy wise, in the league of the 7RM w/ 162s...

I'll be testing the 131s on Aoudad in three weeks!
Please post up how those 131's do on Aoudad.
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Old 02-04-2020, 04:43 PM   #15
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I have always shot 110 Accubonds out of mine.
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Old 02-04-2020, 04:58 PM   #16
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Mine likes 69 grains of RL 22 and 110 gr Accubonds. Pushing close to 3400 fps. It drops stuff. A lot of stuff. Only time I didn't have a pass through was on a big hog through the shoulders at about 350 yds. But he didn't go anywhere. Layed on on all fours and never even kicked.
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That's crazy!!


Especially considering thatís using what I consider a fairly fragile hunting Bullet.


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Dang....I want to go get one now!! Is anyone running one suppressed?
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Old 02-04-2020, 06:47 PM   #19
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I shoot mine suppressed. Help recoil and makes it quiet enough not to have to wear earplugs. I went to Africa last year on a cull shoot. I loaded 90 gr sierra HP to shoot in the PH's gun. I shot over 50 animals granted most were head and neck shots but that little bullet at warp speed destroys things. Biggest animal was waterbuck and gemsbuck. If you want cheap, fast and deadly try them over some H-1000.
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Old 02-04-2020, 06:49 PM   #20
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Dang....I want to go get one now!! Is anyone running one suppressed?


Mine never gets shot without a suppressor.


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Suppressor .308 and below or a magnum rated suppressor? Iíve got 2 YHM Phantom that I love.
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Old 02-04-2020, 07:10 PM   #22
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I shoot Accubonds in mine, but I’ve been wanting to try out the Berger 115s.

Those of you that shoot the Bergers in the 257, how do you like them for deer and pigs?
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:47 PM   #23
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Hey that recipe looks familiar!

Definitely proceed with caution as it is well above book max.

And yes it will blow through 3/8 AR500 even at 200 yards.




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NVM just saw what I was looking for. Y'all tried a similar load running the nosler BT at those speeds? How does that Berger perform on game?

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257 is dang impressive but quick loads shows 131s pushing almost 80,000 psi at 3400.


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I ran a 1-10 twist Bartlein with 115 VLDs @ 3400-- rebarreled to a fast twist (1-7.5) to run the long 121gr Hammers and 131 Blackjacks--

7828ssc has been consistent but slightly slower velocity (3300~) than I had originally hoped.

Because of the reduced bearing surface some guys are getting over 3400 with 131s... which puts them, energy wise, in the league of the 7RM w/ 162s...

I'll be testing the 131s on Aoudad in three weeks!
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Yes.. Never would have believed that from a Berger.
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NVM just saw what I was looking for. Y'all tried a similar load running the nosler BT at those speeds? How does that Berger perform on game?

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Pretty anti climatic. I just stick the barrel out the window and they da lol over dead.

Bang flops out to 400+ so far. Donít expect an exit.

Iíve not pushed a BT that fast. Kinda scared to based on past experience with them on much slower rounds.


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Suppressor .308 and below or a magnum rated suppressor? Iíve got 2 YHM Phantom that I love.


I shoot mine with a YHM 7.62 Ti.


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Hate to bust the bubble, but 60 grains of Varget behind a 110 vmax in the fuddy ought six will do 3500... Iíve done it myself
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7828 SSC behind a 100 gr bullet for me.
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73-75 grain R25 (work up to 75.....HOT)
115 berger VLD

3500-3600 FPS from a 25-26" bbl

It will perforate 3/8" AR500 steel

Man I had major jacket issues at those speeds, had bullets blowing up on a pronghorn and whitetail. Cratering hide and muscle with no penetration into vitals.

Dropped down to 3380 and no issues, I may of had a bad batch.

Nonetheless my favorite bullet in the Roy
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Hate to bust the bubble, but 60 grains of Varget behind a 110 vmax in the fuddy ought six will do 3500... I’ve done it myself
I can run an 80gr TTSx to almost 4000.....yaaa

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Any of you guys pushing a 100 gr ttsx to 3600 fps? If so how are they performing on deer and pig sized critters?

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I can run an 80gr TTSx to almost 4000.....yaaa
Been going down this rabbit hole all day for potential switch lug Barrel. How does that 80 gr bullet fair on game?

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I shoot Accubonds in mine, but Iíve been wanting to try out the Berger 115s.

Those of you that shoot the Bergers in the 257, how do you like them for deer and pigs?
Killed a good sized boar just a bit over 100 yards-- just behind the ear and the 115 VLD did exactly as designed.

3" of penetration and then explosive expansion-- no exit, but the expanding bullet hit and DEMOLISHED the spinal cord. To the point that I was able to cut the head straight off with a pocket knife, no twisting or breaking vertebrae at all.

He dropped and never moved.
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Man I had major jacket issues at those speeds, had bullets blowing up on a pronghorn and whitetail. Cratering hide and muscle with no penetration into vitals.

Dropped down to 3380 and no issues, I may of had a bad batch.

Nonetheless my favorite bullet in the Roy
Could've been the batch... I ran the 115s at 3400 through my 7.5 twist-- which results in a significant RPM and had no blow ups and they bang flopped a big pig.
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257 is dang impressive but quick loads shows 131s pushing almost 80,000 psi at 3400.
Guys are running them up over 3200 from 25saums and PRCs.

Does QL have all the 131 measurements? Im assuming there is something missing from boattail and bearing surface measurements? Those are the key to their pressure reduction, similar to the hammers.
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Ttsx works much better then the TSX, but both are great on game <400. If you are going to stretch it past that, go VLD route. I killed a lot of critters with 80gr tts , the Hold hair to 370 was nice but they really fell off energy wise after that. The 100 TSX while killed fine never truly gave the hand of God thump like vldís,

With the Barnes hotter you get them more they foul,


I killed a mule deer this year w/vld and had 70% weight retention w/impact velocity around 3000ft/s. And thatís after a good 8 plus inches of spine cord.
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Could've been the batch... I ran the 115s at 3400 through my 7.5 twist-- which results in a significant RPM and had no blow ups and they bang flopped a big pig.
Very well could of been. At this point these shot so well past 300 I hate to mess with it
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Hate to bust the bubble, but 60 grains of Varget behind a 110 vmax in the fuddy ought six will do 3500... Iíve done it myself
Funny that you mention that. When I got my 257 Roy I was telling my father in law about it. I told him about the speed on the 110 Accubonds and he said ďthatís nothing special, my book says I can get a 110 going that fast with my 30-06.Ē Lol
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See 110 grains
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Hate to bust the bubble, but 60 grains of Varget behind a 110 vmax in the fuddy ought six will do 3500... Iíve done it myself


With what a 40Ē barrel?


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See 110 grains
No I shall it whole point was not apples to apples, unless you are just bragging speed..... and if you case is speed, letís talk 4k

A 30 cal 110 and a 25 cal 110 are way different animals, only thing they have in common is weight.. thatís it.
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