80 Grain Bergers in a Straight 6BR?

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  1. HTSmith

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    Anyone have a good load to share? I have plenty of Varget and CCI450's. Do they like to be jumped or jammed? I understand I'll have to test and work up for my rifle, but wanted to see what others were having success with. Many thanks.
     
  2. JEFFPPC

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    I have shot both 80 and 88 Bergers out of a straight 6BR 10 twist with BR4's and VV135 jammed hard....square mark, in matches from 100 to 500 yds.
     
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    30.5 gr of 8208xbr, but work up to it. A little warm. Chronographed 3200 in a 26 inch 13.5 twist. Liked Jam.
     
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    That's what I was hoping to hear, as my bbl is 8 twist. Thanks much.
     
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    I use this load 10 thou off the lands with the 80 bergers at 100 yards and it shoots very well and 32 grains of varget shoots even smaller in my rifle.
     
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    28.5 grains of R10x jumped 20. Many groups under .25"
     
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    6BR, 1:8 twist, 28" Krieger bbl,

    88 gr Bergers (#24323) Lot # D090,

    31.7 Gr Varget, 3128 fps, 3 shot group size .164"

    Wheeler method touch point was 1.809, I seated bullets at 1.811 (.003 into lands)

    I found the touch point to be .010 shorter than the previous lot of Berger 88gr, and I needed to retest to find the proper seating depth.
     
  9. MarkS

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    HTSmith,
    I shoot a stiff load of N135 With Berger 80gr. The new Bart's 80 gr should be great also. I like Fed GM, I never had any luck with CCI 450's, myself. CCI BR4 work also.
    Mark Schronce
     
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  10. HTSmith

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    Mark do you jam or jump? Thanks much.
     
  11. MarkS

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    Jam about 0.010"
     
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  12. jeffnet

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    My Savage LRPV 6mmBR likes 80gr Berger Varmint with 32.0 gr Varget, CCI 450 Primers, at 2.808 col measured with a Hornady comparator.
     
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    Thanks everyone. Now if I could just get time to get to the range.
     
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    My rifle likes them .010 jam with 31 gr of Varget but can’t seem to find any!
     
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    I wonder why more people don't shoot these 88 Bergers for short line? I tested them with my 243 1-10 and they will really shoot. I might have to try them in my 6BR.
     
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    I agree..the 88's do shoot well. Just wait til you try em' in that 6BR. I think you'll be happy.

    Last I shot of them though, was 30.8gr of 8208 in a 10 trwist 6BR. They were good.

    Since this is about the Berger 80's...I think they've proven to be very good in a metric ton of the 12 twist Savages that I think they quit making recently. In my 6 Grendel, I shoot Benchmark with Hillbilly 80's. That load wins matches! N135 is my 2nd choice as of now and it too, shoots very well.
     

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