What Bullets for 1000yd BR

Discussion in 'Big Stuff -- 6.5mm, 7mm, 30 Cal' started by Hengehold, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. Hengehold

    Hengehold Silver $$ Contributor

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    what bullet makers/models are people using for 1000yd benchrest? Specifically I am interested in 6.5mm (140gr) and .30 cal (155gr) families.

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  2. dkhunt14

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    They are using alot of Berger 130 and 140 in the 6.5. In the 30 cal the bullets are usually 200 grain and up and mostly Berger. Matt
     
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    142 Sierra Match King 6.5. I shoot them in a 6.5-06imp. when fire forming and they are extremely consistent and very close to the Cauterucio's i shoot in matches.
     
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  4. Hengehold

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    Has anyone taken over Bob Cauterucio’s bullet making business since he passed away?

    PS. Bob was a hell of a great guy and is missed .

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    I wouldn't even consider a 155 grain 30 cal for 1K.....unless there is some sort of restriction.

    As far as the six-five 140's....I have always used Berger, but I never shot a 6.5 in 1K comp...always a 30 or 6mm.

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  6. Hengehold

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    Anyone using the Lapua Scenar-L?

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    The B.C on the 140 SMK is .535
    The B.C on the 142 SMK is .626

    The B.C. on the Berger 130VLD target is .552
    The B.C. on the Berger 140 VLD hunting is .600

    The 130 shoots very tight groups at 300 yds for me, and I've had it out to 750 yds with good results, but I don't compete.

    Same with the 142 SMK.

    The only reason I haven't had them out to 1000yds is my scope refuses to cooperate. New scope is on the way, so that problem will go away shortly.
     
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    I'm a 123gr to 130 fan in the creedmoor . Speed them up and they are flat shooting . The new nosler 130 rdf may be the answer , .615 g1 bc , .307 g7 bc .
     
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    I use the 140 ELD-M with great effect. I'm in the process of making a load up with the 139gr scenars as they are literally half the price of the ELDs over here. I'll only change if they are as good. Fortunately the node I have is 63fps faster than the 140s and it makes up for the gap on BC with almost identical data.
     
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    In 30 cal. I started using 200gr sierra matchking in front of h1000, then went to 210 sierras, and later switched to 210gr Berger vld s in a 300wm. I found after alot of shooting the bergers do better at 1000 yards but of course they have a substantial bc edge over the 200s. I want to try the new sierra 230gr bullets at some point but I'm not sure how well my particular rifle will stabilize this bullet. The 155gr bullet range in 308 cal isnt probably your best choice for a 1000 yards but if your stubborn like me they will do until you figure things out for yourself.
     
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    There are three rifles that I have access to that are accurate enough for long range, all M70 Wins, 243 Win, 30-06 & 375 RUM. Since you are only interested in 6.5 or 30; the bullet I find most accurate in the 30-06 is the 175 match, Sierra, Berger or Lapua. I haven't conducted enough tests with all other variable eliminated to conclusively note one as better than the others; and if the 30-06 had a faster twist I'd probably be able to get better accuracy from the 200+ grain bullets.
     
  12. Hengehold

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    Thanks for sharing. I am a Palma shooter and international rules restrict the rifles to a 308 with a bullet under 156gr. That is why I have interest in a 155gr.
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  13. 69mach

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    Well that just pretty well narrows
    The selection. I would prob go with the heaviest Berger you can then. They have always seemed to be pretty picky on their seating depth but worth the experimentation.
     
  14. 284 lapua

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    I use them in f.class there very very good 180g 7mm a bullet you must try
    Regards paul
     
  15. Hengehold

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    thanks
     

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