70 grain bergers

This is a discussion on 70 grain bergers within the Cartridges & Calibers forums, part of the Sniping Related category; I was wondering if anyone is loading the 70 gr. bergers in 223 and a good starting point . By the the way beaing new ...

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    70 grain bergers

    I was wondering if anyone is loading the 70 gr. bergers in 223 and a good starting point . By the the way beaing new to the site I am very impressed and pleased to have found you all. Thank you in advance.
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    Are you loading for an AR15 or a bolt rifle?

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    If for an AR, you're going to have to single load them. They like to be seated touching the lands and C.O.L. will exceed magazine length.

    If you email Berger, you'll get load data. Probably from Walt Berger himself! I did.
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    Sorry about that I am loading for a 1/9 bolt rifle (Wincester coyote) trying to come up with long range load for my grandson. So far got a decent load with 69gr. smk just thought I would give the Bergers a try.
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    Why not try a similar load as you do with your 69 grain SMKs? Back off 3 or 4 grains and work up. Bergers can be a little sensitive, more so than some other bullets when it comes to twist.1:9 is sorta on the edge for them. If you have good luck with the SMKs, why not stick with them?

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    I more than likely will stick with the 69gr. but had some bergers and time on my hands and it looked like a good way to experment and spend a little time on the gun. Once I settle on a load I will be lucky to ever get to shoot thos rifle again. But thats ok I really like to watch that boy shoot he just eats it up.
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    my 223 bolt gun shoots 69smk better then it does other rounds.id go with the smk

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    Might try the hornady 68gr bthp too. They're a little cheaper than the smk and seem to fly about as well.

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