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I'm as big a sucker as anyone for long range, high coefficient bullets, but this is getting out of hand! $2 apiece for 180gr. 30 cal. bullets? Guy must think I'm like a 50 cal. owner. If I wanted to pay that much for bullets, I'd just buy the .50!

 
They are sexy looking though.Big Smile
 
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I'm not sure anyone can say how far off the lands my rifle will like his bullet.


I've seen lathe-turned .50s and 416, but I have neither the need nor desire to invest $2 in this bullet, since my SMK has never let me down yet - and for allot let $$.
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So far, been very happy with the Bergers I've been shooting. I may want to step up to the heavier weight though. I think this guy is nuts! The B.C. he's claiming is WAY above any other VLD type bullet out there. I would maybe consider trying some from JLK though, as they are not terribly expensive.
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there's a fellow down south that makes aluminum tipped vld's that have much higher BC's than .725. fairly sure i have his e-mail, ah yes, it's  bullett33@hotmail.com  yes, it's two l's, two t's and two 3's. not a very economical option either!
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I'll stick to my cheap Hornady bullets that work great.  With the money I save, I can build or buy a custom rifle someday.
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Originally posted by helo18 helo18 wrote:

I'll stick to my cheap Hornady bullets that work great.  With the money I save, I can build or buy a custom rifle someday.
Can't you downgrade to something cheaper, so you can build me on too?Big Grin
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I'd better be careful what I say 'cause that dude only lives about 60 miles away from me and with those incredible BCs I might see a round come through my picture window. From what I've read (Bryan Litz, etc.) rebated boat-tails aren't known for their stability. While I favor moderately high BCs I just don't think you have to go to extremes. I doubt these offer significant performance gains over Bergers at 1/4th the price, for instance and most people would get a lot more out of shooting 4X more rounds than trying to tune a load with these. 
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Originally posted by helo18 helo18 wrote:

I'll stick to my cheap Hornady bullets that work great.  With the money I save, I can build or buy a custom rifle someday.
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But helo, you were only able to to shoot that elk @ 425 yards. What kind of proof is a wimpy l'il shot like that?!? Smile
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Originally posted by Dave Wilson Dave Wilson wrote:

there's a fellow down south that makes aluminum tipped vld's that have much higher BC's than .725. fairly sure i have his e-mail, ah yes, it's  bullett33@hotmail.com  yes, it's two l's, two t's and two 3's. not a very economical option either!
I saw on another forum where you've done some testing of these bullets Dave. What are your thoughts on their performance? Brian Litz did a write-up on them, and he sounded like the B.C's are not nearly as high as advertised.
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Originally posted by jonoMT jonoMT wrote:

But helo, you were only able to to shoot that elk @ 425 yards. What kind of proof is a wimpy l'il shot like that?!? Smile


Oops, my bad!!!  Smile  Did I make a cheap bullet look too good?
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Originally posted by trigger29 trigger29 wrote:

Originally posted by helo18 helo18 wrote:

I'll stick to my cheap Hornady bullets that work great.  With the money I save, I can build or buy a custom rifle someday.
Can't you downgrade to something cheaper, so you can build me on too?Big Grin


Such as?
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Stick with the A-Maxs Drew, Don't be led down the Dark Path. 
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I do like AMAX and Varget it seems to shoot well in every rifle.
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Originally posted by helo18 helo18 wrote:

Originally posted by trigger29 trigger29 wrote:

Originally posted by helo18 helo18 wrote:

I'll stick to my cheap Hornady bullets that work great.  With the money I save, I can build or buy a custom rifle someday.
Can't you downgrade to something cheaper, so you can build me on too?Big Grin


Such as?
How about a cheap bullet mold, and some melted down wheel weights!? The more you save, the faster you can build us custom rifles!Bucky
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That does not sound dear to me?  I'm paying $1.70 per projectile for Barnes 168gr TTSX here in Australia (around $85.00 for a box of 50 at the current exchange rate of 90c).
Not that I'd use them to plink, but if they work in your rifle why not?
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