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Rookie post for 185 berger

Rookie post for 185 berger
« on: February 15, 2017, 07:57:42 PM »
I'm looking for a good load for 185 grain classic hunter Berger. I'm shooting a ultralight 300 Wby.  I have 4831 and 7828 ssc on hand but don't mind changing. I'm not a long range hunter but really enjoy shooting with some of my students at a 1000 yard range. I'd appreciate any advice for a good hot load. 

Re: Rookie post for 185 berger
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2017, 11:49:32 PM »
you need to let your rifle decide what it likes, but I would try the 7828 frist.

Rob
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Re: Rookie post for 185 berger
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017, 06:22:09 AM »
Either of the powders you have should work although I have moved away from both. I use H1000 with most of my magnums with great success, plus it is not heat sensitive. Good luck and keep us informed.
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Re: Rookie post for 185 berger
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2017, 07:49:24 AM »
Just about the only thing I'd caution you on is setting your expectations for an ultralight rifle at 1000yds. Kind of working at cross purposes, so to speak.

As for powders, I've had excellent results out of H1000 and IMR7828ssc under 180gr bullets in my 300.
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Re: Rookie post for 185 berger
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2017, 07:54:49 AM »
der Start Load Approximate Start Velocity Max Load Approximate Max Velocity Fill Ratio
185 Grain RE-22 72.0 2809 78.5 3057 96.4%
185 Grain AA MAGPRO 76.0 2811 82.7 3076 96.8%
185 Grain H4831 SC 73.5 2786 79.5 3021 95.5%
185 Grain IMR 7828 SSC 72.5 2826 78.7 3073 95.1%
185 Grain NORMA MRP 73.0 2839 79.3 3080 95.3%
185 Grain Ramshot Magnum 78.5 2808 85.4 3090 99.0%
185 Grain VIHT N165 72.5 2742 78.7 2965 97.7%
185 Grain WW WXR 72.5 2814 78.8 3053 95.2%
185 Grain H1000 75.0 2702 83.5 3041 100.7%
185 Grain RETUMBO 78.0 2842 85.0 3097 104.9%
185 Grain IMR 4831 64.5 2706 71.8 2963 93.0%
185 Grain RE-25 73.5 2781 82.0 3092 102.2%

He is some loads for the 185 Berger.