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    52gr Berger Target

    If anyone is shooting this bullet in 223 can you share your COL?
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    I am using the 52 ,224 in my 22-250. Berger Manul says in the .223 the 52 has a COAL of 2.260
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    Thanks Bob. I shot it yesterday at ~2.265 in the wind and was pleased with the results. I’ll probably try testing some different seating depths next week. I was previously shooting the 53 SMK and this bullet definitely has a different profile.
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    For production projectiles I am a fan of many of the Berger designs and weights as well as the new Tipped (Closed tip, not polymer tip) Sierra's. Saves me from cutting and tipping myself which is a two state process. Berger uses a thinner jacket material than Sierra and you have to be careful tipping them or you can get deformation. It does increase the BC however.

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    This is my first try with Berger. Since most of my shooting is 300yds max I don't really push the bullets. The SMK can shoot 3 shot groups at 100yds in the .1's and make it pretty easy to pick off sporting clays at 300yds. That's in a REM 700 ADL Varmint I picked up at Dick's Sporting Goods back in 2009. The rifle is mostly stock but it's in a Choate Ultimate Varmint Stock. I was a little surprised that the ogive to tip length seemed to vary quite a bit on the Berger. I set up on a bullet to get 2.260 COL and the majority ended up at 2.265". Not that it mattered.

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    I mike my projectiles for diameter and then weight sort them. Then I check bearing surface and sort them by that. Overall length is not that big of a measurement for me.
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