New 7mm 178 grain VLD Copperhead Bullets

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Ken Melgaard
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New 7mm 178 grain VLD Copperhead Bullets

#1 Postby Ken Melgaard » Tue May 16, 2017 6:23 pm

Looking for some shooters with a 0.170"-0.190" Freebore 7mm with 1:8.5-1:8 twist barrels to test some new 178 grain 7mm Bullets VLD bullets
Please send me an email with address details so l can send some samples to test
Thank you
Ken Melgaard
Copperhead Bullets
Email shilen@bigpond.com

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Re: New 7mm 178 grain VLD Copperhead Bullets

#2 Postby Quick » Wed May 17, 2017 1:02 pm

This is awesome news. Id say Id help but I have a 220 fb in my 7mm08AI and a 1-9T barrel. Good luck. I'll be keeping an eye out for these as bergers are expensive as heck and hard to get at times.
Shaun aka 'Quick'
Yanchep, Western Australia

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Re: New 7mm 178 grain VLD Copperhead Bullets

#3 Postby RDavies » Thu May 18, 2017 5:19 pm

Is there a reason you specify an 8 or 8.5' twist barrel. These pills are only very slightly longer overall than the other 180gn bullets (with longer ogive) so should they still work well in 9" twist?

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Re: New 7mm 178 grain VLD Copperhead Bullets

#4 Postby Ken Melgaard » Fri May 26, 2017 11:09 am

Thanks Rod,
Yes...l guess l am being over cautious in recommending a 1:8.5 or 1:8 twist barrel with this projectile. This due to the ogive shape and the length of bearing surface, it may shoot fine in a 1:9 twist barrel, but time ndvtesting will tell.
Will, take your advice, so looking at a 185-ish grain bullet, similar to the Sierra/Berger bullets which are built on a longer jacket
So, trying to see if l can obtain either the Sierra jacket or the J4 Berger jacket, or some tooling to reform another jacket. See how we get on.
Thank you for your interest in my Bullets
Ken
Copperhead Bullets


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