Berger Bullets has always been a leader in evolving the information provided to shooters, helping them make the most educated decisions regarding their bullet choice. Once again, we are pioneering new advances in ballistic performance data. Twist Rate Advancements First, we made new advancements in the area of bullet stability and twist rates. Modern long range bullets have benefits that cannot be fully realized with a single digit twist rate number, such as 1:12”. There is a big gray area of marginal stability in which bullets can fly with good accuracy, but a depressed BC. Recognizing this reality, Berger is now listing a new optimal twist rate. [...]
The information in this guide is no longer relevant. Our newest version of our twist rate stability calculator has a how to guide built into it. You can find the new version of our twist rate calculator here. Click the orange "for more information" text to find the new guide.
Background In 2009, Berger Bullets introduced G7 BC's for boat tail bullets. For those who are unfamiliar with G7 BCs, it's simply a Ballistic Coefficient referenced to the G7 standard projectile instead of the G1 standard projectile. The G7 standard is a better match for modern long range bullets, so the G7 BC will be more constant over a wide range of velocities compared to a G1 BC. Please refer to the 2009 weblog article: http://02b0516.netsolhost.com/blog1/?p=62 for the complete explanation of the benefits of using G7 BC's. Since 2009, many shooters have realized the benefits of G7 BC's thru more accurate trajectory predictions. The objective [...]
As expected, the release of the new 300 grain .338 Hybrid bullets has made quite a splash. The purpose of this bulletin is to share some facts that have been learned about this bullet since its release. There are two major facts that I’ll elaborate on. 1) The BC of the bullet is being revised, and 2) The bullet has limitations regarding its structural integrity. Revised BC Assessment For unknown reasons, the original BC test produced results that were not repeatable for this bullet. Upon releasing these bullets to the public, we started to hear that trajectories predicted with the advertised BC's were not matching [...]
Overview In our continuing effort to provide shooters with the best possible bullets and information, this article will address a recent change made to one of our most popular bullets: the 6mm 105 grain VLD Target bullet. Note that this change applies to the 6mm 105 grain VLD Target bullet only, not the VLD Hunting bullet. Making bullets is all about consistency. Precision depends on it, shooters demand it. Occasionally there are reasons to change something in the bullet making process which results in new bullets being different than the old. We feel it is our obligation to communicate when these changes are made, the [...]
For centuries now, science has been helping us gain a more accurate understanding of our world. The branch of science we care about as shooters is known as ballistics. The science of ballistics is well developed and understood by those who study it, but the tools and information being used by average shooters is not necessarily optimal for the shooter’s applications. In other words, there is a better, more accurate way for shooters to use ballistics to help them predict trajectories and hit targets. The purpose of this article is to present a better way for shooters to calculate ballistics. What is a Ballistic Coefficient? [...]
Walt Berger established a culture that makes the success of the rifle shooters our highest priority. This core belief influences all our efforts. When we decided many years ago that we wanted to publish our G1 BCs for all of our bullets we had a bit of a problem. We do not have access to a firing range that would allow us to establish fired BCs (turns out that this was a good thing but I’ll get into that later). Walt contacted his friend and famed Ballistician Bill Davis to ask him how we can solve this challenge. As it turns out Bill was working [...]