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Does Berger moly coat bullets?

No. Berger Bullets no longer moly coats bullets. To assist customers who want to moly coat their own bullets, we have created a how-to guide for Berger's official moly coating process, which can be found in the Tech Talk section of our website here.

How do I find a Berger Bullets dealer?

Go to our dealer locator page and use the map or search feature to find a dealer close to your location. Keep in mind that if you do not find a dealer near you, there are several dealers that will ship to your door. These shipping dealers are listed under the Dealer Locator heading on the Top 20 Dealers page. You can also encourage your local dealer to order our bullets for you. Stocking dealers can call 714-441-7200 option 5 to become a Berger Bullets Dealer. If you are still unable to find the Berger Bullets you want, call 714-441-7200 option 2 and we will [...]

Why do you recommend the slowest twist?

Spinning a bullet faster than necessary can amplify any inconsistency in the bullet. Since we use J4 jackets, you can shoot Berger Bullets in faster twist than what is listed. We list the slowest twist rate needed because we want to squeeze every bit of accuracy out of a rifle.

What do you mean by faster and slower twist rate?

Twist rate refers to the rate of spin in the rifle barrel, and is represented in inches per turn. It’s important that your barrel has an adequate twist rate to stabilize the bullets you’re shooting.  A barrel that is a 1:10” twist means that the rifling will spin the bullet one revolution in 10 inches. The lower the number of the twist, the faster the twist rate or the faster the bullet will spin. For example, a 1:8 twist will spin the bullet one revolution in 8 inches, whereas a 1:10” twist will spin a bullet one revolution in 10 inches. If you were shooting a [...]

How do I find out the twist in my barrel?

The best place to start is with the barrel or rifle maker. Sometimes this information is not available. One method of finding the twist rate of your barrel is by using a cleaning rod. Put a dry, loose fitting patch (so it doesn't get stuck in your barrel) on a jag and put your rod into your barrel from either the muzzle end or the chamber end. (Note: When putting a rod into the muzzle end, be careful not to damage the crown/muzzle). Move the rod back and forth to verify that the rod spins freely as the rifling turns the rod. With the rod [...]

What is BC?

BC stands for “Ballistic Coefficient”. In words, BC is a measure of how well a bullet retains velocity; the higher the BC, the more velocity is retained, and vise-versa. Heavy bullets with streamlined profiles will have higher BC’s than shorter bullets with blunter profiles. BC is the fundamental measure of external ballistic efficiency and performance. The higher the BC, the better the bullet retains velocity/energy and resists wind deflection and drop. BC is more important for long range shooting than short range. The BC’s of Berger bullets are based on carefully controlled test firing and are accurate to within +/- 1%*. All BC’s reported for [...]

How do I use BC?

The Ballistic Coefficient (BC) is used to do external ballistic analysis. The most common use is to input the BC into a ballistic computer program along with other data about the shooting conditions (muzzle velocity, zero range, atmospheric conditions, etc) in order to calculate a trajectory for the bullet. The trajectory information is used to make sight corrections for drop and wind deflection. BC’s of various bullets are often compared when selecting a bullet for a particular application where external ballistic performance is important. One example is long range target shooting where the shooter wants a high BC in order to minimize wind deflection. A [...]

What is the difference between G1 and G7 BC?

Our flat based bullets only have a G1 coefficient while our boat tails will have both G1 and G7 coefficients. G1 and G7 are two different methods of calculating Ballistics. G1 is the old system for measuring BC and is suitable for flat based bullets, but many bullet manufacturers use this coefficient for boat tail bullets as well, so we include the G1 information so that you can directly compare our bullets to their bullets. G7 is an updated equation and the better system of measuring a ballistic coefficient. It provides more accurate and reliable results when calculating trajectory using a ballistics program that allows for a G7 to [...]