The Berger 90 boat tail
with a ballistic coefficient 0.512 bucks wind with about 17% greater efficiency than the 80 grain SMK when loaded in a .223 Remington and arrives supersonic at 1,000 yards.
Obviously, like most everybody by then, they had heard the talk in the pits about Sierra's jacket failures but could see a potential demand for a reliable and accurate .224 90 grain boat tail
. I also suspect knowing a major military shooting team would be trying the bullet may have also encouraged them.
The Army Reserve Team tried some 90 grain VLDs for long range before Berger came out with their very good and user friendly boat tail
. While our shooters posted good 1000 yard scores, chasing the throat was a pain in the neck.
I also used it for the 129-grain Hornady spire point and 140-grain Sierra boat tails
although other powders were recommended for these bullets.
When Berger and I were brain storming the idea of a reliable 90 grain boat tail
bullet, one point of early agreement between us was that it needed to have a thick jacket to avoid the blow up fate of the thin jacket Sierras.
The classic aerodynamic Sierra boat tail
shape is crafted from carefully selected and alloyed components for maximum performance in the field.
Yes, I know we are shooting 90s but the standard of measurement was developed ages ago before 90 grain .22 caliber boat tail
bullets were even invented.
When we first tried a pre-production batch of this Premier V-Max Boat Tail
ammo more than 2 1/2 years ago, we said it was the most accurate .22 Magnum ammo we'd ever shot.
I have not had the same luck with JLKs in the Brux bore and have never tried the Sierra boat tail