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140 Berger...wow!!

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Unread 10-15-2012, 09:33 PM
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140 Berger...wow!!

Well, just got back from my 2nd elk trip this year. My 338 win mag was acting up so I left it home....sending the scope in to have it checked. I was a little nervous, but I decided to take my new Gunwerks 6.5x284. 140 grain Bergers and trophy sized elk didn't seem like a great match to me. Boy was I wrong!

1st bull was taken across a large canyon at 752 yards. 1 shot and he piled up within 10 yards! Actually got an exit on the off shoulder....amazing. 2nd bull was a bit closer...435 yards. Bull took a lung shot and made it about 20 yards before falling over. No exit, but like the other bull, bled out very quickly inside the chest cavity. Both hunts took place out of state for me and both were guided. The guides and the spotters were amazed at the effects that these "little bullets" had on these big bulls. "Holy crap! I've never seen anything like that! Did you see how fast he went down?". This and similar comments ruled both days.

2 shots and 2 dead bulls....within a combined 30 yds from where they were shot. Made a believer out of me!!
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Unread 10-15-2012, 10:09 PM
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Re: 140 Berger...wow!!

Cool but you for got the pics man the pics
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf"
If you want to shoot Bergers start here!
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Unread 10-15-2012, 10:37 PM
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Re: 140 Berger...wow!!

Isn't there some forum rule that states if there are no pics then it never happened??

We need pics!
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Unread 10-16-2012, 12:06 AM
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Re: 140 Berger...wow!!

Yup. Never happened.......
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Unread 10-16-2012, 01:04 AM
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Re: 140 Berger...wow!!

Hunting or target VLD's ? or Hybrids.
Post pics when you can.
I was wondering because I have a 6.5 WSM that I was starting to test the Hybrids.
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Unread 10-16-2012, 01:46 AM
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Re: 140 Berger...wow!!

Awww, you sound just like all the other guys using Berger hunting VLD's. I am assuming you were using the HVLD's?
I'm shooting the 140 HVLD's out of a 270 WSM this year and hope to have a chance to see for myself.
Sounds like great shooting friend... and I want pix too!
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Unread 10-16-2012, 06:05 AM
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Re: 140 Berger...wow!!

That's all I use in my 6.5-284, everything iv shot with it never made it more than 30 yards.
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