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Old 09-05-2007, 03:32 PM
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I killed a couple of crop damage permit deer with a 7mmRM shooting 168VLDs @3100FPS. It hammered them...HARD! Closest was 75yrds furthest was 530, every one dropped instantly. All were pass throughs.
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Old 09-06-2007, 06:33 PM
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I'm shooting 168 VLD's out of a 300 win mag. Shot 2 muleys 50 and 300 yds. and a bull at 500 yds, all high shoulder shots and none of 'em took a step. I'm sold on vld's.
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Isnt 168 kind of heavy for calibre? Ideal for 7mm is 139-140. 168 seems more like it otto be for 30 cal long range shooting. I am shooting 139gr Hornady SST with good results on paper. Huntign season looms so Ill see how they work on game. But I am always on the lookout for bullets that will shoot flatter.
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Old 09-06-2007, 10:35 PM
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Contact Berger!

I contacted them and they sent me a DVD of the VLD bullet being used to hunt. Nice video!

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Isnt 168 kind of heavy for calibre?.

Negative. IMO, the 160/168/180s are the best bet for the 7mm magnum cartridges.
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Isnt 168 kind of heavy for calibre? Ideal for 7mm is 139-140. 168 seems more like it otto be for 30 cal long range shooting. I am shooting 139gr Hornady SST with good results on paper. Huntign season looms so Ill see how they work on game. But I am always on the lookout for bullets that will shoot flatter.
I could not agree more with Frank21, the 160gr up bullets are superior for long range shooting because of the B.C. advantage. The 139gr SST you speak of has a B.C. of .468 the Berger 168gr VLD has a B.C. of .643 and the Berger 180gr VLD is .684 a vast advantage. the 139sst's are fast and flat at close to medium range but pale in comparison at long range.
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p.s. "calibre is normally a frenchie or Euro term, in America it is caliber, but then again they just changed the name of the mall down the street to the "Town Centre". guess it sounded more elegant than town center.
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Good answer UncleB I was going to post the same thing but you beat me to it!

I've been busy with other stuff and didn't have the time to go into the in depth answer that you just gave.

Back many years ago I thought the same thing when a person is used to medium range, medium weight bullets seem to fit the bill much better. But for long range SD and BC all come into play as well drag and a few other things.

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