Re: 25 Gibbes
Hum, an interesting choice. Yes, the 115gr Bergers would be quite flat-shooting. I HAVE used them on big game [one animal], but...I'm not sure if I would again. The problem is that it's just such a frail bullet. Mind you, it killed Rudolph's babe instantly, but I found the wound-channel disturbing; the bullet had fragmented about two inches in, and it was clear pieces had come off on the way through. Yes, the bullet exited, with a hole about 1.25" in diameter, and I wasn't able to recover it <damn>. The doe was shot at 247 yards with the .257 Wby I mentioned above, and it's mainly why I'd be a little hesitant to proclaim it as excellent medicine. Who knows, maybe I just need to blast more deer with that combo? [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] One final note; the 115gr. VLDs I had were very nice, but did seem to have the tendency to strip cores if pushed fast enough. I understand Nosler's have a thicker jacket--just about all other makers do, from my experiences, although--damn it anyways--when I need accuracy, the Bergers have never slipped me the friends.