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.284 189 grain cauterucio

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Unread 04-07-2013, 06:15 PM
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.284 189 grain cauterucio

Trying to find the best long range hunting bullet for the 7MM AM. In line for a new rifle, and need some advice/hunting stories to help me decide what to go with. I'm a big fan of the 180 berger vld, but can't get full potential from the rifle with those bullets. Wondering how the 189s will do from 500-1000 yds when it comes to expansion. Hoping to be 3300 to 3400fps. Or if I should go with the 180 hybrids. Been trying to find info on the jacket thicknesses of the two, but no luck so far. Any field testing information from any of the cauterucio sierra jackets welcome.
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    Unread 04-07-2013, 09:20 PM
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    Re: .284 189 grain cauterucio

    I can't answer for the cauterucios but matrix makes a 190 vld. It uses the j4 jacket and is designed very similar to the Berger so in theory it would have the same expansion characteristics. Just another option for you... Good luck!
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    Re: .284 189 grain cauterucio

    Bob could answer any questions you might have on the bullet construction. I shot the 6.5/ 155gr last year, they performed quite well when the impact velocity got down to 2600fps. Above that they did not exit, but everything was very dead.
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    Re: .284 189 grain cauterucio

    You may drop a line to Marshal at Matrix ballistics, he's been working with thicker Corbin jackets that should survive the more aggressive launch of the 270 AM's but I don't know if he has anything in 7mm.
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    Unread 04-08-2013, 03:59 AM
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    Re: .284 189 grain cauterucio

    thanks for the information guys
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    Re: .284 189 grain cauterucio

    7 Dakota at 3100 mv and Cauterucio 180's


    I killed lots at 600 to 700. Good bullet. lately I shoot Bergers.
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    Unread 04-08-2013, 11:00 AM
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    Re: .284 189 grain cauterucio

    Anyone know the differences in jacket thickness between the berger vld, cauterucio, and matrix?
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