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Bad Luck With Bergers

 
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:14 PM
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Re: Bad Luck With Bergers

30-378
Mv-3000-3100
Not sure what the impact velocity would be.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:18 PM
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Re: Bad Luck With Bergers

What did the lungs look like?
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:18 PM
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Re: Bad Luck With Bergers

You said elk...so i'm gonna guess the altitude is at least 4,000 feet.

3,050 MV should be close to 2,285 fps at 600 yards (depending on conditions)


That should be plenty fast enough to expand...but I don't know...never killed anything with a Berger (yet)...thats why I'm here, doing my homework.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:24 PM
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Re: Bad Luck With Bergers

Elk shot at 5000 feet and deer shot at 4000 feet
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:42 PM
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Re: Bad Luck With Bergers

Would have been nice if you could have taken pictures of the entrance and exit wounds as well as what the chest cavity looked like when opened up. Pictures can say a lot. I am going to try to do this when I shoot my mule deer with the 115 gr Berger out of my 25-06.
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:49 PM
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Re: Bad Luck With Bergers

Any chance they got mixed with their target bullets? I believe they have a thicker jacket. Ask them to see if there is a way to determine which ones you received.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:08 PM
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Re: Bad Luck With Bergers

I have never shot the target bullet only the hunting vld and the bullets used on the elk where bought last year and the bullets for the deer where bought this year so it is not the same lot. Both cases had small enter and exit holes. I do wish I had taken pictures to share.
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