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Bad Luck With Bergers

 
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:19 PM
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Re: Bad Luck With Bergers

The lungs looked way to good with good color. It seems like they where just pensiling through and not causing interal shock.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:22 PM
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Re: Bad Luck With Bergers

Are you sure of the muzzle velocity? Do you have a chrono?

What was the load comprised of? (powder charge)
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:26 PM
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Re: Bad Luck With Bergers

No crono just guessing with what others say and I have verified my drop chart out to past 1000 yards and it seems to match very close with the listed velocity. My load consists of 99 grains of h-1000 with fed match primers.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:50 PM
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Re: Bad Luck With Bergers

I shoot 190 Bergers in my 300 SAUM and have taken antelope beyond 900 yds and the bullets completely dump their load after about 12-15" of penetration at that distance. On a broad side shot, it would have been a violent pass through.
Goat was facing me, bullet entered the throat, about 3" off center, destroyed the left lung and I found nothing but shrapnel inside the chest cavity.

Velocity at impact was roughly 1800 fps

I don't know what happened in your situation, but I love them and wont shoot big game with anything else. Everything I've shot showed explosive expansion and unless I split the ribs...I rarely get a pass through on deer or larger...which is what I want.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:06 PM
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Re: Bad Luck With Bergers

Yea several reports of the same results on game was what made me chose this bullet. I thought my bull may have been a bad lot of bullets and tried them agian on my deer this year with the same dissapointing results. Im not sure what the problem is. I will try to find the jackets that i recovered on my bull and post a picture maybe it will tell somebody more knowledge a better story.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:52 PM
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Re: Bad Luck With Bergers

Interesting first thread...I've had the exact opposite results shooting bergers. What die did you use to seat the bullets?
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:33 PM
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Re: Bad Luck With Bergers

RCBS they are not the high dollar ones. Seems hard to believe that this would be the issue but maybe.
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