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Unread 04-28-2009, 06:05 AM
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berger or nosler

I have narrowed it down to nosler and berger, but I still cant decide what to choose...

I would like to hear some opiones on which would be the better choise, I will be shooting antilope size and red stag size animals.

Which would have the best on game preformance at 1800 ftp and 1000 ft/lb

Nosler bst 180 gr 30 cal

or

Berger vld 185 gr 30 cal

pls help me out, I cant decide anymore.

Btw my rifle likes them both
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    Unread 04-28-2009, 09:13 AM
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    Re: berger or nosler

    I like both berger and nosler. Infact, I shoot both. That being said, of the two choices that you have listed I would lean towards the bergers. I love the wind bucking ability of the bergers and they preform well on game also. I think in this case the advantage would go to berger. Both good bullets though. Now if it were the nosler AB, I would throw my hands up and do the whole ini minie miney moe thing.
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    Re: berger or nosler

    If you have plenty of magazine length then it is your choice (The Bergers normaly like the
    bullets seated close if not touching the lands.) and some mags won't allow them to be
    seated long.

    If the mag is standard you may have to go with the Accubond or Blistic Tip because of the
    shape of the ogive .

    I find the Accubonds to be very accurate and they perform extremely well and I don't have
    to deal with the COL issue.

    This is just my opinion and preference.
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    Unread 04-28-2009, 11:13 AM
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    Re: berger or nosler

    Good point JE. I always forget about the mag length. I always just assume that if people are thinking berger, then they have already thought of that.
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    Unread 04-28-2009, 12:15 PM
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    Re: berger or nosler

    Thanks for the reply's.

    Magazine lenght isn't an problem.

    I am looking at the terminal preformance, which bullet offers the better choise
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    Re: berger or nosler

    The Ballistic Tip is a bit more fragile than the Accubond. However, I use both. And am pleased with both.

    Of the choices you name, I'd go with the Berger offering as I have proven them in tests on flesh and bones. For that matter, I wouldn't hesitate in using a 25-06 w/bergers for either of the animals you mention. A 160 class bullet would be even better.
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    Unread 04-29-2009, 10:10 AM
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    Re: berger or nosler

    Are berger as fragile as nosler bst? At slow speed?
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