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Old 01-24-2009, 07:57 PM
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Berger VLD for Elk? Any thoughts?

I haven't used the VLD for anything other than target shooting. I hear it's supposed to be a decent hunting bullet as well, but I'm a born skeptic. What's the concensus out there?
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:19 PM
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Re: Berger VLD for Elk? Any thoughts?

Great bullet for elk. Killed a few with the 210's, as have many others.
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:41 PM
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Re: Berger VLD for Elk? Any thoughts?

Yup, same here. 210 vld took the one in my signature. Not to mention many many other animals. They work for me and I am still loading them.

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Re: Berger VLD for Elk? Any thoughts?

Berger VLDs provide great performance on game. Check out their website for a short video....http://www.bergerbullets.com/
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:32 PM
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Re: Berger VLD for Elk? Any thoughts?

I have seen their video's and the kill shots are stunning. I am just interested in hearing from unbiased sources before I "pull the trigger" so to speak. Any non believers out there? Does anyone have any load data for a Wthby .30-.378?
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:49 PM
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Re: Berger VLD for Elk? Any thoughts?

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Does anyone have any load data for a Wthby .30-.378?
yup, Thats an Accumark 30-378 laying on the very dead Elk.

Fed 215 GM primer
98 gr. H-1000
210 Berger VLD
Seated @ 3.800" AOL. (make sure these will feed in your mag box they will in both of mine)
Muzzle Vel. in a 26" 1/10 twist 3050 fps , in a 30" 3120 fps.

I have shot this load to 1000 yards with great success. also, I have taken that elk, a nice 4x4 muley, 2 axis bucks, an aoudad Ram, a Black Buck, and a 1/2 dozen whitetails with this load. No tracking required. Nothing has ever ran off.

"Magnus" on this forum took his Muley this year at 974 yards. 210 Berger from a 300 Win Mag. Never took a step.

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Old 01-24-2009, 11:55 PM
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Re: Berger VLD for Elk? Any thoughts?

Thank you for the info. Great choice of rifle, Mine's the Lefty version of yours. I just bought a box of the 185 grain VLD's. Any loads for them?
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