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Unread 06-30-2005, 07:37 PM
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hunting with Berger bullets

Has anyone ever hunted deer with Berger bullets?
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    Unread 06-30-2005, 08:41 PM
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    Re: hunting with Berger bullets

    Not deer but antelope.
    I used a Berger 140 grain bullet from my 6.5-284 to take a doe last fall. It worked. I wish I could find those pics. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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    Re: hunting with Berger bullets

    I had excellent luck with the 168 gr 30 cals last fall. Shot a 140 lb doe with a 300 ultra at 575 yds. The bullet completly disenegrated the top of the heart and both lungs. It left a 2-3 inch exit. I will be trying the 142 6.5's this year.
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    Unread 07-01-2005, 02:07 AM
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    Re: hunting with Berger bullets

    skeeter,
    here is a quote found here about what John Burns said in reference to your question.
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    I have use the Berger VLD extensively on game and have had extremely good results. I have been the spotter or shooter on over 70 deer and antelope with those bullets and have never seen what I would call a bullet failure.

    I have also shot over 100 coyotes with them and have never seen one to fail to open even on a 25 lb coyote.

    A friend of mine took a 6-284 to Africa loaded with 105gr VLDs and it worked superbly on plains game up to and including eland. I saw the video of the hunt and there is no question he had enough gun and bullet.

    If I was going to hunt with a 25-06 (great cartridge) the 115 Berger VLD would be my personal #1 choice.

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    Re: hunting with Berger bullets

    Thanks for the replies.
    I have a whole box of 115 grain vld moly 25 cal that i have never used.I was told that berger bullets was for paper only!
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    Re: hunting with Berger bullets

    Berger bullets are for paper only, BUT, because of John Burns, and his feedback, Berger has become his sponsor, and yes, they are similar to Sierra Matchkings. Strong enough for an animal, but made for paper.

    I spoke with Eric at Berger just the other day regarding this very subject. He is the one that told me about Berger's shift to long range hunting.

    My only question to him was, what if I'm out searching for that 625 yard antelope and I see him at 50. If I shoot, what will the bullet do? I've not heard back as of yet.
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    Unread 07-01-2005, 07:46 PM
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    Re: hunting with Berger bullets

    This my be a question for Kirby but iam shooting .257 stw and as of now iam shooting 115 grain ballistic tip.
    Due to the way the berger bullets are made compared to a ballistic tip and with both bullets touching the lands.The berge bullets are barely in the case?Maybe my case necks are to short.
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