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Old 10-02-2013, 01:46 AM
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Welcome and thanks for a great tale.

As for your bullets you might want to consider giving he Accubond LR's a ride.

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My other favorite are the Swift Sirocco II's.

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I've shot regular accubond hunting bullets for years and they have yet to let me down. In both my 300 Rum and 300w's, the Sirocco's have performed extremely well for me as well. I have less experience with the Sirocco's but even on large boars I've had clean one shot kills at over 800yds and when you get up over 500lbs the boars are as tough to shoot clean through as any game in N. America. They have a thick cartilage shield under the skin that runs from behind the shoulders up under and around the neck on both sides that can be 3-5" thick not to mention a lot of tough bone.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:29 AM
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Re: Moose Down 778m

Thanks Gun. Yes, pretty brutal. That talk to hear themselves crowd seems to have taken over the forums. Too bad.

Good input Wildrose. Will take a look at the bullet types mentioned.

500, keep in mind that the spine of a moose is pretty massive. This was a mature (though younger) bull.

My hunting partner recovered the bullet that went through the heart. It's sitting on my desk at work. Will post a pic later, but there was pretty much zero expansion. Looks like the bullet stayed pristine until it hit the far side rib. The nose is partially collapsed and bent to one side. Looks like it needs some bone to expand at 1800 ish fps. Hmmm, may switch to the hunting VLDs... Have to think about this.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:56 AM
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Re: Moose Down 778m

I've had guys bring up the point of checking the tip for obstructions. I go threw every bullet before I load it with a needle to make sure There is nothing blocking the opening.

The bullets that do have obstructions I use for target shooting.

Pics of Berger Bullets NOT Performing????

This is a good LONG read with lots of information from many experienced berger users and also Eric Stecker from Berger, who may want to take a look at your bullet to see why it didn't open.

I'm interested to see if your bullet looks similar to that of this thread^^^
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:00 AM
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Thanks Angus.

Montana, I'm getting about 2875 fps when the outdoor temp is around 55 deg with a 26 in barrel and H4831 SC. Get about 2810 when it's about 0 ambient. How does that compare to Retumbo and H1000?
Broz uses H1000 in his 28" 300 WM and is getting about 3050 fps with the 215's which is about a 50 fps increase in velocity over the 210 VLD's. The 2 advantages of the 215's over the 210's is shorter bearing surface and higher BC. The shorter bearing surface will get you more velocity. Overall, the 215's will give you over 100 m more effective range.

The slower powders like H1000 and Retumbo do better in the higher volume to bore cartridges and longer barrels, especially with heavier bullets. Chances are you will see more velocity from H1000 than H4831sc and more velocity from Retumbo than H1000.

Running your MV, BC and elevation, I am showing you a little shy of 1800 fps @ 788 m
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:23 AM
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Hmmm, may switch to the hunting VLDs... Have to think about this.
A thread in which I shared one of my experiences with the Berger 210gr Hunting VLD on black bear. This was a finishing shot at very close range. Just to give you an idea of the bullet's performance at higher impact velocity.
Berger 210 VLD on Black Bear - Field Report

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Old 10-02-2013, 12:46 PM
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Win brass (Fully prepped)/CCI 250 primers/69 gr H4831SC/COAL 3.639/Forstner seating die/Avg muzzle vel at 59 deg 2875 fps/Avg muzzle vel at 35 deg 2830 fps/Berger 210 gr target VLD lot number 4784/1 in 10 26 in factory remington barrel with ATRS gill brake

45 deg/estimated muzzle velocity (given the above) 2840 fps/G7 BC .321/Humidity 70 percent/Pressure 29.39/Zeroed at 200m/Drop 5.5 MRADs or 169.7 in/Wind 5 gusting 10 from 2 oclock/Used 6 mph for .5 MRADs of windage or 16.3 in/1400.06 ft lbs of energy/1732 fps/flt time 1.15s/Coriolis 62N/Disregarded directional component/Spindrift used

The moose was standing broadside. This bullet entered between two ribs with a calibre size hole, went directly through the heart and hit a rib on the far side. It then travelled 2 to 3 in laterally along the rib before lodging in flesh.
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:07 PM
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My best guess would be that there was something obstructing the tip of the bullet. Either the tip had been damaged inside the mag box from previous shots slamming it around or the tip of the hollow point had an obstruction inside. I've ha a few Bergers that I couldn't even get a needle a 1/16 -1/8" into the hollow point. As where without any obstructions at least a solid 1/4" into the hollow point freely. I'd talk to Eric from Berger here on the board and see what he thinks.. He'll probably want to take a closer look at it.

The reason I think this is I've had Bergers open up as they should with lower energy then you speak of having upon impact.
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