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Unread 03-27-2012, 09:08 AM
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Thinking 168 berger for lng rg shooting and hunting

Would use a 7wsm \.284 160-170 interbond if they made one, so i'm thinking the 168grn berger for hunting and longrange work ! anyother ideas for a quality long range bullet ?
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    Unread 03-27-2012, 09:12 AM
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    Re: Thinking 168 berger for lng rg shooting and hunting

    If you still want expansion at long range you are on the right track. You did say "Long Range and Hunting" right? That translates into "Berger"

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    Unread 03-27-2012, 10:02 AM
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    Re: Thinking 168 berger for lng rg shooting and hunting

    What are you hunting and at what distance?
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    Re: Thinking 168 berger for lng rg shooting and hunting

    I shoot the 168's out of my 7mag. I'm still fairly new to the long range shooting, but these seem to perform great easily moa at 1000, and are much less picky to load than some of the other's i've tried. Just consider your twist rate, my rifle has a 1:9.5" twist, I haven't tried the 180 bergers but i'd like to, they'll juke the wind better.
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    Re: Thinking 168 berger for lng rg shooting and hunting

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    What are you hunting and at what distance?
    I have shot several animals at 500-550 yards -would like to start shooting up to 700yards for targets and maybe predators =just want to up my bc from the 154 grn interbonds to the 168 bergers and maybe tighten my group at the same time ! would like to hear some feedback on the berger preformance ?
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    I have shot several animals at 500-550 yards -would like to start shooting up to 700yards for targets and maybe predators =just want to up my bc from the 154 grn interbonds to the 168 bergers and maybe tighten my group at the same time ! would like to hear some feedback on the berger preformance ?
    I like the Bergers for close up out to long range. I feel that they expand better at the reduced impact velocities of long range hunting relative to many others.

    However, they may not perform as well for penetrating heavy bone as Interbonds, Accubonds, and some others.

    I might learn towards the Accubond over the Berger for Grizzlys at long range.

    And, I'd for sure lean towards the 180's provided your twist is adequate.

    Bergers will certainly do the job on elk, carribou, sheep, deer, etc.

    -- richard
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    Re: Thinking 168 berger for lng rg shooting and hunting

    make sure they will fit in your magazine well
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