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Thinking 168 berger for lng rg shooting and hunting

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Unread 03-28-2012, 06:31 PM
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Re: Thinking 168 berger for lng rg shooting and hunting

Im under the mindset of softer/fragmenting bullets for long range and stronger bullets for close range

In my opinion:
Long range: Berger, A-max or any other bullet that is very accurate and will fragment or open up at lower velocities
Midrange: Anything thats accurate
Short range (25-150 yds) All the bonded and solids or any other very stout made bullet
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Unread 03-28-2012, 10:30 PM
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Re: Thinking 168 berger for lng rg shooting and hunting

Originally Posted by grizzlydueck View Post
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 ?
Out of my 7mm rem. I'm shooting the 168 Berger 2800fps at the muzzle. On a mature 8.5 year old bull elk at 690yds it shattered the thick bone below the shoulder blade, through the vitals, and then stopped against that heavy bone on the opposite side. The bullet core I found weighed 62grs. The elk did 2 jumps and died. Thats the only experience I've had with them on game beyond 300yrds.

Bergers seem to be more accurate than other bullets in the guns I reload for, but they also seem to shoot there best when touching or almost touching the lands. 2 of my rifles are now single shots because of this, but still working on a fix for them.
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