close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics

Reply

This is why I shoot Berger bullets

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 07-29-2009, 12:19 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Kalifornicated
Posts: 383
This is why I shoot Berger bullets

I just got back from a little vacation to some property I have in Idaho. It just so happens we have a hayfield that is over 1200 yards across and almost completely open. I was not able to do as much shooting as I wanted; but was able to do some long range shooting with my custom 300 Wby. I shoot 210 Bergers at 2980-2990 fps. These are all the groups that I fired other than one at 1212 yards I screwed up by not holding the rifle tight enough. It went 13 inches. Every now and then I try to be a bench rest shooter and loosen the grip on one of my big magnums and it opens the group up every time.

It was a pretty calm day, could barely see a little wind in the mirage.

I shot two, three shot groups at each range other than 1212, which I shot 3. I am a big fan of Berger bullets, I don't feed this 300 Weatherby anything else.

The groups measure
600-1: 1.75 in
600-2: 3.5 in.
1000-1: 5 11/16
1000-2: 3 11/16
1212-1: 5
1212-2: 13 (not in picture)
1212-3: 3 3/4




__________________
USMC Scout Sniper 88-94
Instructor 1st. Mar. Div. SS school 91-94
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 07-29-2009, 01:39 AM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Jul 2009
    Location: ARIZONA
    Posts: 142
    Re: This is why I shoot Berger bullets

    Nothing satisfies like a nice group at 1200 yards! I bet you still have a smile on your face. Nice shooting. Thanks for sharing.
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 07-29-2009, 11:20 AM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Location: Afognak Island, Alaska
    Posts: 598
    Re: This is why I shoot Berger bullets

    Great shooting! Wow!
    What are the details of your load? I'd like to give those Berger 210s a try in my 300wby. My Wby is an off-the-shelf Accumark so I wouldn't expect your accuracy but it might bring mine to life.
    Thanks for sharing you pictures.
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 07-29-2009, 11:33 AM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Posts: 1,654
    Re: This is why I shoot Berger bullets

    Great post ! I shoot 210 bergers in my 300 rum also I can't wait to try them at some long range, now I know what to expect. Thanks for the pictures as well
    __________________
    "Molon Labe"
    IN DIXIE WE DON"T CALL 911 !
    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 07-29-2009, 02:54 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Feb 2004
    Location: Pennsyltucky
    Posts: 2,630
    Re: This is why I shoot Berger bullets

    great shooting. i also shoot better if i hold my gun very firm.
    Reply With Quote
      #6  
    Unread 07-29-2009, 04:06 PM
    Bronze Member
     
    Join Date: Jul 2009
    Location: North Central Mississippi
    Posts: 81
    Re: This is why I shoot Berger bullets

    Good shooting...................OH, and beautiful place!!!!!!!!!!
    Reply With Quote
      #7  
    Unread 07-29-2009, 04:36 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2003
    Location: The rifle range, or archery range or behind the computer in Alaska
    Posts: 3,819
    Re: This is why I shoot Berger bullets

    Very good shooting. Thank you for sharing.
    __________________
    __________________
    Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: This is why I shoot Berger bullets
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Video interview of Walt Berger and Eric Stecker of Berger Bullets Len Backus Videos Of Tech Stuff And Reviews 6 02-18-2012 11:22 AM
    what gr 7mm bullets do yall shoot zookman Long Range Hunting & Shooting 12 01-26-2011 10:21 PM
    Anybody build a big 7mm to shoot light bullets? jayph Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 1 10-04-2010 10:04 PM
    Want to shoot 7mm Berger 180gr @ 2900 fps MontanaMarine Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 24 10-09-2003 01:59 PM
    Who use or shoot Lost River Bullets DANTEC Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 3 08-29-2002 01:34 AM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:57 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC