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Old 07-29-2009, 12:19 AM
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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




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Old 07-29-2009, 01:39 AM
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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.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:20 AM
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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.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:33 AM
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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
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:54 PM
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Re: This is why I shoot Berger bullets

great shooting. i also shoot better if i hold my gun very firm.
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:06 PM
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Re: This is why I shoot Berger bullets

Good shooting...................OH, and beautiful place!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:36 PM
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Re: This is why I shoot Berger bullets

Very good shooting. Thank you for sharing.
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