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130/140gr vlds on deer

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Unread 10-31-2009, 10:42 AM
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Re: 130/140gr vlds on deer

I've used the 130gr VLD on several deer and antelope from a .260 AI with good success. All were one shot drops. But I'm changing to the 140gr AMax. Little less picky on seating depth and with RL-17 I can actually get the 140gr going faster than the 130gr.

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Unread 11-18-2009, 09:11 AM
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Re: 130/140gr vlds on deer

Originally Posted by Siso View Post

What rate of twist were you using with the 6.5x284? That is the first time I've heard that a Berger failed.
Wouldn't know absolutely, but suspect it's a 1:825 as it is the only twist from this manufacturer... unless rifle owner has changed barrels...

Hopefully a fluke. Would like to use the Berger 130 VLD in my 6,5x47 barrel but more than sceptical with regards to performance on the tiny roe deer (live weight 50lbs)
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Unread 11-18-2009, 11:33 AM
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Re: 130/140gr vlds on deer

I shot a small antelope buck this fall at 400 yds. with a 140 berger vld in my 6.5 Sherman. The bullet entered on the back side of the shoulder and exited center of the off shoulder leaving a baseball sized hole. He dropped in his tracks. MV was 3150'....Rich
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