close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics

Reply

168 gr Berger results **Graphic photos**

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 12-06-2009, 02:22 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Canterbury, New Zealand
Posts: 675
168 gr Berger results **Graphic photos**

I went hunting over the weekend. I manage to shoot a red hind at 442 yards on Friday night.

Red hind 442 yards, 5.5MOA elevation, no windage
I was using my 7mm mag with 168 bergers doing 3087 fps. (73 gr H1000, federal brass, Federal 215 primer). Estimated impact velocity was 2530 fps.
The hind was quartering away. The projectile entered in the last two ribs of the ribcage and went forwards through the liver and lungs and lodged under the opposite front leg.

Tip of knife points to bullet entrance to the ribcage



Damage to the liver and lungs


The projectile lost all its lead and I only found the copper jacket. (sorry no photos of the jacket and haven't weighed it yet).


Bullet jacket where it was found after removing front leg
The deer dropped on the spot and thrashed around a bit. There was a complete bleed out and almost no meat lost.

I was impressed with the performance

Stu.

Last edited by kiwi3006; 12-06-2009 at 03:16 PM.
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 12-06-2009, 03:03 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Nov 2008
    Location: SW Montana
    Posts: 5,636
    Re: 168 gr Berger results **Graphic photos**

    Great pics, I had very similar results on a Elk with the 140 gr .277 Berger bullet. I also found the jacket just under the off shoulder, very little meat damage with a very definite end of life results. Pics are worth a thousand words, double that on the internet. I'm diggin the Berger also!!
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 12-06-2009, 07:31 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Dec 2008
    Location: rathdrum, id.
    Posts: 5,000
    Re: 168 gr Berger results **Graphic photos**

    Good post! I have had good results at that range and velocity with my 6.5 with 140 Bergers.......Rich
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 12-07-2009, 02:21 AM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2007
    Location: Tillamook, Oregon
    Posts: 451
    Re: 168 gr Berger results **Graphic photos**

    All I can say is GO BERGER!!
    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 12-07-2009, 06:23 AM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Dec 2008
    Location: Great Falls, MT
    Posts: 9,267
    Re: 168 gr Berger results **Graphic photos**

    Excellent and congrats!
    __________________

    I voted for my "FREEDOM", "GUNS", and "MONEY" - keep the change - UNK.



    "I am always proud of my country!"

    "Leadership Rule #2: Don't be an ***hole." - Maj Gen Burton Field.
    Reply With Quote
      #6  
    Unread 12-07-2009, 12:04 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Posts: 1,654
    Re: 168 gr Berger results **Graphic photos**

    Go BERGER
    __________________
    "Molon Labe"
    IN DIXIE WE DON"T CALL 911 !
    Reply With Quote
      #7  
    Unread 12-07-2009, 05:22 PM
    Junior Member
     
    Join Date: Dec 2007
    Posts: 18
    Re: 168 gr Berger results **Graphic photos**

    Wow!!!

    tks for posting great pics great job congrats on the kill

    i am working up loads now with berger on paper
    can't wait to try them on game

    Qaqmire
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: 168 gr Berger results **Graphic photos**
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    7mm Rem Mag Berger Results ovastafford Long Range Hunting & Shooting 4 08-31-2010 12:02 AM
    Berger vs. Whitetail <<GRAPHIC PHOTOS>> SQ Stalker Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 5 06-13-2010 03:20 PM
    Berger 168 VLD results on an Elk montana_native Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 46 11-17-2009 12:39 PM
    Back from Wisconsin - results and photos Dave King General Discussion 3 11-26-2006 08:43 PM
    New barrel, results so far – Long text, plus a few photos Fergus Bailey Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 3 06-06-2001 03:49 PM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:34 PM.


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