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Old 11-26-2010, 07:21 PM
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300 Grain Berger Terminal Performance on Game

With many hunting seasons well under way, I was wondering what kind of results on game people were seeing while using the 300 grain Bergers.
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:31 PM
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Re: 300 Grain Berger Terminal Performance on Game

I recently returned from an elk hunt in Oregon and witnessed a one shot kill on a 7 pt elk at over 600 yards with a .338 edge with a 300 grain Berger. Sunny day, low wind and shooter had time to set up shot.
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:39 PM
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Re: 300 Grain Berger Terminal Performance on Game

Up here in Canada I use Burgers in all my weapons. From 30/06 to 338/378. Everything I have shot with Burgers have been a DRT. On top of fast one shot kills the long range performance is outstanding. You would have to go a long way to find a better target or hunting bullet. Those individuals that do not use Burgers are missing out on a fantastic bullet. I am sure though that there are individuals on this forum that have used em and don't like em. Well everybody is entitled to their own opinions based on their individual first hand experiences. All of my experiences with Burgers have been positive and would even use em up against the largest coastal grizzley bears.
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:03 PM
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Re: 300 Grain Berger Terminal Performance on Game

How about close range on those coastal grizzly bears?
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:20 AM
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Re: 300 Grain Berger Terminal Performance on Game

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Up here in Canada I use Burgers in all my weapons. From 30/06 to 338/378. Everything I have shot with Burgers have been a DRT. On top of fast one shot kills the long range performance is outstanding. You would have to go a long way to find a better target or hunting bullet. Those individuals that do not use Burgers are missing out on a fantastic bullet. I am sure though that there are individuals on this forum that have used em and don't like em. Well everybody is entitled to their own opinions based on their individual first hand experiences. All of my experiences with Burgers have been positive and would even use em up against the largest coastal grizzley bears.
I'm here in BC, Canada, and am starting reloading for .338, and would like to try the 300gr. Bergers. What do you use in your 338/378? VLD 300gr.?
Please advice. With anticipation,
terjeness
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:32 PM
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Re: 300 Grain Berger Terminal Performance on Game

I have been using the 300 grain bergers for hunting this season. So far, I have shot 4 antelope at ranges from 400 to 940, an elk at a little over 600 and a whitetail at 340. The bergers have performed great on the small antelope and equally well on the elk. Most shots were shoulder shots with one or two being just behind the the shoulder. I got complete pass throughs on all shots with plenty of damage. The ones that hit bone going in were just devastating. The ones that slipped in between ribs did the job as well but with a less impressive exit. All critter have dropped in thier tracks.

Terjeness, The load I am using in my 338 Khan (should work fine in your 338/378) is 102 grains of Retumbo, Fed 214M primer. This is a mild load only running about 2875 out of my 30" barrel. If you have new bergers which will take more velocity you should be able to work up a few more grains and push them a bit faster.
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:41 PM
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Re: 300 Grain Berger Terminal Performance on Game

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How about close range on those coastal grizzly bears?
Generally that's how you shoot em, never closer than 50 yards and never farther than 150 yards.
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