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Old 01-26-2014, 11:52 PM
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6.5mm 140 gr Berger VLD

Anyone had any experience on deer at close range with 6.5mm 140 gr berger VLD hunting bullets?? Being designed mainly for long range just curious on what they will do up close.
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:33 AM
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Re: 6.5mm 140 gr Berger VLD

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Anyone had any experience on deer at close range with 6.5mm 140 gr berger VLD hunting bullets?? Being designed mainly for long range just curious on what they will do up close.
What 6.5 are you shooting. What velocity are you shooting? JLK also makes a great VLD in 130gr and 140gr with great BC 0.620 and 0.630 respectively. I am currently experimenting with the 130gr JLK VLD. Also if you want a hard hitting bullet I am experimenting with the Woodleigh 160gr PPSN with a BC of 0.509 and have hit 3108fps with it with a 3 shot average of 3083fps which is very hot for the 160gr bullet in the 264WM. Have not had a chance to use them on game but the 160gr PPSN is used for Moose in Europe. It carries 2025 ft lbs of energy at 400 yards.
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:44 AM
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Re: 6.5mm 140 gr Berger VLD

I'm shooting them out of a .260 rem at 2,800 fps.. Always had good luck with the hornady interlocks. JW how the VLDs would perform
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:29 PM
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Re: 6.5mm 140 gr Berger VLD

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I'm shooting them out of a .260 rem at 2,800 fps.. Always had good luck with the hornady interlocks. JW how the VLDs would perform
I have worked the JLK 130 gr VLD up to 3239 fps. and am still working on loads. I have to finish on the 160gr PPSN first to keep the die setting.
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:14 PM
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Re: 6.5mm 140 gr Berger VLD

I got a doe this past year with a 130 grain vld at about 15 yards and then an 8 at 94 also with the 130 grain vlds. My muzzle velocity was only about 2700 so i don't see why the 140 wouldn't work perfectly at similar speeds
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:57 AM
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Re: 6.5mm 140 gr Berger VLD

I have shot several deer with the 140 Berger at various ranges from 50 yards to 1000. Running at 2970FPS in my 6.5x284 the bullet performs very well at the closer ranges giving the same 2-3" exit holes at close snge that I get at the longer ranges with major internal damage. In my experience it's an excellent bullet for deer sized game.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:53 PM
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Re: 6.5mm 140 gr Berger VLD

My experiences in my 6.5-284 are identical to Greyfox's.

I shoot mostly hogs, but from 30yds to 825yds so far, they have been flawless, and I have over a 100 kills with them so I feel they are well proven.
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