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Old 01-30-2014, 09:06 PM
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Re: 6.5mm 140 gr Berger VLD

Thanks for the advice guys! Loaded me up some today to try out.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:03 AM
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Re: 6.5mm 140 gr Berger VLD

Tried them for first time this year myself. 6.5-284 running an estimated 2900. With 52.7 grains of H4831SC. Shot a 9 pt at about 80 yards on a steep angle. Bullet exited low, leaving about a 6" hole that his guts fell through. Shot an 8 pt at 200 yards that left about 1" exit hole with massive internal damage. Both deer ran maybe 30-40 yards. Good bullet in my opinion.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:46 AM
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Re: 6.5mm 140 gr Berger VLD

Greyfox,

If you don't mind me borrowing the thread briefly what powder and barrel length do you have if I may? I'm shooting 130s now but want to switch to the 140s and I'm tryin to gather as much info as possible before I decide to redo load development. Thanks in advance
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:08 AM
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Re: 6.5mm 140 gr Berger VLD

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Greyfox,

If you don't mind me borrowing the thread briefly what powder and barrel length do you have if I may? I'm shooting 130s now but want to switch to the 140s and I'm tryin to gather as much info as possible before I decide to redo load development. Thanks in advance
Sure. I use 57.5 gr Retumbo, fed215, and seat the 140's .075" off the lands but this can vary for your chamber. Also, Fed210's can be used, increasing the powder charge by ,5gr, maintaining velocity of 2970 out of my 24-26" barrels.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:08 AM
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Re: 6.5mm 140 gr Berger VLD

Ok thank you. I've got a 26 inch barrel so if ic an round up those components I should be able to gt that. Preciate it
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:41 PM
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Re: 6.5mm 140 gr Berger VLD

I'm not sure if you were looking specifically for information on the Berger 140gr. but out of my 6.5-.284 140gr Sierra Gameking loads are performing fantastic for accuracy, and expansion out to 400 yards thus far.
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:45 PM
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Re: 6.5mm 140 gr Berger VLD

I have shot deer and elk with a 6.5-284 with the 140 berger Vld's @ close & long range on deer and elk they seem to work pretty well at all ranges for deer but the ELK I shot @ close range didn't work out very well I was by myself and on the first shot I heard a big smack and I knew I had to of hit it but the elk didn't even act like it was hit it I shot twice more and both were misses and just gave up on shooting after that so i watched it go across the face for about 5 minuntes then all of the sudden it started to spin in a circle and went down i got lucky and got a little shrapnel in the lungs the was really no blood trail from where i shot it and where it died the bullet basically exploded on impact if it hadn't of been on a huge face that takes an elk about 10 minutes to go across i would have never known i even hit it let alone found it but i have had pretty good success with 140 @ long range with cow elk
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