Re: Anyone hunt with Berger VLLD bullets?
I used a 176 grain Cauterucio 7mm VLD to take a whitetail in 2002 and I took 2 mule deer in 2003 and an elk. None of these bullets were shot through heavy bone.
The jacket on Bob's 176 grain 7mm VLD bullets is a thicker 30 cal Matchking jacket. It is thicker, I think, than the Berger 7mmm jacket. I have not shot anything with a Berger.
I don't consider even the Cauterucio to be a bone-crushing elk bullet and certainly not the lighter-jacketed Berger version. But...for anything in the heart-lung kill-zone the Berger should be ok. Opinion only, but I would not want to rely on going through the shoulder bone of an elk with the Berger.
How fast does 163 grains of powder make them babies fly? [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
(edit) Whoops...I see we have a second "Ian". Welcome! I'll try to be more gentle with you than with that other "Ian".
[ 04-06-2004: Message edited by: Len Backus ]