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Old 08-14-2011, 11:33 PM
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Re: Barnes TTSX vs Berger VLD

Very nice bull elk taken at 925 yards with .140gr Berger off 6.5x284 ...

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Very nice bull elk taken at 925 yards with .140gr Berger off 6.5x284 ...
That's an excellent shot!

Unbelievable how well that 140 gr. bullet can do that so far away. I've thought many times about it and my final conclusion is A) Great shot placement B) Very high BC and C) Extremely high sectional density for a bullet that small.

So, A+B+C= dead elk at 925 yards.
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Re: Barnes TTSX vs Berger VLD

Broz, I have to agree with you, although from the other side of the coin. I'm a Barnes guy, why? Because I have never had a reason to switch, as you said, as long as I do my part, the bullet does it's part. I believe we all have seen/heard the "perfect placement"/no animal stories, Just take it with a grain of salt & head for the Advil

So many bullets.... so little time....

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That's an excellent shot!

Unbelievable how well that 140 gr. bullet can do that so far away. I've thought many times about it and my final conclusion is A) Great shot placement B) Very high BC and C) Extremely high sectional density for a bullet that small.

So, A+B+C= dead elk at 925 yards.
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Re: Barnes TTSX vs Berger VLD

I shoot both. 190gr Burgers in my 300 Weatherby, accurate like stink 3moa at 400 measured meters all day long. In my 338/378 Weatherby Mag I shoot TTSX 225gr and I am getting .435MOA at 100 meters 4 shot group. 300gr Burgers shoot about .75MOA in this rifle. My advice to you is shoot what every your weapon shoots the best. They are both exceptional performing bullets and they will do the job for sure. We often times get so hung up on bullets, powder, accuracy we tend to forget what our goal is, and that is to put that once in a lifetime 6point bull elk on the ground. Most any production rifle sold on the market these days will shoot far better than the average shooter can shoot and sometimes even better than a professional can shoot.
If you can hit a 10 inch pie plate at 100 yards off hand yur good to go with just about any hunting bullet on the market.
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Re: Barnes TTSX vs Berger VLD

ok so i'm new to this forum but we have some real world results on elk too there is a damage hunt here were i live and we shot a couple of elk to see the differance. one with a 140berger Vld and one with a 140 barnes lrx. one went down at 574yds(vld) and the other at 652yds(lrx) across a big pivot field. one friend shot one with my 7mm 300wby and the other was shot with the match to my gun that next morning. both dropped in there tracks with shoulder shots we had 20 lbs of waste on the lrx and a pass though. the berger we lost most of both shoulders from blood shot, if this is standard i'd pick the one were i get more meat.
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ok so i'm new to this forum but we have some real world results on elk too there is a damage hunt here were i live and we shot a couple of elk to see the differance. one with a 140berger Vld and one with a 140 barnes lrx. one went down at 574yds(vld) and the other at 652yds(lrx) across a big pivot field. one friend shot one with my 7mm 300wby and the other was shot with the match to my gun that next morning. both dropped in there tracks with shoulder shots we had 20 lbs of waste on the lrx and a pass though. the berger we lost most of both shoulders from blood shot, if this is standard i'd pick the one where i get more meat.

Real world results alway help... but there always going to be lost meat with a shoulder shot... but BOTH shoulders? dang...

Just out of curiousity, what is the BC on the LRX?
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