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Old 11-26-2013, 09:01 AM
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re: berger 168 vld hunting bullets.

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someone told me to make sure the opening in the tip was clean with no lead in it and or the copper not folded in on them
Interesting, umm
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:04 AM
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re: berger 168 vld hunting bullets.

Well here it is

It says vld hunting 7mm 168 grain part 28501 100ct lot 5453 g7 .316 recommended for hunting and also excellent for target..


The thing that gets me is shouldn't excellent be in hunting not target ??
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:07 AM
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re: berger 168 vld hunting bullets.

Truc;

I looked at the tip and there all filled with lead,
What a edited word here bullet for hunting

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Old 11-26-2013, 09:13 AM
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re: berger 168 vld hunting bullets.

It is not just the bullet it is the 7mm Mag. Worst caliber I ever shot deer with. Did not matter which bullet I tried. Even with placing a bullet in the shoulder 90% of the time deer would run off. I could not carry enough flashlight batteries to hunt with that 7 mag I would tell people because I would have to hunt for the deer so long after dark in the evening hunting I did. After shooting around 25 deer with it I decided to go back to my 25-06. 99% of the time where the deer was standing when shot is where it is laying. Most reliable bullet I ever used in the 7 mag for in the tracks kills or for those that did not go over 50 yards was the Hornady 154 gr Interlock SP.
I have only shot one deer with a VLD bullet and it was the 30 cal. 155 gr out of my 30X47 cal rifle at muzzle velocity of 2650 fps. Deer was a big doe at 111 yards broadside. Bullet was placed in the center of the right front shoulder. Deer just flinched and ran into the cut over. At the spot it was shot at on the off side it looked like you had filled a quart jar with blood and lung tissue that had been run in a blinder and slung it down the logging path. The cut over was VERY thick it ran into. There was a deer trail when the deer ran. I got on my hands and knees and crawled back down this trail. There was not a single drop of blood from where that deer was shot down the path for 50 yards where I found the deer laying. There was an exit hole the size of a baseball that just caught the back part of the offside shoulder. The deer literately sloshed on the inside. The heart and lungs were pulp. I like the 125 gr Nolser ballistic tip in this rifle better. Probably have shot 25 or so deer with it and all have been BANG FLOP. This just goes to show you that everybody has different experiences and when it comes to killing game even though they are dead on bullet impact they can still go a long ways.
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:30 AM
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It is not just the bullet it is the 7mm Mag. Worst caliber I ever shot deer with. Did not matter which bullet I tried. Even with placing a bullet in the shoulder 90% of the time deer would run off. I could not carry enough flashlight batteries to hunt with that 7 mag I would tell people because I would have to hunt for the deer so long after dark in the evening hunting I did. After shooting around 25 deer with it I decided to go back to my 25-06. 99% of the time where the deer was standing when shot is where it is laying. Most reliable bullet I ever used in the 7 mag for in the tracks kills or for those that did not go over 50 yards was the Hornady 154 gr Interlock SP.
I have only shot one deer with a VLD bullet and it was the 30 cal. 155 gr out of my 30X47 cal rifle at muzzle velocity of 2650 fps. Deer was a big doe at 111 yards broadside. Bullet was placed in the center of the right front shoulder. Deer just flinched and ran into the cut over. At the spot it was shot at on the off side it looked like you had filled a quart jar with blood and lung tissue that had been run in a blinder and slung it down the logging path. The cut over was VERY thick it ran into. There was a deer trail when the deer ran. I got on my hands and knees and crawled back down this trail. There was not a single drop of blood from where that deer was shot down the path for 50 yards where I found the deer laying. There was an exit hole the size of a baseball that just caught the back part of the offside shoulder. The deer literately sloshed on the inside. The heart and lungs were pulp. I like the 125 gr Nolser ballistic tip in this rifle better. Probably have shot 25 or so deer with it and all have been BANG FLOP. This just goes to show you that everybody has different experiences and when it comes to killing game even though they are dead on bullet impact they can still go a long ways.
I would have to say its the make and model of bullet not cartridge, look at 30 30 it has killed more animals than all of us ever will.. I will be sticking to sst 154 and accubonds or ballistic tip for lung hit
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Truc;

I looked at the tip and there all filled with lead,
What a **** bullet for hunting
IMO: You are one of the biggest internet whiners I've ever read. How old are you?

Ultimately, it is your responsibility to as you made the ammo.

You succeeded. You didn't waste meat. What are you complaining about?
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:53 AM
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re: berger 168 vld hunting bullets.

This is just a comment so take it for what it's worth.

I have hunted over 50 years and used every bullet known to man. I have had bullets fail and sometimes for no apparent reason.

I am always amazed when a bullet fails to perform after shooting game for decades without a single failure. "edited word here Happens".

Some of the bullets that have failed Have been given a second chance and have not let me down
again. Others have been unpredictable and if it happens 10% of the time I simply stop using them.

A good example was the Nosler Partition, I have had perfect results on game where velocities were high and lesser bullets would have came apart at impact. many animals later, with confidence, I was using a 30/378 for elk and when I got my shot, the bull looked at me like nothing happened. Stunned I reloaded the rifle and fired the second shot.He did it again. surprised would be an under statement.

I though to myself, I just plain missed. I set the rifle down because I did not want to make a poor shot, thinking something was surely wrong. The bull just kept looking at me, then his head rolled over his back and down he went.

I was dumbfounded, But excited and relieved that I hadn't messed up. after examining the shot placement, I found two holes less than 1/2'' apart going in and coming out. I had missed any of the
ribs going and coming (What are the odds) both bullets traveled straight through without expanding
at all. Velocity at POI was over 3300 ft/sec.

The point is, bullets fail sometimes and you have to make a choice whether you want to give them another chance or not.

I will say this though: If you don't have confidence in you equipment don't use it. It just leads to more problems.

There are a few bullets that I wont use any more because they failed more than once so I gave up on them. The tried a true partition is not one of them just because of one failure that may not have been it's fault.

I think it was just bad luck and would not give up on a good bullet, Try it again and if it fails to perform like you want it to, find another bullet.

It is Ok to be disappointed in the performance of your equipment. Just learn from it .

Good luck on your next hunt !!

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