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Berger 230 OTM 300WM vs Elk

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Unread 10-30-2013, 06:55 PM
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Berger 230 OTM 300WM vs Elk

On Oct. 15 I used a 230 grain Berger OTM Hybrid to take a 6x5 bull. .300 Win Mag, range 350 yards, muzzle velocity 2775, impact velocity 2400 fps +or-. Bullet hit directly on the near side shoulder bone just above the "knee" and under the wide "blade", made a mess of the lungs near the heart, and I found this in the hide on the far side with no further bone hit. Retained weight 81 grains. The bull went down when hit, no tracking needed, the near shoulder was completely unhinged.
I was very pleased with the performance of this combo.



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    Unread 10-30-2013, 08:24 PM
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    Re: Berger 230 OTM 300WM vs Elk

    Nice elk, good job. I've had similar performance on deer with 6.5 140's.
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    Re: Berger 230 OTM 300WM vs Elk

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    Nice elk, good job. I've had similar performance on deer with 6.5 140's.
    Is that the 140 vld or hybrids?
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    Re: Berger 230 OTM 300WM vs Elk

    nice
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    Re: Berger 230 OTM 300WM vs Elk

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    Is that the 140 vld or hybrids?

    VLD's. Usually a .264 entry and it blows up the lungs. DRT. But I did have one pencil through...Overall I have been satisfied. These were 150 to 400 yards with a 2850 muzzle fps.
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    Re: Berger 230 OTM 300WM vs Elk

    Nice elk. Congrats.
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    Re: Berger 230 OTM 300WM vs Elk

    Nice work. Looks like the 230 did it again...
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