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Unread 10-16-2008, 02:55 PM
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Re: Berger Bullets vs TSX bullets

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Both expansion bullets broke the shoulder of the animals but DID NOT penetrate into the chest,
It has been my observation that with animals shot in the shoulder it isn't necessarily the bullet that causes the most damage its the bone said bullet hits on the way through causing the mass trauma.

I am surprised bone didn't make it trough the chest cavity on the animals you were talking about. Though in my opinion 150's & 165's seem a bit lite for a 300 WM.

I've been killing stuff with TSX's and match grade bullets for years and at this point I prefer the match bullets for an all around bullet. I also understand the need for a good bonded bullet though.
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Unread 10-16-2008, 04:03 PM
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Re: Berger Bullets vs TSX bullets

in my opinion Barnes designed the tipped tsx to alleviate any probability of the bullet not sufficiently opening up. i found that shooting lighter bullets in the caliber range helps as well. we have switched to berger for a deer only bullet out of my sons .308 win. at first we were using 175 gr but not getting any exit holes, then switched to 155 gr and got exit wounds as well as some drt kills.
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Re: Berger Bullets vs TSX bullets

Interesting - I would have expected the opposite.
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Re: Berger Bullets vs TSX bullets

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i guess we are lucky. we have used feral hogs for berger bullet testing recently. we mainly take the smaller ones around 100 to 150 lbs and occasionly take bigger ones. the 155s leave exit holes. dont know if its from the extra velocity or possibly the jacket being thicker or both. velocity is 2850 from our .308. Cant wait to try on deer.
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Unread 10-17-2008, 07:26 AM
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Re: Berger Bullets vs TSX bullets

That sounds like you are using the Berger 308155T , which does indeed have a thicker jacket ( as opposed to the 308155V ). They were designed for target use to prevent bullet disintegration. While Berger does not recommend them for hunting, Sierra doesn't recommend the SMK either, obviously they give you results more in line with what you want.

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Unread 10-17-2008, 09:04 AM
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Re: Berger Bullets vs TSX bullets

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you are right. sorry i wasnt as specific in my post. got a couple of friends that use matchking in 257 to 30 cal rifles with excellent success. i am all for making sure that the animal being shot is dead before it hits the dirt as much as possible.
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Unread 12-08-2008, 11:56 PM
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Re: Berger Bullets vs TSX bullets

Hello gentlemen, I had to register just to post on this subject. I have not tried the Berger but have seen the impressive one shot kills at Best of the West.com I have shot Barnes for the last fifteen years, 300 H&H 200 gr xxx 3/4 " at 200yd, 7mm Rem mag 175 gr xxx 3 shot group at 100 yd a dime covered these holes with no torn paper showing, 7x57 120 gr xxx 3/4" at 100yd, 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser 130 xxx 1/2" at 100yd 9 kills with this gun 8 did not take a step two at 400 yd, 257 Roberts 115 gr xxx 1/2"at 100yd.
I have heard of problems people have with the accuracy, I have never experienced this, I have found it is all in the seating depth. The killing power of the triple shock is incredible.
I read an article on slowing down your bullet, I will share it with you in short. Put a pop can on a fence post and shoot it with a high speed BB gun. What happens, you walk over and the can still sitting on the fence has a hole all the way through it. Now shoot it with a slow or med slow BB gun the can is knocked off the fence, has a hole all the way through it and has a big dent in the side of the can. The 6.5 that I have 8 out of 9 drop dead in the track kills has only a 2625 mv. Shoot heaver bullets for caliber and slow them down, the results will astound you.
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