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Old 01-23-2009, 12:49 PM
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Berger exansion minimum velocities

I was wondering if anyone knows what a average minimum velocity berger vld bullets need to expand reliably. I know most bullet manufactures say they recommend 1800 to 2200 fps to expand. I know bergers are supposed to work a little differently than most hunting bullets.
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Old 01-23-2009, 02:50 PM
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Re: Berger exansion minimum velocities

I can help you out.

I got an e-mail from Walt Berger, where he wrote that for full and complete expansion you should have minimum 1800 fps, so that is what have used allways.

I asked about 30 cal, but I guess for any cal berger bullet I would not go lower.
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Re: Berger exansion minimum velocities

I also got an email from Walt, specifically for the 168, 175 and 185 30 cal bullets.


In a message dated 4/11/2008 3:50:06 PM US Mountain Standard Time, mw_boz_mt@msn.com writes:

Hi Mark,
Adequate expansion is achieved above 1825 fps.
Walt Berger
Berger Bullets
Technical Adviser
Hello Walt,

I was wondering if you could provide me with the minimum performance velocities of the 30 cal 168, 175 and 185 VLD bullets for expansion on game.

Thanks,

Mark
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:07 PM
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Re: Berger exansion minimum velocities

I got the same info as pretex, from the same source.
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Re: Berger exansion minimum velocities

I let a 115 VLD in 6mm impact an antelope at 1880fps and it worked great.

I think Walt knows what he is talking about and he makes great bullets.
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:35 PM
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Re: Berger exansion minimum velocities

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I let a 115 VLD in 6mm impact an antelope at 1880fps and it worked great.
Did ya set your chrony up right in front of the goat?
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:46 PM
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Re: Berger exansion minimum velocities

I do not own and do not use a chronograph. But I do own three slide rules.
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