Re: berger failure?
There was a thread or two about this very topic not too long ago.
My own non-expert
opinion on a Berger Hunting VLD not expanding in a whitetail deer is one or a combination of the following:
- A) Velocity is too high. The bullet doesnt have enough time to interrupt or 'open up.'
- B) The 'Hollow Point' is damaged, closed, or clogged with ??? and therefore not working as expected.
- C) Poor shot placement such as. (lots of space for argument here)
- not hitting the heart. Will run some but will eventually fall.
- not hitting a crippling shot. By that I mean breaking a shoulder or spine. With a shot like this, the animal is then incapacitated and cannot run (at least not too far).
Let me add one thing and that is I like shooting VLD's!!!!!. Accurate, flat shooting, all the superlatives.... Now however, when I use them to hunt whitetail deer, I look to hit the shoulder blade so they have something hard to hit. My deer this year was hit this way and it didn't go 30 yards. The deer I got 2 years ago (my first experience with VLD's while hunting), the bullet penciled through and she ran a half mile or more. Fortunately, that was the direction back to the truck.
Just my view.
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Last edited by Wile E Coyote; 03-08-2013 at 11:21 AM.