Originally Posted by Rustystud
Over the last 40 years I have harvested a very large number of deer many for crop depredation. There is nothing more humane than shooting a deer with a 22-250 or 220 swift running a 55 grain bullet at 3800 plus fps . Shooting them below the ear or in the lungs. They go down like they were hit with steam roller dropped from the sky. this was what I was expecting frim the Berger bullets. Real time experience has produced a different result.
To each his own but I beleive in a quick humane harvest.
We kill quite a few deer with 22-250's and found the 60gr Berger varmint bullet quite good, accuracy is there to head shoot them if the situation will allow and cleans out their clock with a lung shot!
So far I've seen great performance from Berger in the 243, 270WSM, 7mmMag, 300WSM, I think it does require shot placement just as any bullet, I've seen
Accubonds barely open on deer shot in soft spots like high between the ribs also have had several TSX do a terrible job not even entering the chest cavity and deflecting of bone, you can get runners with a typical hunting bullet just as easy.
Everyone shoots a little different so I think it is quite easy to see different result with different people but most of use tend to jump on the bullet as the culprit when we just need to place that particular design differently, the way a Berger functions has been hard for me to accept cause I've all ways been a "hunting" bullet kinda guy but in using them they have done a good job, no better no worse just different. So far every rifle I've shot them in they have been hands down the most accurate bullet and I'll take that!!