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Old 06-29-2010, 06:27 PM
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Re: Berger Hybrid Expansion Test @ 1180 yds

BigNGreen, I don't know what to say. Hmmm, I took two Axis bucks in Texas in 08 , along with the aoudad, and a black buck. Then a few wt deer in mo and I lost count on antelope. Mine were from a 30-378 @3050 MV, my sons 300 win MV is 2900 with them. Plus I took a few Muleys too. We have never took a second shot except for the 6x6 I posted, and as you can see he was standing waiting o fall over and I gave him another. He did manage to wobble a step or two on his way down though. I guess I have just never seen what you have with them. Maybe you have real soft deer.. or very tough ones.

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Are you both shooting the VLD hunting bullet? Any chance bigngreen is shooting the heavier/thicker jacketed 210gr Match bullet?

I've shot a couple black bears with the 210 VLD hunting bullet. Pretty explosive up close on the one bear. Just about right on the other bear at 425 yds.
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Are you both shooting the VLD hunting bullet? Any chance bigngreen is shooting the heavier/thicker jacketed 210gr Match bullet?

I've shot a couple black bears with the 210 VLD hunting bullet. Pretty explosive up close on the one bear. Just about right on the other bear at 425 yds.
Ya, I checked to make sure I was shooting hunting VLD. We ran all of them out to so I couldn't cut them and measure anything.
I was bumming, I was ready to watch a serious Berger smack down, we kept looking at each other like what is going on, maybe we didn't light the fuse right.

I was also throughing around the idea that the tips may have been a little beat up and closed of, hence the meplat trimming.

When they open something is in the dirt!!!
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I have only used the hunting VLD. I was just thinking of last fall in WY for antelope. We camp and have quite the hunt. In our camp here is what we had for rifles. My sons 300 win with 210 bergers, a friend with a 30-378 accumark with 210 bergers, another friend with a custom barreled 30-378 with 210 bergers and me with a 300 win with 210 bergers, plus a 338 rum with 300 smk's. So 4 out of 5 were loaded with 210 bergers. If my memory is correct that was like 10 antelope shot with the 210's. They were from 60 yards to 813 all one shot and not one traveled over 30 yards.

This pic was one of mine, she was DRT , right behind the shoulder, big exit with speed goat parts for 15 feet past her.

BnG, I must say you better try them again.

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I have only used the hunting VLD. I was just thinking of last fall in WY for antelope. We camp and have quite the hunt. In our camp here is what we had for rifles. My sons 300 win with 210 bergers, a friend with a 30-378 accumark with 210 bergers, another friend with a custom barreled 30-378 with 210 bergers and me with a 300 win with 210 bergers, plus a 338 rum with 300 smk's. So 4 out of 5 were loaded with 210 bergers. If my memory is correct that was like 10 antelope shot with the 210's. They were from 60 yards to 813 all one shot and not one traveled over 30 yards.

This pic was one of mine, she was DRT , right behind the shoulder, big exit with speed goat parts for 15 feet past her.

BnG, I must say you better try them again.

Jeff

If your getting them open on goats then deer should not be problem, trust me I was pulling my hair out! We're far from giving up on them, I've kinda got the Berger bug and your sample group is vastly greater than ours so I'll get some more 210's in bound I guess. The 300 WBY loves the 210, but dad shoots it most of the time and he don't care for the pounding, he may have to suck it up or I need to get a brake on it

I have high hopes for tags this year, we went all in for goats and deer,we'll hopefully pull the elk B to go with a bull tag. If I get the elk B I'm going to get serious about a good LR bull since I can put a cow in the freezer and horde my bull tag. Usually I make sure the freezer is full before thinking about horns
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Re: Berger Hybrid Expansion Test @ 1180 yds

Broz, nice looking lope and great looking rig.

Bigngreen, Keep us posted on what you find the next time you shoot them.
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I have only used the hunting VLD. I was just thinking of last fall in WY for antelope. We camp and have quite the hunt. In our camp here is what we had for rifles. My sons 300 win with 210 bergers, a friend with a 30-378 accumark with 210 bergers, another friend with a custom barreled 30-378 with 210 bergers and me with a 300 win with 210 bergers, plus a 338 rum with 300 smk's. So 4 out of 5 were loaded with 210 bergers. If my memory is correct that was like 10 antelope shot with the 210's. They were from 60 yards to 813 all one shot and not one traveled over 30 yards.

This pic was one of mine, she was DRT , right behind the shoulder, big exit with speed goat parts for 15 feet past her.

BnG, I must say you better try them again.

Jeff

Just curious on the 300 win and the 210 Bergers, how far off the lands is the sweet spot for your gun?
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