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Old 11-13-2010, 03:02 PM
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berger match 185

I am shooting a 300 wsm and pushing berger 185 match bt bullets at around 2900 or so. I am very curious about the terminal performance of this bullet at different ranges.
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Old 11-14-2010, 01:36 AM
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Re: berger match 185

My rifle loves the 168 vld and shot some great groups including a .09" but I felt I need more bc and thought I might like the terminal ballistics of a heavier bullet better. worked with 190 vlds and got 1/2-3/4" with 7828. Then a friend suggested the 185 bt and it has shot some groups under 1/2" with rl19. When I stretched it out to 300 the 185 outshot the 190 by a good margin. Which brings us to my concern about what it will do on game. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-14-2010, 02:13 PM
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Re: berger match 185

I shoot the 185's out of a Savage model 12 .

As with most ( all as far as I know ) Bergers you will get great performance on game.

I have taken NE Tn/ SW Va whitetails with the 185s at 2995 ft/sec and the internals are swiss cheese.

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Re: berger match 185

Mkg,

he is talking about the 185 match BT-LRs. Berger's tangent ogive bullets. I am also interested as I have the same bullets, but 210 grainers.

They are made on the target jacket, hopefully someone here has tried these already, if not I'll probably stick one in a VA whitetail next weekend.
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Old 11-14-2010, 06:18 PM
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Re: berger match 185

What are you shooting the 210's out of? How fast are you pushing them
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Re: berger match 185

I've got 2 rifles to try them in. .308 win 28" bbl with RL17 and .300 ackley magnum 30" bbl with RL25. Should be around 2600 and 3150 respectively. Ill mainly interested in it's results in the .308 win, and that's what I'd use to shoot deer with.
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Re: berger match 185

I shoot the 185 VLD hunting. Why dont you just buy them?
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