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Berger used at close range on african plains game

 
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:42 AM
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Re: Berger used at close range on african plains game

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Seems like everyone I talk to about this tells me go to the barnes, accubond, or partition.
I only have experience with NPt bullets, and I concur that it's very acceptable for all your African plain games, with 300RUM. In fact, it'd be acceptable for all African games except for elephants, Buffs, rhinos, and hippos, if your PH would let you shoot with it. Heck, I shot a beautiful very big lion with 270win, and while it needed 2 shots, it was a very sick lion after the first shot. A 160gr in 7mm Rem mag would have killed it right there. I've killed three elands with 270win also, and didn't find them more difficult to kill than elk.
About 6.5 creedmore, I cannot comment, except that Nyala, gemsbock, and hartebeest seem to be tougher than a caribou. I've been told that zebra is very tough, but had no problem with 270. Shots are normally within 100 yards, particularly with dangerous game, but elusive spiral horns some time can be up to 300 yards away.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:22 AM
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Re: Berger used at close range on african plains game

VLD at 200M 178lb doe, it escapes me at the moment as to if this was my 260 rem with 140g vld or my 300 win with the 185g VLD either way I think you get the point.

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Old 04-19-2013, 09:49 AM
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Re: Berger used at close range on african plains game

Sportmuaythai, Thanks for the info. When you say npt are you talking about nosler partition? The creedmoore will be used on the smaller game with the exception of hartebeest hopefully.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:20 AM
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Re: Berger used at close range on african plains game

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Sportmuaythai, Thanks for the info. When you say npt are you talking about nosler partition? The creedmoore will be used on the smaller game with the exception of hartebeest hopefully.
Yes, they were nosler partition. I used A-square Dead Toughand Trophy Bonded Bear Claw just when they came out, for buffs. I wish Nosler AB bullets were available then. I only shot one hartebeest, and that was in Tanzania; it's tenacity really surprised me. I only shot because my PH requested. I think he received commission for every animal I killed. I never killed wilderbeast.
BTW I believe the creedmoore could possibly even kill hartebeest. They are out in the open field, so you can take time with your shot. It's the elusive spiral horns that get obscured in the brush tha may give you less opportunity.

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Old 04-19-2013, 10:34 AM
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Re: Berger used at close range on african plains game

Yep, the giant ears on the Kudu do a really good job in detecting you... They also have a pretty good view, given how tall they are.
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:13 AM
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Re: Berger used at close range on african plains game

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But in the end you need to take what every bullet you have confidence in. And remember, placement is king with any bullet.
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I concur, except that the bullet shouldn't blow apart at impact velocity.
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Re: Berger used at close range on african plains game

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I concur, except that the bullet shouldn't blow apart at impact velocity.
With 100's of kills with Bergers I have never had a problem. I documented with pictures and notes of impact velocities, the terminal damage from19 Big game animal kills with the same rifle and Berger bullets last year. Many elk, antelope and deer. Every single entrance hole was caliber sized from 200 yards to close to 1300 yards. Sometimes internet myths get repeated too much. I only post from what I have done and seen with my own eyes.

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