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Berger VLD marketed as a hunting bullet?

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Unread 09-22-2006, 10:20 PM
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Re: Berger VLD marketed as a hunting bullet?

Watch the best of the west and see what they using. Berger vld bullets for big game.
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Unread 09-23-2006, 12:17 PM
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Re: Berger VLD marketed as a hunting bullet?

Berger sent me a little dvd video capturing some deer and elk shot at longer ranges, usually 300 yards plus. They were mainly using a 168g and 180g VLD out of a 7mm. They made some great shots. I talked to someone at berger about a 168g 7mm how it would work on elk. He said he would send me the video so I could see for myself. Bottom line he said dont use a bullet you dont feel comfortable using. After seeing the video though, I have no doubts about taking any animal I'll ever shoot out to at least 800 yards with the 168g VLD at 3000fps. That bullet was dropping big muleys, whitetails, and bulls just as good, if not better then any conventional "hunting" bullet would have. I think it truly is a dual purpose bullet as they are some of the most accurate bullets I've shot in my factory rem 700 rifles. Next weekend buck season starts for me. So hopefully a story and pics will be here shortly about the 168g VLD on deer.
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Unread 10-12-2009, 12:18 PM
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Re: Berger VLD marketed as a hunting bullet?

FWIW, last season I shot at and killed 5 deer with the 168 VLD out of my 7RM. The first was MD at 30 yds broadside and I aimed for the high shoulder shot. Entrance wound was small but the exit wound was huge, maybe the size of a dinner plate. I won't do that again.

Second was a WT at 200 yds broadside and I placed the cosshairs just behind the front leg and 1/2 way up. DRT, I mean DRT. Small entrance and small exit.

Third was a WT broadside at 100 yds. Same point of impact and same results at the last one.

Fourth was a MD broadside at 200 yds. Impact was just behind the front leg and 1/3 way up. The deer took off running, covered mabe 50 yds in a tight circle and was dead. Small entrance and small exit.

Fifth was a MD at 437 yds quartering towards my right. Impact was in the near shoulder and it dropped right there. The SIL cleaned that one so I'm not sure what the exit wound looked like.

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