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Old 03-09-2009, 05:23 PM
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Berger VLD vs Berger Match Hunting VLD

Has anyone compared these bullets in the field ?

I have used Berger VLD .308 175gr on red deer.
Fantastic accuracy in 1.13 twist.
All beasts have gone down but none have dropped to the shot.

Just wondering if these NEW Match Hunting bullets are up for the job !
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Old 12-26-2009, 02:17 PM
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Re: Berger VLD vs Berger Match Hunting VLD

Per Walt Berger - Do not attempt to use the target VLDs for hunting. The J4 jackets used in the target bullets are too thin. The bullet will fragment tooooo early. Stick with the hunting VLDs for hunting.
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Old 12-26-2009, 02:24 PM
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Re: Berger VLD vs Berger Match Hunting VLD

Huh..... I heard the exact opposite. I was told that the jackets on the target version were thicker and wouldn't expand reliably. Either way, stick with the hunting version.
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Old 12-26-2009, 02:31 PM
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Re: Berger VLD vs Berger Match Hunting VLD

It's not like the Hunting VLD has a poor BC. Probably the best flying hunting bullet out there. I'm using heavy for caliber VLD's to get all the downrange energy I can.
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Old 12-26-2009, 02:52 PM
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Re: Berger VLD vs Berger Match Hunting VLD

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Per Walt Berger - Do not attempt to use the target VLDs for hunting. The J4 jackets used in the target bullets are too thin. The bullet will fragment tooooo early. Stick with the hunting VLDs for hunting.
Maybe Eric or Brian will clarify this, but in the mean time... The "hunting" bullets are the ones with the J4 jacket. They are indeed highly frangible and are advertised as such.

The target bullets have thicker jackets so they will stay together at high velocites and have not been tested for performance on game. They have a jacket that tapers thicker from the point to the bearing surfce. If you have some pigs to cull, this would probably be a good way to experiment with them.

Mark
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Old 12-26-2009, 02:56 PM
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Re: Berger VLD vs Berger Match Hunting VLD

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It's not like the Hunting VLD has a poor BC. Probably the best flying hunting bullet out there. I'm using heavy for caliber VLD's to get all the downrange energy I can.
Berger's target and hunting LVDs have exactly the same BC.

168gr = .617 (G1) .316 (G7)
180gr = .659 (g1) .337 (G7)
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Old 12-26-2009, 02:57 PM
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Re: Berger VLD vs Berger Match Hunting VLD

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Maybe Eric or Brian will clarify this, but in the mean time... The "hunting" bullets are the ones with the J4 jacket. They are indeed highly frangible and are advertised as such.

The target bullets have thicker jackets so they will stay together at high velocites and have not been tested for performance on game. They have a jacket that tapers thicker from the point to the bearing surfce. If you have some pigs to cull, this would probably be a good way to experiment with them.

Mark
Berger target & hunting bullets both use J-4 jackets. The hunting bullet jackets are thicker.
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