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Old 07-16-2009, 04:11 PM
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Bergers...good as they claim?

I am planning on buying some bergers and work up a load for my Sako 270WSM and was wondering if the Berger are all they are cracked up to be? The bullet will be used for hunting whitetail in Okla. Our deer size runs from about 80 pound does up to 200 lbs. bucks. And that is on the large size. Usually they are 120 lbs. to 160lbs. I want a bullet that if a deer steps out at 50 yards it will put him or her down but also if the same animal steps out at 600 it will do the same.

I plan on using the 150 grainers so it will buck the wind at longer ranges. It has a 1 in 11 twist.
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Old 07-16-2009, 04:36 PM
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re: Bergers...good as they claim?

claim........... Yes
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:05 PM
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re: Bergers...good as they claim?

Careful,
We recommend a 1:10" twist for the 150's to be stable in all conditions. You might get them to work from a 1:11" in favorable conditions, but I would be nervous about hunting in cold weather with them before you test them in cold weather.

The 140's will be fine from the 1:11" in all conditions.

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Old 07-16-2009, 05:12 PM
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re: Bergers...good as they claim?

So you would recommend the 140's not the 150's? Reason I'm asking I have some 150's and I have heard a lot of good stuff about the 150's. It will be used in weather ranging from 50 degrees to 10 degress. Usually its around 35 to 40 degrees.
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:44 PM
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re: Bergers...good as they claim?

NO! They are not as good as they claim!

They're better!
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:39 PM
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re: Bergers...good as they claim?

Go to www.bulletsamples.com and see what he has, you can order small quantitys and try them..
Fast service too..
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:20 PM
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re: Bergers...good as they claim?

I found the 270 150gr Bergers to be really good in my (1:10 twist ) 270-08.
do the job without copious meat destruction.
I wish they had a reasonably priced agent downunder so they were more accessible for Aussies.
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