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Old 03-01-2012, 07:36 PM
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Bullet choice

My 338 rum shoots the 300 gr Bergers very well. This rifle will be used mostly for elk and has a huskemaw scope waiting to get ballistics for the turret. I am slightly concerned about Bergers performance on game. Should I wait for the 300gr accubond to come out or just hunt with the bergers?

guess to simplify my question, do you think the 300 gr Bergers will perform on elk reliably?
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:44 PM
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Re: Bullet choice

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My 338 rum shoots the 300 gr Bergers very well. This rifle will be used mostly for elk and has a huskemaw scope waiting to get ballistics for the turret. I am slightly concerned about Bergers performance on game. Should I wait for the 300gr accubond to come out or just hunt with the bergers?

guess to simplify my question, do you think the 300 gr Bergers will perform on elk reliably?
The berger will kill an elk, no question. just keep in mind the type of performance you'll get with the berger v. the accubond are night and day different.

The berger "explodes" for a lack of a better description, as where the AB will hold together and blow through, but does not have the BC the Berger has.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:48 PM
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Re: Bullet choice

I realize this is only one representation but if a 140 Berger VLD can kill a bull elk at 925, my best guess is that a 300 gr Berger is adequate:

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Old 03-01-2012, 08:20 PM
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Re: Bullet choice

We took Elk with them this year as well as a good Muley and some speed goats. Every single one was a complete pass through. Even at 500 yards. My wifle took hers at 816 yds with my 338 LM. We like them. All one shot and down no tracking required at all. There are several other members here that took elk with the 300 Bergers too.

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Old 03-01-2012, 09:57 PM
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Re: Bullet choice

It is still a 300 grain bullet. It ought to kill about anything.
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:01 AM
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Re: Bullet choice

Thanks for your thoughts. My big concern was with some of the bad wrap I have heard and the fact these bullets aren't the hunting grade, they are the match grade. Is there not much difference between the two?
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:15 AM
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Re: Bullet choice

The match bullets have thicker jackets to handle extreme velocity. They are still very effective terminally.
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