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Comparing the Berger 210 VLD to the 215 Hybrid

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re: Comparing the Berger 210 VLD to the 215 Hybrid

Another elk DRT.... Well if you don't count it rolling down the hill like a sack of potatoes. My wife took this large cow today with my 300 win and a 215 Berger. She tucked it right behind the shoulder with the cow quartering away. One and done.

Distance 585 yards
impact velocity was 2397
energy was 2743 lbs

Didn't take pics inside as it was dark by the time I got it gutted. But it had a .308 entrance, mush for lungs and no exit.

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    Congrats to your wife. That rifle of yours is quite a laser regardless of who is driving! I that a new stock on the rifle? I seem to remember it having a black stock.
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    Way to go Mrs. Broz!!!! I never get sick of reading about your success keep em comin!!!
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    Congrats to your wife. That rifle of yours is quite a laser regardless of who is driving! I that a new stock on the rifle? I seem to remember it having a black stock.
    Thanks guys!! This rifle has really got radar with the 215's. This makes 14 and 0 for big game kills with it this season.

    The stock was always a mix of sage brush greens.

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    re: Comparing the Berger 210 VLD to the 215 Hybrid

    Jeff, have you recovered jacket material from any of your animals?
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    Jeff, have you recovered jacket material from any of your animals?
    Yes, the bull at 200 yards we got the back 1/2 of the jacket on the far side. It was an angle shot and we stuck a tape through the hole after skinning. 26" of penetration. There was about 1/2 of the jacket with boat tail and a few small pieces of lead. But I didn't dig much. It was about 3/4" in on the far shoulder meat just under the hide. So it passed through the far shoulder.

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    Yes, the bull at 200 yards we got the back 1/2 of the jacket on the far side. It was an angle shot and we stuck a tape through the hole after skinning. 26" of penetration. There was about 1/2 of the jacket with boat tail and a few small pieces of lead. But I didn't dig much. It was about 3/4" in on the far shoulder meat just under the hide. So it passed through the far shoulder.

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    I was just curious if you had found the tips and/or part of the ogive breaking off as I did. As I recall, someone on this forum did some testing into water and found that the tips were breaking off. I am not in the least concerned about what the tips do when hitting the animal because the bullet was just plain devastating regardless. It seems that the tip may not play a part in the terminal performace on the game being hunting (initiate expansion). On my son's 522 yard elk the bulk of the bullet followed the angle of the shot perfectly and destroyed vitals on a quartering away shot. The tip and some of the ogive wound up on the inside of the onside shoulder almost as if they bounced off of the rib cage. I guess the tip's job is to get the bullet to the target as efficiently as possible

    Top piece in the photo is the tip, lower pieces are ogive.
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