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Comparing the Berger 210 VLD to the 215 Hybrid

 
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:03 PM
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Today I was asked to go along on a hunt with a good friend and his grandson. It was windy as all get out. We snuck into a herd and the boy chose this bull bedded at not the best angle to us. But we were only 230 yards away. He snuck one in behind the shoulder but the angle was making for a exit in the neck area. Bottom line is it worked. Upon impact the bull flopped over and tossed it's head back. But then struggled and got up did the "Berger Wobble" for a short distance with blood coming from its mouth and then fell. .308" entrance again, not exit, vitals mush and a ton of blood in the broiler room.

300 win and 215 Berger 15 and 0 for this season.

Impact velocity= 2792
energy= 3721 lbs

The dead Bull showing shot placement. The way he fell the blood ran up toward the spine. So the placement was center body.


The damaged heart and lungs.



The happy hunter with his 2012 Bull

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Jeff I always feel bad for guys like you who don't get to do very much hunting. There's always next year though!

Congrats to all involved! I can't wait till I'm holding my custom 300 win in my hands!!!
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Got to love Bergers !!
Broz you must be an Elk magnet
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Jeff I always feel bad for guys like you who don't get to do very much hunting. There's always next year though!

Congrats to all involved! I can't wait till I'm holding my custom 300 win in my hands!!!
Tomorrow my son and I hunt for him an elk with his 300 win and the 230's. If I see a good mule deer I will whack it with my 300 win and a 215. This weekend I may be helping a few other people hunt so if the distance is very far they will be offered my 300 too. Yes, it is tough being cooped up inside this time of year.. But the season ends Sunday, oh wait.... Mountain Lions on board next and then hard after a wolf.. The wolf season will run into next year probably till Feb. Then calling yotes till mid April and spring bear opens....

I didn't move to the beautiful state on Montana by accident. It was a life long dream.

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Got to love Bergers !!
Broz you must be an Elk magnet
Not really, just blessed with some good places to hunt and I have learned the country well.

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Tomorrow my son and I hunt for him an elk with his 300 win and the 230's. If I see a good mule deer I will whack it with my 300 win and a 215. This weekend I may be helping a few other people hunt so if the distance is very far they will be offered my 300 too. Yes, it is tough being cooped up inside this time of year.. But the season ends Sunday, oh wait.... Mountain Lions on board next and then hard after a wolf.. The wolf season will run into next year probably till Feb. Then calling yotes till mid April and spring bear opens....

I didn't move to the beautiful state on Montana by accident. It was a life long dream.

Jeff
I'm quite jealous! I'm headed out in a couple weeks to attempt my longest kill on game. If the conditions are just right I hope to brake the 700 yard mark this year. Conditions will have to be damn near perfect because a nice Coues buck is on the menu. They are small targets and live in steep terrain so I just hope for the right opportunity. Best of luck on the rest of your season! Not sure if you can call it a season when you hunt year round but good luck anyway!!!
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Okay Broz, I'll be the first to ask.

Will you adopt me?

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