Originally Posted by elkaholic
i don't think berger ever marketed the otm as a hunting bullet? Also, the bullet fragments that you found are very typical of berger performance. I agree that 6-8" isn't much penetration, but i don't know that my first two shots at a moose would be at that angle with any bullet........rich
True, the OTM's are not marketed as a "hunting" bullet, but the reason being is that they are a thiker jacketed bullet. From what I see, there was plenty of expansion so one could only imagine what the "hunting" version would have done? I'm thinking likely not any more penetration.
Aslo, seems to ba a lot of comments about shot placement. Sounds to me like shot placement was good for the available shot position. Sometimes we don't always get the perfect shot so if you are out on a $10,000 hunt, you want a bullet that will get the job done, whatever the job is, including a quartering shot.
I think in that vest majority of hunting situations, that Bergers perform very well and they will drop and animal quicker through the lungs than a controlled expansion bullet... but... the controlled expansion bullet is not limited by shot presentation.