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Old 09-20-2013, 08:41 PM
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Where are the pictures? How was the animal brought down? I will assume 338 something and what Berger bullet was it?
....Maybe chased it down with the truck and ran it over...........
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I am just getting the reports back from Alaska now. They got the moose took three shots. 338 lapua mag at 2900 fps. I was advised that the bullets split in half and lost penetration. No war is intended just giving a report from the field. This guy wants to shoot a water buffalo with this rifle and is unhappy with the bullets results. I have no experience with game of this size. Looking for a bullet that can keep some long range ability but perform on big animals.
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I am just getting the reports back from Alaska now. They got the moose took three shots. 338 lapua mag at 2900 fps. I was advised that the bullets split in half and lost penetration. No war is intended just giving a report from the field. This guy wants to shoot a water buffalo with this rifle and is unhappy with the bullets results. I have no experience with game of this size. Looking for a bullet that can keep some long range ability but perform on big animals.
Shooting a water buffalo with a Berger, or any thin skinned bullet like that sounds like a recipe for disaster to me. I've never hunted them but from everything I've heard, I would probably go with something like a Swift A-frame or the like.......Rich
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:18 PM
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Did you load the OTM or the Hunter version? I shoot the 250's from my RUM at 3100 and I was planning on making sure I didn't punch the shoulder on elk until I got at least 800 yards on it, an Alaskan moose is quite a bit bigger.

Bob Beck has smoked cape buffalo with the Berger 300 OTM from a 338-378!
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That's what I am thinking. Although a berger should perform on a moose
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I just harvested a big muley with 300 gr otms @2830, deer was only 80 yards and never moved at the shot. Bullet did not exit, entered behind the shoulder and there is a bullet diameter hole in the off shoulder, but I haven't cut the meat up yet to see if a fragment is in there. The damage in the chest cavity was devastating. It looked like a hand grenade went off. I had same results last year with a big bodied bull elk at 550 yards, drt. I don't know that it would be good for a bone breaking shoulder shot, but behind the shoulder it is devastating. I do seem to prefer the heavier for caliber bullets with berger though. Accubonds or Swift A frames would be my choice for a bullet to penetrate with a follow up by barnes tipped triple shock.
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