Re: problems with bergers
I've shot a lot of the 140 Berger out of a 270 WSM but way faster than a 270 will push them and they are flawless.The deer is a hard call without recovering it, I've seen them jump and kick when shot in the brisket, also the heart though. I've had deer run a long way without a heart that has been removed by a Matrix or Berger VLD, like almost across a pivot far but seeing the hit I knew they were dead so let them run with one hit, every deer was missing most or all of it's heart which kinda surprised me. From everything I've hit with the 140 Berger if anything I've though it opened a little easy from the WSM and just about right for the 270, my buddy runs them at 3035 from his 270 and does well with them or he runs a 165 Matrix.
The coyote hit does not surprise me, I think the Berger varmint bullets at the range you hit it are not as aggressive as you normally think of a varmint bullet like a V-max. We shoot the 60 gr Berger varmint bullet in our 22-250's for deer and antelope out to 600 yards and after about 300 yards ish you will get exits that look like you shot them with the Berger hunting bullets, by 500 yards they are excellent making a nice augered hole through deer and antelope. Just the Berger Varmint bullets we've shot they are great for accuracy and shooting but you do have to place them better than a bullet that will just blow up at the slightest hit.
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