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Old 07-13-2013, 06:28 AM
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Re: Taking animals with long range target bullets

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If you shoot Berger VLD bullets, their target models should have an identical POI as their VLD Hunting bullets. I know mine do @ 100 yards.

Hope this helps. They're the only brand I know that has both target and hunting models of the same exact bullet. Difference being the target models have a thicker jacket because shooting paper and steel you won't be needing any of the expansion properties.
+1. I have found this to be the case with my 6.5x284. The Berger 140 Hunting VLD's work well on deer from 50-1000 yards and as accurate as any target bullet I have used.
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:30 AM
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Re: Taking animals with long range target bullets

buddy who used to do crop damage shooting with us swore by his 7mag and 160 grain match bullets.
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:18 AM
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Re: Taking animals with long range target bullets

The Berger's work even in the smaller calibers like 243.This is my daughters doe from last year shot at 244yrds,,,243 1-8 twist Berger 105 vld.Not a long shot but not in your lap either.DRT!!! I was smiling bigger than her!

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Old 07-13-2013, 10:10 AM
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Re: Taking animals with long range target bullets

Ive killed a dozen deer with my Hornady 6.5 Grendel 123 gr Amax and ive also killed a nice 8 pt with my .308 Federal 168 gr Gold Medal Matchking.
Now in all truthfulness my go to deer bullet for my .308 is Hornady 150 gr Superformance but both the Amax and the Matchking did the job.
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Old 07-13-2013, 01:28 PM
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Ive killed a dozen deer with my Hornady 6.5 Grendel 123 gr Amax and ive also killed a nice 8 pt with my .308 Federal 168 gr Gold Medal Matchking.
Now in all truthfulness my go to deer bullet for my .308 is Hornady 150 gr Superformance but both the Amax and the Matchking did the job.
I've shot several deer with my old custom Rem Model 7 .308 shooting Hornady TAP (red box LE ammo) 168 HPBT tactical ammo, and it knocked them on their ass.
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:42 PM
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I've shot several deer with my old custom Rem Model 7 .308 shooting Hornady TAP (red box LE ammo) 168 HPBT tactical ammo, and it knocked them on their ass.
Hornady makes superior bullets in my opinion. Dont get me wrong ive killed deer with Corelokts , Fusion, Weatherby and many others but Hornady is the best Factory made ammo in my opinion.
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:29 PM
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Re: Taking animals with long range target bullets

Honestly, the best luck I've had is with Hornady and Federal Premium factory ammo.

IMO, the most accurate factory loaded ammo is going to be the Nosler Custom ammo. But the Hornady and Fed Premium is right up there with it.

The Hornady red box TAP is LE ammo for LE Dept snipers & sharp-shooters, and is made to expand nicely, so I figured I'd give it a shot on whitetails, and it worked out great! I wish I still had my old Mod 7 custom, but it was swiped by a thief back in '08...It has been replaced with my 700 5R .308 Win, and even though it's not QUITE as accurate as the old custom 7 (1-hole rifle), it's not far off, with some small tweaking. The old 7 was a true 1K rifle. It had an M24 barrel, cut down to 20", on it. I miss that gun. Hopefully the cops or somebody will find it one day and I can get it back.
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