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Old 04-14-2010, 07:37 PM
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Re: 168 gr berger hunting bullet

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Anyone know where a guy can get some 168 gr 7mm berger hunting bullets?
cant find any just got a load worked up now i cant get bullets
thanks
Retiredcpo

The VLD targets shoot exactly like the VLD hunting. I know guys that hunt with the VLD targets. Buy a box of targets to work up your loads with, then buy a box of hunting to hunt with. I've got both, Berger says the jacket is a little thinner in the nose of the hunting to promote expansion. Berger also says they fly exactly the same.

I know were you can buy target VLDs now.

Good Luck,
Robbin
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:43 PM
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Re: 168 gr berger hunting bullet

robbin I have been using the targets to work up a load and have a good one.
but now there are none here in my area.
I have three boxs coming in from third gen ordered them today.(all they Had)
But I will be shooting 50-100 a week end for the next few months
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:35 PM
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Re: 168 gr berger hunting bullet

Retiredcop, thats what I was thinking. When I first started load development with my gun all I could find was the target bullets. I still have some left but when hunting season rolls around Ill use the hunting bullets, but I wouldnt be afraid to use the target ones on game. Good Luck!
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:25 AM
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Re: 168 gr berger hunting bullet

Sorry, they had 168 targets yesterday, not today.
They do have the 180s that someone else on this thread was looking for.

.284 Diameter

Berger runs in shifts, I don't think they produce some of every caliber every day. A few months ago there was a shortage of 6.5 140s. I learned my lesson and stock up when they are available now. I emailed them at the time, they said they were running 24 hours a day. I do think the quaility control slows them down, and thats what I am paying for.
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:31 AM
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Re: 168 gr berger hunting bullet

Cabellas is saying 2-3 weeks estimated delivery because berger has been telling them and all thier dealers 2-3 weeks since january.A straight up answer is they don't know .The only sure thing about berger bullets is they will be here when they get here.Great products, bad business decisions,sad situation for all berger dealers getting mud on thier faces due to lack of delivery.
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:18 PM
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Re: 168 gr berger hunting bullet

Berger is between a rock and a hard place. They are running 3 shifts, producing all they can. They can't keep up with demand in all sizes and weights all the time, but the demand isn't high enough to justify new facilities. Their QC slows them down, which is GOOD. All I can tell you is to stock up when they are available. I keep 4 boxes of 6.5 and 2 boxes each of 270 and 308 on hand. I replace as I use, but if they aren't available, I have several months supply to fall back on....

That's the best advice I can give you. And they aren't cheap, I built my supply by adding a box every time I ordered. Instead of buying all at one time.

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Old 04-15-2010, 06:08 PM
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Re: 168 gr berger hunting bullet

I called berger the other day on 7mm 168 hunting bullets and they said that their jacket machine was down and their trying to get it up and running. The guy that I spoke with also stated to get them on back order with somebody if you want them by hunting season.
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