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Old 06-15-2012, 07:06 PM
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That was a 190gr berger out of my 300 ultra. I wish i had a picture of the entrance side. It was extreme and everything inside was destroyed! It went in perfect through the lung heart area and the stomach was completely destroyed also and the bullet never touched it. The shock that comes along with these bullets is devastating. As you can see in the picture of the exit side at 707 yds.

I will be sure to post pictures of what the 300 gr bergers do out of the lapua this up coming season!! I can only imagine..
I will be doing the same, in one of my alpine areas.
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:22 PM
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Re: 338 lapua loading help

Personally i would just work strickly with the berger 300gr bullets and get your charts profected and enjoy the performance of the berger bullets. I had the same problems with the barnes tsx 225gr. hardly any mushroom through a hot loaded 338wm on a mulie at 250 yards dropped right into the shoulders. Not impressed because i was getting more penetration and a 100 times better mushroom out of a 225gr. Hornady interlocks.
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:13 AM
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Re: 338 lapua loading help

the loss of meat due to bloodshot is ridiculous. from what I gather you don't seem to care about the waste. just ain't right.
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:43 AM
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the loss of meat due to bloodshot is ridiculous. from what I gather you don't seem to care about the waste. just ain't right.
Id sure like to correct you sir!

I do care Actually! ! It's my only source of meat and is eaten at almost every meal. I do feel bad when i ruin a little meat but i also like a clean kill without an animal suffering. When i can i go for a head or neck shot with no wasted meat!, but id like you to tell me that everytime you pull up on an animal that you get that perfect shot with no wasted meat..

And please go into details about what you have "gathered" about me not caring about wasted meat. What i have said in previous posts was to express my experiances with the penetration i have received with these bullets without them blowing up on impact... and how the Barnes tsx was a poor mushroom but that shoulder shot was completely unintentional on a walking deer that chose to stop at the same second i squeezed the trigger. But im not going to explain my self to you.

Im sorry you had gathered that i was one of those who go out and shoot for sport when i am taking and animal. I do agree with you about people who dont care about meat loss or dont even eat the damn meat but sir i can assure you i am not one of those people..

The gentlemen who was asking for load data was curious about the berger bullets so i posted a picture of one of my experances. Guess that's probably out for next time huh....

Thanks, 500
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:46 AM
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Id sure like to correct you sir!

I do care Actually! ! It's my only source of meat and is eaten at almost every meal. I do feel bad when i ruin a little meat but i also like a clean kill without an animal suffering. When i can i go for a head or neck shot with no wasted meat!, but id like you to tell me that everytime you pull up on an animal that you get that perfect shot with no wasted meat..

And please go into details about what you have "gathered" about me not caring about wasted meat. What i have said in previous posts was to express my experiances with the penetration i have received with these bullets without them blowing up on impact... and how the Barnes tsx was a poor mushroom but that shoulder shot was completely unintentional on a walking deer that chose to stop at the same second i squeezed the trigger. But im not going to explain my self to you.

Im sorry you had gathered that i was one of those who go out and shoot for sport when i am taking and animal. I do agree with you about people who dont care about meat loss or dont even eat the damn meat but sir i can assure you i am not one of those people..

The gentlemen who was asking for load data was curious about the berger bullets so i posted a picture of one of my experances. Guess that's probably out for next time huh....

Thanks, 500
Hey bud I was happy you posted the pic and I also only eat non steroid injected meat only. I was asking about the load data and your pic is an added bonus, Im shooting the 300g bergers with 94g of retumbo with some good promise so far. Here is a vid of some early shots at 1000 yards behind my cabin. I have since shot about 300 more bullets down the tube with better accuracy.
http://s233.photobucket.com/albums/ee306/heydino/?action=view&current=20120521_103815.mp4
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Re: 338 lapua loading help

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Id sure like to correct you sir!

I do care Actually! ! It's my only source of meat and is eaten at almost every meal. I do feel bad when i ruin a little meat but i also like a clean kill without an animal suffering. When i can i go for a head or neck shot with no wasted meat!, but id like you to tell me that everytime you pull up on an animal that you get that perfect shot with no wasted meat..

And please go into details about what you have "gathered" about me not caring about wasted meat. What i have said in previous posts was to express my experiances with the penetration i have received with these bullets without them blowing up on impact... and how the Barnes tsx was a poor mushroom but that shoulder shot was completely unintentional on a walking deer that chose to stop at the same second i squeezed the trigger. But im not going to explain my self to you.

Im sorry you had gathered that i was one of those who go out and shoot for sport when i am taking and animal. I do agree with you about people who dont care about meat loss or dont even eat the damn meat but sir i can assure you i am not one of those people..

The gentlemen who was asking for load data was curious about the berger bullets so i posted a picture of one of my experances. Guess that's probably out for next time huh....

Thanks, 500
Whoa, no need to get mad. The pic just looked a little destructive. Maybe it was not as bad as it looked. It just looks like only the hind quarters are edible.

I started looking for a different bullet years ago because of seeing my animals look like the pic that you posted. I have been using GS Custom bullets now for years and will not change. I have shot many animals from very short range to fairly long. I don't have any really long shots to give feedback. The longest is an atelope at 726 yrds. Longest elk at 600 yrds, and several deer between 500 yrds and 600 yrds. bullet performance has been flawless in all cases. I have not had any tracking sessions, even when I should have. Meat damage is very minimal. Quite frankly, they just make animals dead.

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Old 06-16-2012, 08:57 PM
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Re: 338 lapua loading help

Not mad just thought it was pretty bold of someone that knows nothing about me to assume i care notging about meat loss. But yes you are correct in that picture it is of the most damaged side..
As i said in previous posts it went in through the lung heart area and exited into that shoulder.

Hard to beleive there is a bullet out there that wouldnt do alot of damage when accidentally shot into the shoulder...

I am the same way you are with your bullets.. ive had extremely good luck with berger bullets and WONT be changing anytime soon.

Thanks for the bullet recommendation though.
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