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Old 02-04-2008, 02:09 PM
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7 MM Rem Mag

Does anyone shoot the Burger bullets in their 7 mag? If so, what do you shoot and load
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:33 PM
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I've had good luck (accuracy wise) with both the 168g and 180g VLD out of my factory BDL Rem 700 7mm RM.

168g VLD, 64g RL-22, Win Case, Fed 215, 2950fps, 1/2- 3/4 MOA to 800 yards.
180g VLD, 61g RL-22, Win Case, Fed 215, 2825fps, 1/2- 3/4 MOA to 800 yards.

Work ok on deer size animals, but I think I"m gonna go back to 140g NBT's for deer. I've had them (Bergers) act like FMJ"s at close range, and then act like bombs at Long range. A friend has also used the 308" 210g VLD out of a SLOW 30-06 and is getting very big holes in things at close range. Kinda inconsistent for the terminal side of ballistics, IMO. NBT's flat out knock the crap out of deer both close and far. Out to 800 yards the 140's will do just as good...
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:58 PM
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I don't think any round has more consistently been accused of poor terminal performance on big game animals(deer and bigger) than the Nosler Balistic Tip. I'm not referring to the Berger VLD, nor do I doubt your results, but I think before anyone gets referred to the NBT for hunting they should spend some time researching the tons of complaints about them blowing up with no penetation. A bullet with the same shape and high BC as the NBT is the Nosler Accubond, but it has a good reputation for terminal performance.
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:43 PM
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Research and knowledge is nice. Before researching complaints you should research (i.e., shoot) your rifle at various ranges, until you know it intimately. Learn the ballistics and trajectory charts. Know where your bullet in flight is going to be at any given range. Then you can sink a Ballistic Tip precisely where it will do it's damage. Never depend on a bullet or caliber to make up for lack of marksmanship. JohnnyK.
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