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87 grain berger vld

Hey everyone got a question for ya. So berger came out with their new 87 grain hunting vld and i was wondering if anyone had experience on game with this bullet. And what the max range would be on deer sized game.
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    Re: 87 grain berger vld

    Assuming you will be pushing it somewhere between 2900 and 3000fps it will be devastating at 200 yards. At 3000fps you are still running 1000lbs of energy at 300 and that will do the job. The problem with the 87g Berger and the 85g Sierra HPBT is meat damage.
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    Re: 87 grain berger vld

    Im hoping to get them around 3400 fps. Does anyone have data for that? I will mostly be shooting hogs with this round. Thanks for the input
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    Re: 87 grain berger vld

    I don't know if this will help you but you could look at it.

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    Re: 87 grain berger vld

    I'm not certain you can get them going 3400. I get 3050 with 95 gr BT's in a 24 inch barrel. Email the folks at Berger , they will give you load data.
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    Re: 87 grain berger vld

    You can get that fast, but it's hot!! I'm getting 3450fps out of a 26'' savage barrel according to a buddies Ohler chronograph. H-4350, nosler brass, cci 200 primers. I'm a couple grains over max (44.5gr. I think) so obviously work it up.
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    You can get that fast, but it's hot!! I'm getting 3450fps out of a 26'' savage barrel according to a buddies Ohler chronograph. H-4350, nosler brass, cci 200 primers. I'm a couple grains over max (44.5gr. I think) so obviously work it up.
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