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Old 11-22-2008, 01:47 PM
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Berger VLD and a 7MM-08

I have a Remington model 7 in a youth configuration
with a 18" barrel chambered in 7MM-08 that my Girls
use for Coues Whitetail, Javelina, and Pronghorns.

I would like to try some Berger VLD's in it.
Do you guys think I would be better off with
140gr or 168gr for this application?

Does anyone have some load data they have used?

Thanks,
Mike
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Old 11-22-2008, 02:00 PM
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Re: Berger VLD and a 7MM-08

How big are your girls and what range are they going to shoot at?
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Old 11-22-2008, 02:18 PM
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Re: Berger VLD and a 7MM-08

They are 19 and 21 now and have been hunting since 10
They both have taken several animals at over 300yds with it.
As is so often the case they can out shoot most men.
They have both taken Cow Elk with it at close range
but use my model 700 in 7MM Rem. Mag for Bull Elk hunts
It has a break on it and recoil is not an issue.

Mike
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Re: Berger VLD and a 7MM-08

gamehauler,

I shoot a 7mm-08 in a 20"barreled Browning but do not use Bergers. I use TSX's.

Walt Berger would be more than helpful to send you some load data for using his bullets. Just send him an email explaining hunting what in what rifle, he will respond. He has helped myself and a few of my friends out in different calibers and rifles which he has come across thru his dealings with shooters. I'm sure he can give a load for Model 7. Good luck!
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:03 AM
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Re: Berger VLD and a 7MM-08

I too use 7mm08 and Barnes TSX (120gn)

The 140 VLD would be a good option, personally I think the 168 VLD would be too heavy for a 7MM08.
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Re: Berger VLD and a 7MM-08

Use a 120 blistic tip in front of 49.5 grs H 414 and a cci br2 primmer.

Velocity will exceed 3000 ft/sec and recoill will be mild in the youth weight
rifle.

I have tried heaver bullets in the 7/08 and found that out to 600yrds the
120,s performed the best overall.

I like heaver bullets when I can use them but the 120's seam to be the
best for deer size game.

Just my opinion.
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:37 PM
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Re: Berger VLD and a 7MM-08

Thanks everyone for your input.
I really do appreciate it.

I also thought the 168's would be to heavy
but wanted to ask the experts;)

I will take a closer look at the 120 TSX.
Thinking they might be a choice for my
TC Contender handgun in 7-30 Waters also.

Once again, thanks and any more input is great.

Mike
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