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Unread 02-25-2008, 07:43 PM
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Actually, that photo caused me to eat quite a few Tylenol because of the unbalanced strain on the lower back.

Tomorrow, I will be submitting my antelope application for this Fall.

I might get several hats this year or perhaps I will just learn a little more about the difficulties of this sport.
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    I feel that a hunter needs a an exit hole in order to hiumanely harvest an animal. Just in case your shot placement is off; with berger bullets who advertise that there bullet "blows up " and you want have to trail the animal. I think they forgot the human factor of poor shot placement.
    Larry, is that you? If so I think i know who you've been talking too. They gave me the same rationale on my elk last year. I still (respectfully) disagree with them. If this was archery, then yes an exit hole is definitely desired. But with a rifle, i want damage. And lots of it. I'd rather have a bullet expend all of it's energy into an animal rather than poke a hole all the way through and keep going. This is even more true on a poor shot in my opinion. Give me the most damage possible, so that i can put that animal down faster.
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    Imo a bullet that exits is wasted energy. Give me the shock of all the energy being expelled upon the game. Bergers do that very very well. If a blood trail is what you want shoot a bow.
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    Where I hunt and the animal runs off 50 yds. without a blood trail you want be able to find it, I hunt pipelines running though thickets that you literally have to crawl though if you are not on the pipeline itself. I realize that hard to imagine but, it is true. So people for my purposes I need a blood trail not every deer you shot falls in it tracks; this is a longrange hunting site if you can't find where the animal was standing @ 500 yds. + or - how are you going to find the animal!
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    Imo a bullet that exits is wasted energy. Give me the shock of all the energy being expelled upon the game. Bergers do that very very well. If a blood trail is what you want shoot a bow.
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    Well, if that is how you feel then you should shoot a bullet that makes you happy. There is nobody here going to beat you with a stick until you agree to shoot Bergers.

    On the other hand I doubt that anybody here will switch the bullets that they shoot just to make you feel better. I nearly wore my Berger hat today but was worried I would get it dirty.

    Its just up to you what you want to shoot.
    Couldn't have said it better.
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    I am going to give 150gr. VLD's a try in the 270wsm.
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    My dad and I switched to Bergers last season for antelope. One shot at 456 yards, one at 300. Neither animal took a step. Internal damage was un believable! Can't imagine better bullet performance. One had an exit wound, one didn't but both were laying in a huge pool of blood when we got to them.............................can't iimagine they would have been hard to trail had that been necessary.

    Just my limited experience.
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