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Old 04-05-2011, 08:05 PM
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Hunting with Bergers

Wanted to try some Bergers in my 300 win. The question is, are they any good ? any problems in finding animals. Do they do what Berger says they do? Before I get to far with this, I want to make sure they work.
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:15 PM
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Wanted to try some Bergers in my 300 win. The question is, are they any good ? any problems in finding animals. Do they do what Berger says they do? Before I get to far with this, I want to make sure they work.
Took one 200 pound WT broadside with the 168 grain VLD at 175 yards with my winnie.

Worked as advertised

Unfortunately due to warm weather and being in Canada I had a butcher process my deer. I would've like to know how the opposite shoulder was broken. I was perched 16' up in an elevated blind and placed the shot behind his leg.

A fragment had to of changed angle after it opened up breaking the opposite.

I was impressed.
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:18 PM
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Wanted to try some Bergers in my 300 win. The question is, are they any good ? any problems in finding animals. Do they do what Berger says they do? Before I get to far with this, I want to make sure they work.
The Berger Hunting VLDs drop animals quicker than any other bullet I have yet used. I would not take any off angle shots with them, but then I don't usually take off angle shots with any bullet I use. Except for on pigs... I have about as much respect for them as I do roaches or fireants...

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Old 04-05-2011, 08:20 PM
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Re: Hunting with Bergers

I've only poked 1 VLD into a whitetail. It was a 105VLD from my 243AI and was probably a worse case scenario for that bullet. The shot was under 100yds on a buck that was quartering towards me. I put it in the front of the near shoulder and the buck just folded up, never made twitch. I just knew that it would be a mess when I cut him up, but it wasn't. The bullet punched through about 2-3" and then did its thing. I'm not worried in the least that they'll work as the range gets long and some velocity is scrubbed off. This year I'm going to give them an honest try in 3 rifles. 2-243AI's and the 25-06AI. Gonna start with them in Wyoming this fall on a DIY Antelope hunt (barring we're drawn for buck tags, if not it'll be just does (grin)). Also gonna run them here for deer season and our doe tags are pretty liberal so we do get some shooting in. Give them a try and see how they work for you.
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:21 PM
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The Berger Hunting VLDs drop animals quicker than any other bullet I have yet used. I would not take any off angle shots with them, but then I don't usually take off angle shots with any bullet I use. Except for on pigs... I have about as much respect for them as I do roaches or fireants...

John

Hey John, hows it going? I've seen quite a few of the guys on here from the other website. Seems like a good group of guys on here too. Brad.
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:30 PM
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Hey Brad,

Life's good. A bit less hostile here than the other place. Refreshing every now and then...

John
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Hey Brad,

Life's good. A bit less hostile here than the other place. Refreshing every now and then...

John
Whats the other place?
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