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Berger 7mm-08 140 grain Match Hunting VLD

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Unread 07-07-2013, 07:14 AM
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Berger 7mm-08 140 grain Match Hunting VLD

I'm using a Remington XP100R pistol, 7mm-08 with a 14.5" barrel. I've been using Hornady Superformance 139 grain SST and it patterns great at 200 yards, but am looking for something with more knock-down power out to 300 yards. I've read where the Berger 140 gr. Match Hunting VLD is both accurate and devastating. I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with them? I'm concerned because I get conflicting reports on the bullets expansion/shedding at both short and long distances and whether you hit a bone or not.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 07:59 PM
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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Butte, Montana
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Re: Berger 7mm-08 140 grain Match Hunting VLD

This question would be better asked in another section of the forum. Welcome to the forum though!


Winchester Model 70 Black Shadow in 300 Win Mag, all factory, shooting Remington Core-Lokt 180 PSP factory rounds. Shoots too good to try and "fix" it. Multiple one shot kills to 400+/- yards and one kill at 815 yards.

Winchester Model 70 XTR in 264 Win Mag with Nikon 4.5x14SF BDC running HSM ammo loaded with 140 Grain Bergers. Antelope killer!

Someday, a APS Raptor LRSS in 338 AX. Time to step up my game. Ordered 10/2011 and still waiting!
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Unread 07-07-2013, 08:50 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Falls Church, VA
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Re: Berger 7mm-08 140 grain Match Hunting VLD

I have shot the 140VLD in My 280 - Updated! . It sent them much faster that you will be able to though (2900+ I think). Killed just a few deer with them and it killed 'em just as dead as any other bullet.
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