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Old 10-12-2011, 07:17 AM
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Re: Is the 140 gr VLD really great for deer?

This one ran about 50 yards after being hit through the lungs at 1100yds with one out of a 6.5x284. This was yellow box match bullet prior to Berger marketing both match and orange box hunting bullets. I honestly couldn't tell you off the top of my head what the difference between the two are.

The 140AMAX works tremendously well on game as well, I've taken whitetails to over 800 yards with them. The only reason I switched to the Berger was the bc.

I've never shot the 142SMK on deer as I had poor results on groundhogs with them.
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:23 AM
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Re: Is the 140 gr VLD really great for deer?

Good information. Thank you. That is why I am wanting to stay as high of a BC as possible too, I live in the windiest place in North America. Everyone thinks it is Wyoming or Chicago, nope good ol' Weatherford, Oklahoma. We have some wide open spaces out here and I am going to have to be pretty good with the wind, hence why I have kept my shots relatively short in the past. All of this info is helping me get ready though, so Thanks you all.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:36 PM
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Re: Is the 140 gr VLD really great for deer?

I have never shot a deer with the 140 vld but I have shot lots of coyotes. I have a 6.5x284 and bullet performance has been very similar to what Greyfox posted. Small entry, 2-3 inch exit with complete pass through with all of them. Some have been very close most 300-500 yds.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:27 PM
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Re: Is the 140 gr VLD really great for deer?

I have yet to find a load I'm truly happy with in my 264WM with the bergers. I built the gun around that bullet, just haven't found the perfect load yet.

On a happier note, the rifle shoots real well with the 140gr accubond. I really like the BC of the berger, but the terminal performance of the accubond has been excellent in everything I've used it in. I've recovered several bullets from different game, usually because it was shot at a tough angle requiring lots of penetration. All have retained very near 60% of their original weight, within a few % either way. They open fast to deliver major shock all the way through the wound channel, yet penetrate very well. Nothing against the berger, I may switch to it myself if I ever get the load perfected, The accubond has been very effective in several calibers out to 500yds for me. I've never seen one fail.
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:11 AM
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Re: Is the 140 gr VLD really great for deer?

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I have yet to find a load I'm truly happy with in my 264WM with the bergers. I built the gun around that bullet, just haven't found the perfect load yet.

On a happier note, the rifle shoots real well with the 140gr accubond. I really like the BC of the berger, but the terminal performance of the accubond has been excellent in everything I've used it in. I've recovered several bullets from different game, usually because it was shot at a tough angle requiring lots of penetration. All have retained very near 60% of their original weight, within a few % either way. They open fast to deliver major shock all the way through the wound channel, yet penetrate very well. Nothing against the berger, I may switch to it myself if I ever get the load perfected, The accubond has been very effective in several calibers out to 500yds for me. I've never seen one fail.
Accubond is a great bullet. Have you read this Optimizing Precision And Accuracy From VLD Bullets Its cut and dry and it realy works. I wish Barns would have their guy write one.
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:49 AM
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Re: Is the 140 gr VLD really great for deer?

I have taken many animals with the Accubond in 270 and 7mm. They are awesome and have never let me down. But I am also drawn to the higher BC. I have a load for my 7mm that groups at .310 outside diameter of the group at 100 yards. Love it. Why do I not use it for everything? I have a fine reticle scope with out target turrets on it. So I am point blank zero and a little managable holdover. One of these days I will put a new scope on it but that one was given to me by a friend that I still hunt with regualrly and he would be asking me where it went. So there you go, it gives me an excuse to play with more rifles and more loads, LOL.
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:48 PM
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Re: Is the 140 gr VLD really great for deer?

Try kenton industries they may make a turret to fit your scope
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