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Old 01-04-2012, 11:24 PM
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6.5mm 140 Berger VLD for LARGE mulie bucks?

I know what most of you think about the 6.5x284 as a longrange deer cartridge but I am curious about the 140 Berger 'hunting' VLD. Do you think this is a serious mulie bullet? I say mulies, I am refering to large mature bucks. What are your thoughts on this bullet at close range and at the 1800 FPS mark? Good, bad, ugly? IME, there is a BIG difference between average mule deer bucks and mature mule deer bucks as far as size and determination.

What bullet do you recommend for the 6.5x284 for big mulies? Or is this the wrong caliber for LR mature mulies?

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Old 01-04-2012, 11:33 PM
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Re: 6.5mm 140 Berger VLD for LARGE mulie bucks?

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I know what most of you think about the 6.5x284 as a longrange deer cartridge but I am curious about the 140 Berger 'hunting' VLD. Do you think this is a serious mulie bullet? I say mulies, I am refering to large mature bucks. What are your thoughts on this bullet at close range and at the 1800 FPS mark? Good, bad, ugly? IME, there is a BIG difference between average mule deer bucks and mature mule deer bucks as far as size and determination.

What bullet do you recommend for the 6.5x284 for big mulies? Or is this the wrong caliber for LR mature mulies?

Give it to me between the eyes!!


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Been hunting Colorado since 2003 for mulies. Watched my friend's wife, his kids, his nieces, cousins, nephews all kill BIG bodied mule deer with 243 bullets at some respectable ranges considered "long" to them (400 yrds).

I specifically had my 6.5x284 built to shoot 140 Hunting VLDs for mulies no matter their weight so long as they are w/i my shooting comfort zone which is going to be in the 800 and under range for the time being.
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Re: 6.5mm 140 Berger VLD for LARGE mulie bucks?

Hybrid 100V seems to be the "poo" for velocity with 140s according to Hodgdon site.
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Re: 6.5mm 140 Berger VLD for LARGE mulie bucks?

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I will load a photo of a 200 yard shot I took on a doe last summer
So u can see what the damage will be. I don't have my laptop
So it will be a few days.
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Re: 6.5mm 140 Berger VLD for LARGE mulie bucks?

Wingnut shot a good bull elk at 925 yards with a 140 Berger from his 6.5-284 and it took the life out of him real quick.
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Re: 6.5mm 140 Berger VLD for LARGE mulie bucks?

As promised here they are 160lb doe shot at 200M with a VLD


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Re: 6.5mm 140 Berger VLD for LARGE mulie bucks?

ICANHITHIMMAN,

Which VLD? Do you think it (they) would be as effective at 1800'/sec impact speed?

Thanks for the pic.
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