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6.5mm 140 Berger VLD for LARGE mulie bucks?

 
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:47 AM
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Re: 6.5mm 140 Berger VLD for LARGE mulie bucks?

Three mule deer have fallen to a little 115 gr Berger VLD from my .25-06 now - one doe at 400, a young buck at 175 yards, and a big buck at 230 yards. The little bullets dropped them all right away.

I think your bigger 6.5mm 140's will do even better.
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:21 AM
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Re: 6.5mm 140 Berger VLD for LARGE mulie bucks?

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what brass, primer, powder and charge?
Lapua Brass, CCI 200, 56g H1000 *** (this is over max suggested in loading manual but has shown no pressure signs in my

Sorry it took me so long to get back. (Realize that the charge listed may not be safe in your gun and proceed at your own risk.)
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:31 PM
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Re: 6.5mm 140 Berger VLD for LARGE mulie bucks?

Michael, I doubt this will help, but I was afforded the opportunity to test the 140 gr 7mm VLD a few years ago. As usual it was wonderfully accurate. I only had the opportunity to test it on game once. I shot a nice mulie at a touch over 300 yds with a high shoulder shot. The impact actually knocked him uphill and he was DRT. It took out the on shoulder and spine. Lots of internal damage, no exit. Hope that helps.

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Old 01-22-2012, 06:47 PM
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Re: 6.5mm 140 Berger VLD for LARGE mulie bucks?

I think you will find your 140 will do wonders on large mulies.
I took the largest body mule deer I've ever shot this year with berger 130vld
Out of a savage 6.5 creedmoor. 385 yds with a 25mph crosswind and it was like I hit him with the .300 weatherby. One step and done. The lungs were completely
Vaporized and the back shoulder was shattered into a million pieces. Completely dressed (without head or hide) the buck weighed 185 lbs. I think he would have been well over 250 before dressing. He also went 187" before deductions and drying period.
Load: hornady brass, 43.7g of h4350, fed 210, coal- 2.831
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Re: 6.5mm 140 Berger VLD for LARGE mulie bucks?

I use these! Then I CAN EAT right up to the hole!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/61286670@N08/6692414415/http://www.flickr.com/photos/61286670@N08/6692414415/ by Sharps45 2 7/8, on Flickr
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:28 PM
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Re: 6.5mm 140 Berger VLD for LARGE mulie bucks?

This picture is cool.

I've never seen white coating/paper? on a bullet.

What are they.

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Old 01-26-2012, 05:30 PM
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Re: 6.5mm 140 Berger VLD for LARGE mulie bucks?

This is a pretty cool picture.

What are the white paper/coatings on there?

I've never seen that before? They look bigger than 6.5 too.

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