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168Berg Hunting VLD'S Bear Worthy???

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Unread 04-07-2013, 07:53 PM
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Re: 168Berg Hunting VLD'S Bear Worthy???

Just a couple of days ago I seen a bear get rolled off the hill with a 7mm 180 target at 400 yards. I know that if the hunting opened up more it would not have been good. That bullet came undone in that bear.
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    Unread 04-09-2013, 10:00 PM
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    Re: 168Berg Hunting VLD'S Bear Worthy???

    After some real wrecks with both Barnes and Bergers, you will never see them on my reloading bench again. Do yourself and the wildlife a favor & stick with a good, proven boattail spitzer.
    Kirk
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    Unread 04-09-2013, 10:33 PM
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    Re: 168Berg Hunting VLD'S Bear Worthy???

    I know it's not near as tough as a bear, but last month I shot a NZ Tahr at 500 yards in the rear as it feed away from me. The Tahr ran about 10 yards and expired! I was using a 7 mag with 180 VLD's traveling at 3056fps.
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    Unread 04-10-2013, 04:19 PM
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    Re: 168Berg Hunting VLD'S Bear Worthy???

    CATAHOULA, what was your problem with the Barnes? Not enough velocity for proper expansion?
    I was starting to think that the good retention like barns claims they would work well..
    Jesterg
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    Unread 04-16-2013, 07:34 PM
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    Re: 168Berg Hunting VLD'S Bear Worthy???

    I've been running a 140 hunting vld out of a 6.5-06 at 2870. Mountain goat, whitetail and antelope have all pretty much dropped. Now loading up 180 hunting vld in two different 7mms. I have some 168s also but the 8.5 and 9 twist barrels are shooting the 180s well. Only pushing them around 2830 to 2850. Quite confident I know what will happen when we hunt them in May and this fall.

    Nice pics on the link with the 180 successes.
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