Re: Alaskan Dall Sheep - 210 Berger VLD
I know we dont always see eye to eye on this forum but who cares? That is an awesome ram. Congrats on a gorgeous specimen.
If you are unhappy with the Berger, concider the 208 AMAX. It is on the opposite end of the spectrum. Sometimes too much expansion. On a sheep though, they are just fine. As with any bullet, they wont drop a ram in it's tracks unless you hit spine or two shoulders but they will tear the living daylights out of the lungs if you choose to lung them.
I have skunked out on rams 2 years in a row now. It is my own fault, I have passed on rams both years. If the one I passed this year survives, he may be worth shooting next year. If not, then the Alaska Range is my next stop. I have always wanted at least one Alaska Range ram. They have horn characteristics that I love.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (where the shot goes, how big the group is, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.