Re: Barnes's Tests Prove Why Berger Hunting VLDs Are So Successful By Eric Stecker
If you shoot enough bullet at enough game you'll likely have something go wrong some day, if you don't recover the animal a guy just don't know 100% what went wrong. I've nearly lost a couple elk shooting Barnes, the bullets failing to penetrate into the chest sucked but I figure it was partially my fault for putting them on the shoulder bone and giving them a chance to deflect, had I held 6in back I would still be shooting them by the truck load and never started shooting Bergers.
I'm glad I had a little hiccup and discovered one of the best hunting bullets I've put on elk, Bergers!!!! Also nice to have very consistent sub MOA groups a long ways out there and not having to do any copper mining
I do still like the Barnes for certain applications just not for long range hunting, actually starting a build wrapped around a Barnes, do like the looks of the Cutting Edge bullets for an all copper but they are also made to open dramatically according to the literature, they may be nice.
High Fence, Low Fence, Stuck in the Fence, if I can Tag it and Eat it, it's Hunting!
"Pain is weakness leaving your body"
Last edited by bigngreen; 10-05-2011 at 09:21 PM.