168 Berger VLD Shoulder Shot

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 3006savage, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. 3006savage

    3006savage Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have experience with the Berger hunting bullets being shot into the shoulder. They get good reviews on boiler house shots but how do they perform when hitting bone?
     
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  2. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    I shot a 130 pound doe through the shoulders at 112 yards with a 155 gr Berger VLD at 2750 fps from my 30X47 VLD and it exited and left a baseball size hole and you could see blood and lung tissue on the off side of where the deer was standing for 5 yards. The kicker is the deer ran 50 yards before it went down leaving very lettle blood trail from blood that was just leaking out because its lungs and heart looked like it had been run through a blender and truned into mush. I have a picture on here someplace.
     
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  3. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    I can't get the picture to load right. I am doing like I always do and it will not show up when I click the reply button.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  4. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    I give up on the picture.[​IMG]
     
  5. ss7mm

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    Is this the one?

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  6. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    Yes that is the one. I could not get it to load this morning for some reason.
     
  7. Adam Lee

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    I have been getting great results pushing a 168 30 cal vld 3000 fps out of my 300 wsm it made one hell of a hole in the deer i have shot. i shot one 190 pound buck at 40 yards and it droped in its tracks and the bullet passed tru, which i didnt expect since it was so close! the other 2 were at 150 and 275 yards tru the shoulders, Bang flop with pass tru's and massive damage.

    I am sold on berger vlds for hunting.
     
  8. Chuck Boyer

    Chuck Boyer Active Member

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    If you have a magnum, the 210 30 cal is the one. Best whitetail bullet in 30 I have used.