7mm RUM 168 Berger VLD or 140 VLD?

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  1. sendero

    sendero New Member

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    Which bullet is better for long range white tail?
     
  2. eshorebwhntr

    eshorebwhntr Well-Known Member

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    168 or even a 180, if it were me. Better BC's and longer barrel life...if that matters to you. If not, the 140's will be screaming and will def. do the job on all whitetail.
     

  3. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the 168 or 180 berger or even the 175 SMK, especially if it has the loooong factory throat. The 175 SMK will make the jump to the rifling better. I have heard good reports of the 175 on red deer out to 750 odd yards.

    Stu.
     
  4. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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    i agree with the 168 Berger. Better termanal performance and better BC. It will serve you better at longer ranges.
     
  5. JARHEAD1371

    JARHEAD1371 Well-Known Member

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    Be sure and check out the 168 and 180 JLK's. With BC's of .690 and .735 that's hard to beat.
     
  6. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    yeah i would say at least 168's that things so far over bore take advantage where you can. I would shoot the heaviest bullet my twist rate allowed.... theres no reason not to.
     
  7. coyotezapper

    coyotezapper Well-Known Member

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    How far are you considering long range? The 140 will flat out fly out of a RUM. It will work fine on a whitetail. I shoot a 140 out of my 7MM Mag at 3400 fps and it gives up very little to the 168 at 3000 fps, mostly windage. A perfect combination of speed and BC. Run the numbers on a ballistic program and you will see. As far as performance the Berger acts like a grenade and kills very well. I also use a 180 VLD in my 7MM STW for elk. It shot better than the 168.