berger 168 or smk?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by CPerkins, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. CPerkins

    CPerkins Well-Known Member

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    Which bullet would be a better deer bullet from a 300 WM? I've got both shooting about the same size groups at about the same muzzle velocity.
     
  2. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    The BC of the Berger is a good bit higher if its the VLD model and the jackets on the Bergers are a little bit thinner so they may expand faster or "blow up" at short ranges.

    I've killed deer with both shot out of a 308 with no bad results from either ,but I would use the Bergers if the gun shoots them
     

  3. Sendero_Man

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    For the 300 win mag, I would look at the 180 VLD by Berger. I use the 168 in my 7mm and love them... No lost animals. One shot kills.
     
  4. TCKev

    TCKev Well-Known Member

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    I just read the article on Berger bullets in the Handloader mag. and I'm gonna shoot the 168's in my 7.21 Lazz XP for Deer and maybe Elk. I've also seen the video on the website and I'm convinced they should work on big game. Now if I can get Eric to build some 180 or 200 grain 338's to shoot in my next XP build. My best friend is having his 330 Dakota XP built right now.
     
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  5. FRANK21

    FRANK21 Well-Known Member

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    Berger VLDs are the way to go.
     
  6. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    just depends on the distance you want to shoot. if you want to reach out a bit, i'd go with the 210's.
     
  7. 300win

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    Bergers are the way to go. I suggest the 190 or 210 out of a 300 wm, both are exceptional long range bullets and they have enough mass to prevent complete bullet failure at close range.