Berger Classic Hunter bullets

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 105amatt, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. 105amatt

    105amatt Well-Known Member

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    Who has used these bullets on game? I was running the 185 hvlds in my 300wm, but i decided to try the 185 Classics and they group even better than the vlds. I'm just curious how they do on critters.

    Matt
     
  2. embork

    embork Well-Known Member

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    ive used 168 gr classic hunter in my 7mm wby and 95 gr in 240 wby they just drop dead. furthest ran 15 yards.
     
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  3. eshorebwhntr

    eshorebwhntr Well-Known Member

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    I've used the .284 168gr I bought them when the advertised BC was over .6xx and close to the VLD. They later dropped it to around .55x after more testing I guess.

    I had a good experience. They shoot well. They're shorter OAL so they will work better in most cases with standard mag boxes. And I had great luck with them killing stuff like they were struck by lightning. If they moved it was less than 10 steps.
     
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  4. Lpart

    Lpart Well-Known Member

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    Tagging in. Especially interested in the 135 gr .264 performance of game.
     
  5. coop2564

    coop2564 Well-Known Member

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    I use them in my 7RM 168gr. I've shot 3 large bucks 2 dropped in tracks, other ran about 40yds.
     
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  6. Plinker147

    Plinker147 Well-Known Member

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    I watched a Oryx get shot with the 185 out of 300 WM, 200 yds, dropped in his tracks. Bullet did just fine
     
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  7. Kevin87

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    I've killed 5 elk with the 168gr classic hunters in a 7mag from 75 yards to nearly 700. 3 were DRT and the other 2 didn't take more than 10 steps.
     
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