BOTW 6.5mm 142gr. Berger vld?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by ZSteinle, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. ZSteinle

    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

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    I see on the long range store website they have a 142gr available, anyone have any information on this? Their website says nothing about it
     
  2. grit

    grit Well-Known Member

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    Most likely a misprint. Sierra makes a 142. Berger a 140.

    Berger's addin' new stuff all the time. But, I doubt a 142 is gonna be added to the menu.
     

  3. ovastafford

    ovastafford Well-Known Member

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    I also noticed that the other day and was wondering about it?
     
  4. ZSteinle

    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

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    I have a hard time thinking BOTW is getting in bed with sierra. But who knows.
     
  5. ZSteinle

    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

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    From the folks at BOTW

    The 142gr is a bullet BOTW has produced. It is not a Berger bullet.
    The BC is just slightly higher than the 140 Berger. The advantage is the 2 extra grains out in the tip, this equates to a little better penetration before it starts to expand. They generally are a little more accurate in most rifles.
     
  6. bowhunter42

    bowhunter42 Well-Known Member

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    Botw has also came out with a 175 7mm botw vld and a 197 308 botw vld, all the bullets in the line have the j4 jacket. I have been working with the 197 ALOT and really am loving it. I have worked up loads for the 300rum, 300 wby mag and the 300 win mag, with its bc of .620 its a smoker out of all 3 calibers. When I get my 264 win built I will be playing with the 142.
     
  7. .284

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    Good post, I was watching an episode where I seen that bullet written on their turret and found the same info on their website as you did - nothing except that they sell it
     
  8. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    Is that what Berger claims as far as penetration?.........Rich
     
  9. ZSteinle

    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

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    That is what was emailed back to me from the people at Best Of the West.
     
  10. elkaholic

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    Thanks! I would have to think about that a little? With no other changes in design, I would question that based on my limited knowledge......Rich
     
  11. Greyfox

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    The bullet Is a 142 gr. jLK, it has a G1 BC of .640. It is an excellent bullet with great accuracy, and performance on game that is identical to the 140 VLD Hunting Bergers. The bullet is only available from BOTW.
     
  12. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    I look forward to seeing more info on this
     
  13. bowhunter42

    bowhunter42 Well-Known Member

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    Not trying to steal this post but I must expand on the 197 botw vld. this bullet is FREAKING AWESOME, I have heard of bullets that the wind just does'nt seem to effect well this is one of those bullets! just finished up putting together a semi custom Weatherby mark 5 and was out shooting the data for the turrets yesterday, and the wind was blowing from5 to 25 mph and shifting from my 9 oclock to a 6 oclock, just bad conditions to gather data in. I usually zero at 200 then my mid range target is at 400 and the far target is 800, well yesterday in these conditions this rifle and bullet combo shot a 5 shot group at the far range target that measured just over 3" and was only a 1/2 moa to the left of dead center when I walked up to check the point of impact my jaw just dropped I was stunned, I have a tough time shooting a group this tight in perfect conditions. the bullet leaves the muzzle at a crono'ed 3098 fps out of a 26' Wilson match grade barrel with just 14 moa dialed in the scope. I cant wait to get my new 300 win barrel next week so I can start playing with this bullet some more.
     
  14. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    That is impressive!! I would like to try those in my 300WM Sendero. With that BC, if I can get 3000fps it should be outstanding!