.257 135 Berger real world experience wanted.

willfrye027

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Just to confirm, this is with the 25 cal 135 berger?

Anyone else with on game performance with the 135 bergers?
Yep this is the 135gr.

Loaded up another batch of ammo and brought the 25creed to Colorado. Took this buck at a long ways out (in retrospect beyond my ability and should have not taken the shot). Hit him low shoulder/arm and through brisket, then through liver and single lung, then through the ham which stopped him from going out of sight. Poor shooting no excuses..but bullet performance was good at about 2300fps impact velocity. The shot through the ham I found the jacket under the offside skin. Going to continue using these, total of 2 mature mule deer bucks (250-300lbs) and 3 antelope with good performance all around, tested now down to 2300fps impact for me.

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Christian Wiseman

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i shot a mule deer buck at 480 yards frontal shot with a 2506 and the 135 dropped him where he was standing heart and lungs liquefied. also have taken 3 antelope with the same load. i will post pictures later. shot antelope from 20 yards to 477 yards. all of them dropped with no tracking required. the bullets performed flawlessly. I still have 3 elk tags and a whitetail buck tag i will be using the 135 bergers on as well.
 

wapitiaddict

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i shot a mule deer buck at 480 yards frontal shot with a 2506 and the 135 dropped him where he was standing heart and lungs liquefied. also have taken 3 antelope with the same load. i will post pictures later. shot antelope from 20 yards to 477 yards. all of them dropped with no tracking required. the bullets performed flawlessly. I still have 3 elk tags and a whitetail buck tag i will be using the 135 bergers on as well.

Where's the pics?! Haha. Also, any success on the elk tags?
 

Bullbuster03

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I’m using 54 grains n560 @3060fps with the 135 Berger, Norma brass,1-7twist 25” Benchmark on a M77 action that shoots 1/4 moa. My son took this Sitka blacktail in Kodiak two weeks after we got the gun back from the gunsmith and the Berger’s dis the job.
 

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highdrum

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I’m using 54 grains n560 @3060fps with the 135 Berger, Norma brass,1-7twist 25” Benchmark on a M77 action that shoots 1/4 moa. My son took this Sitka blacktail in Kodiak two weeks after we got the gun back from the gunsmith and the Berger’s dis the job.
Nice! 25-06?
 

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