- Apr 3, 2009
I have my best luck with 180s and 69.0 grains of H1000 at 2980 fps or 69.5-70 grains of Retumbo at 3025-3060. The 168s shoot great as well. My reason for choosing the 180 in hunting situations is because Bergers work by shedding mass inside the animal. It only stands to reason that when using the heavier of the two bullets you'll have more mass to shed, therefore increasing the amount and/or size of wound channels. For me, recoil difference is negligle.