Are you using the 115’s for hunting? You mentioned the other day on a different thread that you “quit using Bergers for hunting” due to failures.My curiosity got to me yesterday so I shot some full speed loads into wet newspaper at 100 yards. Those tips on the 109 are completely closed, but they sure worked ok at close. I get a chance I will find a reduced load that I can test them at 2000 fps, which will be about 800 yard impact velocity. I don’t shoot anything under 400 yards so this test was kind of use less !!. I do want to see what those closed tips do at slower velocity even though I won’t switch from the 115”s. They shoot better for me at distance and have worked well on game .
So far I’ve had real good luck with the 115’s on deer elk and antelope. I have had 180 vld’s pencil and 300 Berger’s pencil. Both on elk. Since switching to 175 lrab in 7 mm I won’t go back !!!! Probably use 300 gr smk in my edge until the 300 gr lrab comes out .Are you using the 115’s for hunting? You mentioned the other day on a different thread that you “quit using Bergers for hunting” due to failures.