For deer and hog I don't use nosler or barnes as they are too expensive and berger has better ballistics. Have you thought about A-Max? Cheaper then all of them.Guys for hunting purposes which bullets do you have the best combination of grouping with clean harvest of game
Sounds like it worked perfectly to me...Prefer Nosler over the other two for just about any range. Accubonds, or any brands bonded bullets, seem to work for me at all ranges I've tried them on.
Lost 2 deer with the Barnes, neither opened up (found them the following week). Both were shot within 200 yards.
I haven't had much luck getting Bergers to work out of any of my rifles, the one that I did (a 25-06) took a Texas whitetail at 350 and left a 4" exit wound. No bone strike, just violent opening of the bullet.