barnes vs nosler vs berger

DXHI

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Guys for hunting purposes which bullets do you have the best combination of grouping with clean harvest of game
 

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NDA depends on the application, really long range Berger, most hunting scenarios nosler , for closer range Barnes work well but i choose cutting edge for my close medium range. That's just me also kinda depends on caliber for me.
 

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Guys for hunting purposes which bullets do you have the best combination of grouping with clean harvest of game
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.
 

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I've harvested deer with all 3 brands... Here's my order based on my personal experiences: Berger VLD, Barnes TSX, Nosler Accubonds.
 

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Nosler gets my vote for short to medium range. minimal meat loss with the accubonds. I havent had a chance to shoot an animal with bergers yet.
 

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I have always had good luck with Sierra game kings in both my 7mm ste and my 338 lapua as well as the 30-06 that I use to shoot
 

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Since I started longrange hunting, berger. Haven't lost one animal with them. I ran barnes in my tikka, it didn't like bergers, and lost 2 animals. I don't think I was the bullets fault. Combination of poor shot and western washington brush. Have also put down 2 deer with accubonds and they shoot crazy good out of my buddies savage 270, it didn t like begrets either. I think any of these bullets will perform well when put into the vitals, just let your rifle decide which one it likes best.
 

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in my own experience Berger and Barnes are consistently the most accurate.

I have shot a lot of elk with Barnes TTSX and Nosler Accubonds and never lost an animal. Barnes at high velocity are ideal for short to medium range while Accubonds are the most versatile across all distances.

The only elk I've ever lost was shooting a Berger that never expanded. Since then I've learned to check to make sure the hole in the tip isn't closed. Their accuracy at long range is worth that extra step when loading them.
 

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I have taken game with all 3. For general purpose hunting I have had my best results with the accubonds for years. For long range work I prefer the bergers.
 

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I haven't got around to using bergers yet but depending on which rifle/what that rifle likes and species determines my bullet choice. I use Barnes in two of my rifles and Nosler in the other.
 

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Last 2 bulls with my 340wby made me a believer in the TSX. Accubonds are great in my 270 on deer. Haven't tried much with the Bergers, but read quite a bit of good on em when they shoot well in the rifle.
 

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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.
 

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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.
Sounds like it worked perfectly to me... :cool:
 

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