Berger 6.5 140 vld Hunting vs 140 elite hunters

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  1. Gatorpoint

    Gatorpoint Well-Known Member

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    Anything really different? Slight Bc advantage? Anyone have better or worse experiences with either in load development?
     
  2. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    I have not personally shot the 140 elite but the other elites have a larger hollow cavity than the vld and seem to expand more reliably. If you check the 2 by dissecting them, I suspect that's what you will find......rich
     
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  3. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    The Elite Hunters are the same design/shape as the Hybrids IIRC. Just different jacket thickness.
     
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    Reports say the Hybrids are less finicky about seating depths than VLD’s. I believe that was the whole purpose in their design
     
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  5. WeiserBucks

    WeiserBucks Well-Known Member

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    I've only used the 140 VLD , with excellent results.
     
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  6. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    I would think you could ask Berger about the difference, I would do that too
     
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    Do you have either of these bullets? I’m looking for some of either to do load development for a new rifle.
     
  9. Gatorpoint

    Gatorpoint Well-Known Member

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    No I’m in the same boat. Trying to figure which to start with since both seem to be hard to find. I’m building another rifle as well. My older one loves the 140 amax but those are no more. I have some 143 eldx but was thinking of trying the bergers with the new build.
     
  10. elkaholic

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    Have you considered the 147 ELDM? They are pretty much a higher b.c. Amax. I've had good results with them.
     
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  11. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    Berger seems to be competing with themselves.
    It's to the point where they're spreading themselves too thin, and too complicated for customers to bother with.
     
  12. Gatorpoint

    Gatorpoint Well-Known Member

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    I know. Hybrid vs vld Hunting, vs elite hunter. Getting pretty busy!

     
  13. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

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    the 140 eldm is the 140 amax with the heat tip. I can interchange the 143 eldx and 147eldm in the same load with no change to accuracy, externally they’re basically the same
     
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  14. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    And VLD Target, OTM Tactical, Hybrid Target, Match Hybrid Target, Match BT Target, Target, Classic Hunter, Full Bore Target, Exreme Outer Limits Elite Hunter, Match Juggernaut Target, AR Hybrid OM Tactical, BR ultimate Boattail,,

    I hope their bullet making staff is larger than their merchandising staff.. But I gotta wonder
     
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