berger bullet near extinction

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by longwaze, May 2, 2013.

  1. longwaze

    longwaze Member

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    Where can i find 6.5 vld 130 grain hunting bullets?
     
  2. wstanton

    wstanton Well-Known Member

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    Nowhere.............. :)
    Sorry.
     
  3. longwaze

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    What i thought . Thanks
     
  4. Canadian Bushman

    Canadian Bushman Well-Known Member

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    Try their target bullet. They really arent that different. Sometimes target and hunting bullets shoot pretty similiar out of my rifle. Sometimes not so much.
     
  5. longwaze

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    Thx bushman but was wanting to stick with the hunting round for deer.....are the target bullets from berger ok for 120 lb. deer ?
     
  6. Canadian Bushman

    Canadian Bushman Well-Known Member

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    With good shot placement. Definitely.
     
  7. longwaze

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    Do they open up ?
     
  8. Canadian Bushman

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    In my experience. Yes
     
  9. wstanton

    wstanton Well-Known Member

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    Actually you'd be fine on deer with a good shot placement with the target bullets, Its what Best of the West used for years before the official Hunting bullet from berger came our.

    My local shop has been waiting 6 months for the bullets you want, however he said that they are shipping out 6.5mm bullets at the moment so you may get lucky and find them somewhere. I just haven't seen any recently.
     
  10. Catfur

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    From what I've read, what the target bullet was then, IS the hunting bullet now. They renamed the old target bullets to the hunting line, and the new target bullets have a thicker jacket (to prevent the bullets from blowing up).