bergers and short range hunting

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by sheepaholic, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. sheepaholic

    sheepaholic Well-Known Member

    Feb 5, 2011
    Just wondering how a 168gr berger 7mm rem mag bullet would be on game like moose elk sheep at shorter ranges like 100 yrd and under
  2. mrbigtexan

    mrbigtexan Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2009
    i'm curious how they would work on deer and antelope at 100 yrds?
  3. 3degreesbelow0

    3degreesbelow0 Active Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    Not the same scenareo but I took a rut crazed 8pointer this past fall with the 308 cal 168 berger vld hunting bullet with my 30-06 and 56 grains of H414 at around 2800 fps. It was broadside shot at 50 yards bullet entered between rips liquidfied the lungs broke off side rip on way out and left half dollar size hole. The deer ran about 30 yards the same direction the doe he was chasing went before he collapsed. The blood trail looked liked graffitti with a spray can, if I needed it, but he died within sight of the stand, in fact I could follow the blood trail from the stand if I wanted too. The only meat lost was rib meat.

    Not sure how the .284 cal bullet would fare under faster speeds, but it should only be 100+ fps faster or so. From what I have read on others experience is stay off the shoulder inside 100 yards and you will be fine.

    Hope that helps,
  4. jbroadnax

    jbroadnax Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    I have shot numerous animals with the Bergers from 25 yards to 650 yards. From Velocities of 3300fps to heavy 180's at 2800. The results have been the same. All DRT. I shot a 550lb hog with a 130gr Berger at 3300fps(muzzle) at a 100 yards and it simply could not have died any quicker than it did. I have not had one fail me yet. The only pass throughs I have had were at long range. The 650yard kill was on a white tail doe with a medium sized exit hole. I could not be any happier with a hunting bullet.

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

    Jul 16, 2007
    if you put it in the right place, they do what you want,
    let air in and blood out.