Try the new 205 EHs, a lot easier to tune. I'm making the switch with my 300 WM. And I've had great results with the EHs on game so far. The little 140 EH in 6.5 is pretty devastating.My old Sendero .300 RUM, I loaded a middle power load with 210 Bergers. 5 shots were right at 1/2", and the load was just a guess. So I'm not a Berger hater.
I think I'm going to order some hunting 210 VLD and try that middle load again.
I’ve hit the bear shoulder and had fragments make it to the heart and lungs and absolutely shred them. But again no exit. The energy dump is very substantial but I like drain holes for blood trailing animals. In my 7wsm I shoot 180 ELDm and in the event that I get down and track an animal I have a 175 grain partition running 3040 FPS. Shoots about 2” to the left at 100 yards from my eldm zero so I give it 8 clicks and go track. I’ve only shot one with the 175 partitions (deer my nephew gut shot) and the partition exited on a Texas heart shot.My only issue with Berger, is the fragmenting part. What if you need to through the shoulder? I like quartering-to shots with an Accubond, Partition, or A-Frame. Especially with a TSX.
So that's my next question. If you go through the shoulder, does anything actually make it to the heart?
I’ve tried both bullets in my 7mm Rem mag and my 338 RUM. The Bergers printed smaller groups more easily but both bc’s held true for me out to 950 yards. Having said that, the 300 gr OTM dropped my whitetail buck at 550 yards. 2 minutes later he stood back up and began walking around again. I switched to the 285 ELDM and hit him again at 650, a bit high and severed the spine. Both the back straps were destroyed along with the tenderloins. I was never able to determine exactly where the Berger hit him because I only found a pinhole in his neck but no other damage aside from where the ELD nearly cut him in half. I’m switching to monos for next year
for cup and core bullets hornady has always been on the bottom of my list start measuring and weighing bullets and you will see why I am not just talking about different lots I have seen large differences within the same lot that said I have had to use them in guns that shot nothing else well but those rifles left the stable quickly I will not have a rifle that is that pickyI know the Berger fan boys think the VLD is the greatest thing since sliced bread, and swear every other bullet in the world has false BC values.
The ELD's seem like they are hugely popular, so I want to know from the guys that have shot them to 1000 yards and beyond. Does the BC seem to be accurate with your actual shots. In other words, do the Ballistic charts line up with your experiences?
I had Bergers for my other 300 RUM. The tip of every bullet was deformed, and all in different ways. That can not help its BC.
Try the new 205 EHs, a lot easier to tune. I'm making the switch with my 300 WM. And I've had great results with the EHs on game so far. The little 140 EH in 6.5 is pretty devastating.
Why guys want to shoot animals with an ELDM bullet is beyond me the bullet was designed for target shooting it is not ever intended to shoot animals that's why there is an E LDX bullet