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#5469245 - 12/10/14 10:33 AM Berger bullets
Drop Tine Offline
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Registered: 09/26/09
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Loc: Denton,Tx
Looking for experience and or pics of critters shot with them. Not necessarily high velocity, but I've got a 260 Rem and want to use either 130 or 140 gr VLD's for their high BC. So 2800-3000 fps at the muzzle. I know they are supposed to penetrate 2-3" then grenade, but what happens when a hog or deer shoulder is hit under 100 yards? Any info is appreciated!
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#5469270 - 12/10/14 10:44 AM Re: Berger bullets [Re: Drop Tine]
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Would be interested to hear as well.
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#5469293 - 12/10/14 10:57 AM Re: Berger bullets [Re: Drop Tine]
dee Online   content
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Registered: 04/10/10
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Loc: Red River way
If you are somewhat worried about over expansion you can use the target bullet as they have a thicker jacket.
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#5469322 - 12/10/14 11:10 AM Re: Berger bullets [Re: Drop Tine]
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I have shot a few animals. The spike I shot a few weeks ago went in right behind the shoulder and come out the other side right through the shoulder, dead right there. They work and work good for me.

Walter

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#5469330 - 12/10/14 11:13 AM Re: Berger bullets [Re: Drop Tine]
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I've taken a lot of critters with my old 260 Rem with 140 VLD-H. I shot 2 does in about 3 seconds at 90 yards, and both had carnage exit wounds, about the size of a soft ball to a little larger. Both were shot in the shoulder. One I was recovering bullet jacket material in the rear hams. The VLD's will have dramatic fragmentation. It will anchor critters in their tracks. I've taken a few big pigs with them also, and most had no exit wound, but folded on the shot. It is a very effective killing bullet, but does a lot of meat damage. Head shots would be good, if you can make those shots.
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#5469332 - 12/10/14 11:14 AM Re: Berger bullets [Re: Drop Tine]
BOBO the Clown Offline
decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 42700
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: Drop Tine
Looking for experience and or pics of critters shot with them. Not necessarily high velocity, but I've got a 260 Rem and want to use either 130 or 140 gr VLD's for their high BC. So 2800-3000 fps at the muzzle. I know they are supposed to penetrate 2-3" then grenade, but what happens when a hog or deer shoulder is hit under 100 yards? Any info is appreciated!


Still performs the same. The 260 and creed aren't hot calibers for say. Now over 3200 it's a different story


Don't use the target vld in the 260 or creed velocity isn't there for optimal impact speed. Have buddy that tried them on game with 6.5-284 and expansion was minimal in fact he got exits

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#5469425 - 12/10/14 11:47 AM Re: Berger bullets [Re: wburke2010]
Judd Offline


Registered: 01/22/09
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Loc: Sachse, TX
Originally Posted By: wburke2010
I have shot a few animals. The spike I shot a few weeks ago went in right behind the shoulder and come out the other side right through the shoulder, dead right there. They work and work good for me.

Walter


Aren't you using the 105 hybrid that you "aren't" supposed to use for hunting smile. I've read nothing but positive reviews of the hybrid staying together if you don't like the way the hunting bullets granade.
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#5469722 - 12/10/14 02:32 PM Re: Berger bullets [Re: Drop Tine]
SenderoTaxi Offline
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Registered: 10/06/10
Posts: 177
Loc: Round Rock
270 140gr VLD Hunting running almost 3000fps.

Heart shot an antelope at over 300 yards and it had a softball sized exit as it didn't hit any bone on entry.
Shot a few whitetail, axis, and fallow at 100-150 yards in the shoulder and most didn't exit. All but one DRT, the exception ran in a 30 yard circle and dropped.

Very devastating bullets and very accurate
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#5469731 - 12/10/14 02:36 PM Re: Berger bullets [Re: Judd]
BOBO the Clown Offline
decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 42700
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: Judd
Originally Posted By: wburke2010
I have shot a few animals. The spike I shot a few weeks ago went in right behind the shoulder and come out the other side right through the shoulder, dead right there. They work and work good for me.

Walter


Aren't you using the 105 hybrid that you "aren't" supposed to use for hunting smile. I've read nothing but positive reviews of the hybrid staying together if you don't like the way the hunting bullets granade.


Thought the hybrid was the shape not jacket thickness

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#5469779 - 12/10/14 03:01 PM Re: Berger bullets [Re: BOBO the Clown]
bside Offline
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Registered: 06/10/14
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I've been told that the difference in the hunting and target bullets is that the target bullets have a thicker jacket.

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#5469821 - 12/10/14 03:24 PM Re: Berger bullets [Re: Drop Tine]
old03 Offline
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Registered: 09/07/08
Posts: 111
Loc: Hunt county Texas
Use the Berger HVLD and have no worries, here is the exit wound from a 6.5 140 grain HVLD from my 6.5-06.




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#5469854 - 12/10/14 03:45 PM Re: Berger bullets [Re: BOBO the Clown]
dee Online   content
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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted By: Judd
Originally Posted By: wburke2010
I have shot a few animals. The spike I shot a few weeks ago went in right behind the shoulder and come out the other side right through the shoulder, dead right there. They work and work good for me.

Walter


Aren't you using the 105 hybrid that you "aren't" supposed to use for hunting smile. I've read nothing but positive reviews of the hybrid staying together if you don't like the way the hunting bullets granade.


Thought the hybrid was the shape not jacket thickness


It is but I believe the ones being referred to are of the target type.
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#5469871 - 12/10/14 03:55 PM Re: Berger bullets [Re: Drop Tine]
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Registered: 01/22/09
Posts: 11404
Loc: Sachse, TX
Aren't all hybrid match bullets at this point?

But Bobo you are right, that is referring to the shape. The hybrids I have seen have all been yellow box and on my 105's it specifically says "not for hunting". However, the guys I've read that are using them say they pack a punch and the jacket is heavy enough they get an exit wound.

Speaking of exit wounds...old03, that's impressive
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#5469891 - 12/10/14 04:11 PM Re: Berger bullets [Re: Judd]
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decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 42700
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: Judd
Aren't all hybrid match bullets at this point?

But Bobo you are right, that is referring to the shape. The hybrids I have seen have all been yellow box and on my 105's it specifically says "not for hunting". However, the guys I've read that are using them say they pack a punch and the jacket is heavy enough they get an exit wound.

Speaking of exit wounds...old03, that's impressive


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#5469917 - 12/10/14 04:26 PM Re: Berger bullets [Re: Drop Tine]
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Registered: 05/27/09
Posts: 1802
Loc: S.A. and Kinney Co.
Small Hole


Big Hole


I know, I know its a head shot but still.... what a glorious mess the 185 HVLD at 3010fps makes

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