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#6845390 - 08/04/17 02:06 PM Berger vld vs Hornady eld
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
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Guys,

I'm looking for the pros and cons of each...

Which would you buy? Are their any circumstances where you would use both for the same rifle?

Thanks,

Mel

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#6845444 - 08/04/17 02:50 PM Re: Berger vld vs Hornady eld [Re: Deerhunter61]
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I use the Hornady because I don't like the performance of Bergers on game. Bergers would be hard to beat for competition, though.
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#6845487 - 08/04/17 03:36 PM Re: Berger vld vs Hornady eld [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Same as above. Bergers shoot super accurate out of everything I've tried but they're terrible on game. With the exception of 52 grain varmints out of a 22-250. They explode coyotes.
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#6845490 - 08/04/17 03:43 PM Re: Berger vld vs Hornady eld [Re: Deerhunter61]
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I use Berger vld 130s and they make things dead

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#6845492 - 08/04/17 03:47 PM Re: Berger vld vs Hornady eld [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Originally Posted By: Deerhunter61
Guys,

I'm looking for the pros and cons of each...

Which would you buy? Are their any circumstances where you would use both for the same rifle?

Thanks,

Mel


I could go into a LONG description on each bullet on what it does. The main question is, what do YOU want your bullet to do once it hits the animal? Or are you looking for a target bullet? What's the primary use?
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#6845570 - 08/04/17 05:00 PM Re: Berger vld vs Hornady eld [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Mel, we need more info, what caliber, what rifle, what game, what range??

I shoot the 140VLD and have NEVER lost or even had to track an animal I shot with it.

ELD (What)??? M or X ? Match or Hunting?

I am in the process of testing the ELD-X, so I cant comment but the VLD is deadly, so far but anything can happen with any bullet.

no really solid answers, just opinions, mine would be try both and shoot.
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#6845630 - 08/04/17 05:32 PM Re: Berger vld vs Hornady eld [Re: Deerhunter61]
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As others have said, what's the job of the bullet?

No matter what, the ELD line is less seating depth sensitive than Berger VLD. And the BC on the ELD bullets is great! All but one of my rifles are loaded with Hornady bullets. The 7 Rem Mag is the only one loaded with a 180 gr VLD-H. And everything it has hit, has died very quickly. As it should, I've got that big ole bullet scooting! wink
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#6845669 - 08/04/17 06:01 PM Re: Berger vld vs Hornady eld [Re: Deerhunter61]
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I've never used Berger bullets so I can only comment on the ELD-X . I shoot the 143 grain ELD -X out of my 6.5x 47 and have shot everything from coyotes to deer to precision rifle matches and all I can say is it performs very well.

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#6845736 - 08/04/17 06:41 PM Re: Berger vld vs Hornady eld [Re: Deerhunter61]
Deerhunter61 Offline
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It's primarily for hunting...so if for hunting then you would go with the ELD...

I'm considering trying to work up loads for my 7mag and my 300mag.

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#6845836 - 08/04/17 08:14 PM Re: Berger vld vs Hornady eld [Re: Deerhunter61]
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You'd want the ELD-X for hunting. I've used it since they came out in my Creedmoor....Elk, Oryx, Fallow, WT, pigs have all died quickly and efficiently.
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#6845844 - 08/04/17 08:22 PM Re: Berger vld vs Hornady eld [Re: Deerhunter61]
dee Offline
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Either or for game. Id run whatever shot best.
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#6845926 - 08/04/17 09:23 PM Re: Berger vld vs Hornady eld [Re: Deerhunter61]
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The 200gr ELD-X in the 300 Win mag performed well this past season on several 400-750 yard shots on Bull Elk taken by friends and family.
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#6846060 - 08/05/17 01:32 AM Re: Berger vld vs Hornady eld [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Shot placement will be the factor........when using berger hunting bullets try to hit dense bone. Eld-x expands easier than the berger.

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#6846184 - 08/05/17 09:04 AM Re: Berger vld vs Hornady eld [Re: Brother in-law]
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Originally Posted By: Brother in-law
I use Berger vld 130s and they make things dead


Yep.
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#6846366 - 08/05/17 12:12 PM Re: Berger vld vs Hornady eld [Re: Deerhunter61]
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