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Berger bullets, My story.

Just this past Sunday I filled my goat tag. The conditions were very windy I shoot a .243 wssm but due to the bad wind and possible far shot I used my .300 mag, I know overkill, anyhow She was about 426 yards according to my yardage pro the bullet entered the left shoulder and exited just in front of the right back leg, with 4 exit holes. This seemed strange to me on such a small animal after all it was a 175 gr vld bullet. Has anyone else used berger bullets?

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Berger bullets, My story.

In my experience target and game shooting, Burger bullets are designed extremely well for accuracy and poorly for performance. Tough call. If you don't hit them in the right place, does weight retention and expansion even matter?

I think this discussion will last as long as the good ole...bigger bullet with more knockdown power vs. smaller bullet with more energy.

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Berger bullets, My story.

hunter29,

The Berger VLD type bullets are supposed to penetrate a few inches into the beast and then expand very rapidly. On your animal, which you seem to have recovered, the VLD seems to have done that. The fact that more than one hole was made was because of the bullets fast expansion after the initial penetration.

I have shot three whitetails with Berger VLD's. One was with the 168 gr 7mm at 315 yds from a 7mm WSM. Here is a picture of the exit hole. The deer dropped in its tracks.

The other two were from 155 VLD's out of a .308 at less than 150 yds. Again I got excellent results.

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Berger bullets, My story.

These bullets shoot tight groups, I am going for deer next weekend, then for elk in November. I'll keep posted on the results. Thanks for the input!

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