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    I use 180 grain VLD's.

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    I recovered a 168 Berger from a bear killed yesterday by my grandson. I won't have a scales until I get back home, but it looks like its low on weight retention. Bullet got its share of meat, I don't really like that. It did just drop the bear and I did like that.

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    I use either Accubonds or Ballistic tips, not quite as streamlined as some others but designed as hunting bullets and I have never had any trouble getting them to shoot well with minimal load development.

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    I don't use a "special" long range bullet. Long range for me is 400 yards or so. I have never shot anything over about 500. I hve shot varmints & prairie dogs out to 500, but big game 4 to 450 is it. (I've punched a lot of holes in paper up to 1000, but nothing live) My point is that my bullet of choice is a Nosler Partition for elk & larger and Sierra Game Kings on smaller.
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    the 300 gr. SMK. The picture was taken on the exit hole side. Don't ask me how, but there were chunks of lungs all over the ground. The shot was straight through both shoulders; not anywhere near the lungs. I expect similar results with the Berger.

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    What a waste of meat. If you can't hit them good you shouldn't be shooting long range. Why do you need a 300 grain bullet for a 100 lb animal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grantbvfd View Post
    What a waste of meat. If you can't hit them good you shouldn't be shooting long range. Why do you need a 300 grain bullet for a 100 lb animal?
    Looks like a pretty good hit to me, while the caliber would not be my first choice for a pronghorn nor would a Match King bullet, I can see nothing wrong with the shot placement. I think the gun and caliber are personal preference, for what it's worth I have seen smaller calibers exhibit similar damage with similar shot placement.

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    The weight of the recovered 168 Berger from the bear kill was 56.5 gr or 33% of the original weight. Not a pass thru, but the bear was dead in his tracks. This was a 150 yd shot with muzzle velocity of 3017fps. Might be a little more meat waste than a windchester E-Tip, as an example. Weight retention was no where near any of the bullets in EHJ june/july.
    I dont see any reason not to use them on my unit 67 3rd season rifle hunt and the Co sept bear hunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grantbvfd View Post
    Why do you need a 300 grain bullet for a 100 lb animal?
    Why do you care what I use?
    Arise... Kill, Eat! - Acts 10:13

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    I am shooting 180 grain Barnes TTSX and getting good results out of it. The one my rifle liked the best of the half dozen $50 a box grade ammos I tried.

 

 

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