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Re: 168 VLD, 162 ELD-X, or 160 AB? [Re: kingston] #15966489 04/02/21
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Yeah, she’s a good girl. Wicked funny, too. Her calling me a pussy while I’m on the phone trying to get out of going that night, was pretty funny... Then saying “Go make meat, cause we’re starving” cracked me up.

All I could say was “Don’t eat my Ruffles and Onion dip”.

I got home late to find a half a bag of Ruffles and enough dip to keep me happy.

She’s a keeper !

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Re: 168 VLD, 162 ELD-X, or 160 AB? [Re: Beaver10] #15966544 04/02/21
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Originally Posted by Beaver10
Yeah, she’s a good girl. Wicked funny, too. Her calling me a pussy while I’m on the phone trying to get out of going that night, was pretty funny... Then saying “Go make meat, cause we’re starving” cracked me up.

All I could say was “Don’t eat my Ruffles and Onion dip”.

I got home late to find a half a bag of Ruffles and enough dip to keep me happy.

She’s a keeper !

🦫


God forbid, but if something happens to you, we've decided BobBrown's gonna marry her.


Hold into the suds!

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...talking about my nursing job and posting doe in the minivan pics is totally the way to assert dominance on a hunting forum.

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Re: 168 VLD, 162 ELD-X, or 160 AB? [Re: kingston] #15966564 04/02/21
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Originally Posted by kingston
Originally Posted by Beaver10
Yeah, she’s a good girl. Wicked funny, too. Her calling me a pussy while I’m on the phone trying to get out of going that night, was pretty funny... Then saying “Go make meat, cause we’re starving” cracked me up.

All I could say was “Don’t eat my Ruffles and Onion dip”.

I got home late to find a half a bag of Ruffles and enough dip to keep me happy.

She’s a keeper !

🦫


God forbid, but if something happens to you, we've decided BobBrown's gonna marry her.



BB better be hung like Barry.

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Re: 168 VLD, 162 ELD-X, or 160 AB? [Re: Beaver10] #15966574 04/02/21
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You'd have to see it to believe it.


Hold into the suds!

Originally Posted by goalie
...talking about my nursing job and posting doe in the minivan pics is totally the way to assert dominance on a hunting forum.

😂
Re: 168 VLD, 162 ELD-X, or 160 AB? [Re: Pharmseller] #15966621 04/02/21
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Good going Beav....


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Re: 168 VLD, 162 ELD-X, or 160 AB? [Re: Beaver10] #15967086 04/03/21
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Originally Posted by Beaver10
Originally Posted by kingston
No onesie pics?


GFY....😜🦫



I bet they have dick pic all over them


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Re: 168 VLD, 162 ELD-X, or 160 AB? [Re: GregW] #15972890 04/07/21
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Originally Posted by GregW
Good going Beav....


Thanks GW !

Grins

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Re: 168 VLD, 162 ELD-X, or 160 AB? [Re: iddave] #15973542 04/07/21
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Originally Posted by iddave
You've picked my three favorite bullets for the 7mm, and I've killed elk with all three.

Consistently under 500 and I'll take the 160 AB. Consistently over 500 and I'll take the 162 ELD-X.

Within your parameters of 225 to 700 though...tough to beat the 168 VLD imho.

Dave


A couple years ago I had a rocky Mtn bighorn sheep tag, I had Zero intentions of shooting my ram on opening weekend because the rut was not in full swing and I had another month to get my ram...........after opening day one of my friends called as I had gone into town for supplies so I was in cell range.
He told me he was hunting the other side of the river with a client in a different unit than mine and found a giant ram that they wanted to take in the morning, only problem was that it was bedded in the cliff's at a range too far for his clients gun to reach...........can you come help in the morning and bring your rifle??????? Next morning the Ram was still in the same spot, I got my friends client laying prone on a flatbed trailer with my rifle and shooting rest, several of us had rangefinders and video cameras and spotting scopes.
It was 1200yds !!!!!!!!!!!! I dialed the scope in (he flinched big time on the first shot), second shot myself and others looking through spotting scopes could tell he was dead before he hit the ground............160gr Accubond favorite 7mm bullet ever. if it will kill a Ram at 1200yds an Elk is no problem in triple digits

Re: 168 VLD, 162 ELD-X, or 160 AB? [Re: Pharmseller] #15973813 04/07/21
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I’d go with the 160 Accubond, though I honestly haven’t used the other two. I personally wouldn’t shoot to 700 on an elk. I haven’t practiced enough that far out, but to each their own. As Beav has shown, it can be done with the right equipment in front of the right rifleman.

Re: 168 VLD, 162 ELD-X, or 160 AB? [Re: Pharmseller] #15974051 04/08/21
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I shoot the 160 AB in my 7mm AI with great results. I prefer to stay in the 400 yard range, but practice out to 600. I had two opportunities last fall, one at 300, the other at 410 both one shot kills through the shoulders.

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Re: 168 VLD, 162 ELD-X, or 160 AB? [Re: Pharmseller] #15983056 04/11/21
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So here is my question. I have a 7mm rem mag thats being a little more than fussy about what it shoots. And I'm very picky about how good a rifle should shoot. I demand .75 accuracy at 100 yards and .50 is better. Yesterday I finally loaded up some 168 grain classic hunter burgers. They shot extremely well while doing a test to find a accuracy node. 6 rounds Into a 1/2 inch group. Speed 2850. Never shot a game animal with a Berger. I usually shoot Barnes TTSX or the LRX. But this gun won't. So my shots for elk and mule deer range from in your face to farther than I will shoot. I listen to everyone say how good they work at long range. What happens when this 168 Berger hits an elk at 50 yards?? Will it slash?? I loaded ELDX in 7 mag for a friend and that is exactly what happened to him with that bullet. Velocity was 2800. Don't want that to happen.

Re: 168 VLD, 162 ELD-X, or 160 AB? [Re: Pharmseller] #15983275 04/11/21
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That is probably not what exactly happened. It's just what he told you that exactly happened..... and you believed him....

Re: 168 VLD, 162 ELD-X, or 160 AB? [Re: huntsman22] #15983421 04/11/21
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huntsman22 if you are replying to my question---I was there when that bullet splashed. Without snow on the ground and a 1.5 mile tracking job I would not have known it splashed on the scapula. Is the scapula the best place to shoot an elk?? No but its what it was.

Re: 168 VLD, 162 ELD-X, or 160 AB? [Re: Tom338] #15983698 04/11/21
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My son had that experience with the ELDX out of his 280AI on three deer at less than 100 yrds, MV about 2850 fps. All bullets came apart, he sent me pics of the recovered pieces of the bullets, but all deer died. He was not overly impressed.
He has gone back to 160 AB`s.

So far, I`ve nothing but good to say about the Bergers out of the 7`s.

Re: 168 VLD, 162 ELD-X, or 160 AB? [Re: Pharmseller] #15984214 04/11/21
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What about the 145 or 168 gr LRX, from Barnes?

Re: 168 VLD, 162 ELD-X, or 160 AB? [Re: Pharmseller] #15984409 04/11/21
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I can't get them to group good in my guns. I use a TTSx 150 with good results but this particular rifle is a picky pest

Re: 168 VLD, 162 ELD-X, or 160 AB? [Re: Pharmseller] #15984705 04/11/21
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The 168 classic hunter is a great bullet and wouldn’t hesitate to use it on elk.
If you want to stick with monos have you looked at hammer bullets?

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I have 2 Rifles that I shoot hammers in. They don't shoot good in this particular rifle. I was worried I couldn't find any burgers and need more to sight in and range check. I found 2 boxes today and ordered them. Going to give them a try.

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Barnes LRX is your huckleberry.


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Re: 168 VLD, 162 ELD-X, or 160 AB? [Re: WAM] #15985306 04/11/21
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Originally Posted by WAM
Barnes LRX is your huckleberry.


It might be your huckleberry..........but not necessarily for anyone else....just sayin....

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