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Specifically, will the 150 grain 270 caliber hold up at 100yds if started at 3250?

I have a 270WBY that bugholes them and I never aim for bone and normally only use this rifle when longer shots are the norm but you never know…..

Historically I never big game hunt with a hollow point of any brand but times are changing ….


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At close range stay off heavy bone. After it gets out there a ways, I have shot shoulders with excellent luck with a 140 6.5 vld. I rarely lose much meat at all with bergers but my starting velocities are always under 2950 fps. Only one way to know for sure and I'd try it using your setup.

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probably not ? i used Berger 115 gr. VLD hunter bullets for 2 years in my rifle and my son`s rifle both were 257 Weatherby mags. four nice bucks were shot in 2 years with these Berger bullets , we did kill all 4 bucks but bullets did not stay together. i would say stay under 3,000 FPS and will be ok. i won`t use Berger bullets to hunt with anymore and have switched to now try Hammer bullets on paper this bullet shoots as accurate as Bergers , now the next test will be on a buck whitetail deer ,so we will see ? good luck ,Pete53


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You guys are confirming why I hadn’t used them before…..


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Originally Posted by Daveh
You guys are confirming why I hadn’t used them before…..

reread what i posted , not a good bullet on bigger deer


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reread what i posted , not a good bullet on bigger deer[/quote]

Agreed which is the reason I never used them before


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your right they suck


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Been shooting them in 25-06 and 270 Win for years and never had any issue. As long as you accept they are designed to go in and come apart to transfer energy which limits exit wound. Everything I have shot from 40 yards to a couple hundred has dropped within 40 yards with only one exiting. If you prefer shoulders to anchor they're not for you, if you shoot chest they'll work as designed.

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I'll keep using them and I'd for sure try them at least in a rifle like your Weatherby. Its just faster than what my many Berger experiences have been with.

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Originally Posted by pete53
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You guys are confirming why I hadn’t used them before…..

reread what i posted , not a good bullet on bigger deer

Wrong.


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Originally Posted by GregW
Originally Posted by pete53
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You guys are confirming why I hadn’t used them before…..

reread what i posted , not a good bullet on bigger deer

Right as usual Pete......laffin'....

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I know they work but 3250 It made me second guess…


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Originally Posted by Daveh
Specifically, will the 150 grain 270 caliber hold up at 100yds if started at 3250?

I have a 270WBY that bugholes them and I never aim for bone and normally only use this rifle when longer shots are the norm but you never know…..

Historically I never big game hunt with a hollow point of any brand but times are changing ….
I specifically use that bullet at 3300 fps out of a .270 (on the 404 case) on medium size game from 50 to 600 yards and it has been outstanding on everything I've shot, including shoulder shots. Emphatic kills. I'll soon switch to the 140's as they have a slightly better b.c. and I can drive them at 3420 fps. Very accurate as well.

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[/quote] I specifically use that bullet at 3300 fps out of a .270 (on the 404 case) on medium size game from 50 to 600 yards and it has been outstanding on everything I've shot, including shoulder shots. Emphatic kills. I'll soon switch to the 140's as they have a slightly better b.c. and I can drive them at 3420 fps. Very accurate as well.[/quote]

That cinches it….If the situation arises it’s coming along….With Berger’s…


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Bergers seem to have lovers and haters as much as optics brands…

Personally I don’t trust them as I have had some bad experiences with them, but others whom I trust their opinion absolutely swear by them.



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The one thing I will do is absolutely verify the opening is consistent. I have a pin drill set just for this…


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I’ve seen ‘em work more than a couple of times…



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Originally Posted by T_Inman
Bergers seem to have lovers and haters as much as optics brands…

Personally I don’t trust them as I have had some bad experiences with them, but others whom I trust their opinion absolutely swear by them.


Me too, super accurate

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I like em. I don't shoot shoulders.

Worst bullet. ELD-x vs Berger VLD hunting?

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Have killed a bunch of elk and deer with the 168s out of a 7 Rum from 40 yds to 600 yds. Once the distance gets over 300 I try to catch a little shoulder. I’ve had them pass through elk at 40 yds. YMMV

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