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M.O.A

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Berger Bullets and blood
« on: July 24, 2012, 10:52:40 PM »
I've been using berger bullets for my primary hunting bullet for the last three years 6mm , 30cal I love their accuracy and consistency . the question I have for you guys is this, the last three big game animals I have taken with the berger bullets have had virtually no blood trail all were one shoot kills two were .243 and one was .308 and I was wondering if anyone else has noticed this with there berger loads ?


I almost lost my buck last year because of the lack of blood , I never thought much about it the first time it happened but after the third time it really got me wondering , also I haven't had a pass through shoot with them either


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Re: Berger Bullets and blood
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2012, 10:58:45 PM »
Thats cause they basically blow up 2-3 inches after entering the animal and turn everything to jello.

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Re: Berger Bullets and blood
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2012, 04:29:29 AM »
Thats cause they basically blow up 2-3 inches after entering the animal and turn everything to jello.
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Re: Berger Bullets and blood
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2012, 03:25:19 PM »
I have many kills with bergers. If you shoot close (150 and in) no exit on other side. Any thing past and I have had great blood out other side.  I have not chased anything with these bullets. Evey one is a one shot kill.  Only one did not drop in it tracks and that was a deer at 75 yards.  I abhor them in all my guns. 6mm dasher,7mm rum, and my 260rem. So rely I can say no blood trails cause I don't chase much.
The closest animal out of the last three berger kills was 230yrds mind you i don't use a bazooka to kill deer with I like the meat to much to wast it . and as far as " so rely I can say no blood trails cause I don't chase " I don't know if you are bragging or taking a shot at my shooting ability and if its the later I'm more then willing to put my money where my mouth is . I simply asked the question to see if anyone else has experienced the same results as I have.
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Re: Berger Bullets and blood
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2012, 12:42:19 PM »
Well bud I was not knocking you or your gun. Actually the last deer I shot was with my 260 so the bazooka comment is bullshit.  The deer fell were shot.  That is also the biggest reason I use bergers.  So no I am not saying anything disrespectful.  That is my experience with them.  The one that did go a little had great blood trail. As for your $$ put it back in your pocket.    ;)
No your not knocking me at all but obviously bragging how great you are . Ive only been hunting for 35 years and I'm not going to bragg about how meany or what kind of animals I have been so fortunate to have taken and I'm more then willing to extend an invitation to you and your family to come visit my wife and I at our humble dwelling and sit and have a drink with me in my trophy room . But I have to say this I have taken a few animals in my day and I always shot for the vitals and even with a double lung or a heart shot I still have had to track game and the only time Ive dropped an animal in its tracks has been when I've made a bad shot and hit the spine or a bad shot that has caused spinal shock and spinal shock almost allways requires a follow up shot and in my opinion to take a spine or heaven forbid a head shot at any distance is unethical (only my opinion) so to say you drop animals in their tracks does not hold much water with me Justin
I also adore berger bullets for their accuracy and consistency and as CAN_bigbore stated "cause they basically blow up 2-3 inches after entering the animal and turn everything to jello" and I believe that I have had a higher % of meat recovery because of it (only my opinion) but they really do have a tremendous amount of hydraulic shock inside the body cavity .
I was just simply asking if anyone has experienced the same lack of external blood loss that I have noticed in my last three kills with berger bullets not how great you Justin are at dropping game in their tracks
So no hard feelings Justin C and my invitation to you and yours still stands , I'm sure I'm just reading you wrong and you are not really trying to be a pompous ass
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Re: Berger Bullets and blood
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2012, 12:55:13 PM »
And your right about the bazooka comment that was BS , but I wasn't really taking about you this is a public thread
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Re: Berger Bullets and blood
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2012, 02:03:15 PM »
All good here to Justin , and no I have never had a pass through shot and have only managed to recover fragments and small one at that of the bullet. I also took a bull elk three years ago with my .300 win mag using a 190gr hunting VLD at about 250yrds with the same results no pass through and next to no external blood loss , although I love the berger bullet I'm a bit concerned that one day I may not be able to recover an animal because of the lack of blood I'm going to continue to use them for this season hope that my experience with the blood thing has just been a coincidence 
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