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    130gr Berger VLD hunting 6.5

    Hi chaps

    I'm wanting to try the 130gr Berger VLD hunting bullet in my 6.5x47 any about and any load data

    cheers Gaz

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    Hi gaz, take it from me these bullets produce pass throughs, great accuracy but no to very low expansion, regards swaro

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    Quote Originally Posted by swarovski View Post
    Hi gaz, take it from me these bullets produce pass throughs, great accuracy but no to very low expansion, regards swaro
    Totally 100% agree, had no problem with the VLD`s on paper super accurate, but, on deer! don`t bother mate you`ll spend most of your time on your hands and knees, save your cash and get a dedicated hunting bullet if your intentions are for stalking, but, I have to say I have no experience with the 6.5x47 I use a 6.5x55, the Berger may well do a bit better in your cal. ????????

    The attached photos are of a Berger 130grn Hunting VLD, it was retrieved from a munty, shot in the neck at approx 35yds, the bullet entered at the point of aim, adams apple, it travelled down the neck, all the way down the back of the beast, under the spine eventually settling next to the kidney, unbelievably there was massive damage to both shoulders, but, no damage to diaphragm, spline, liver or the heart and lungs

    The picture of the young munty is to show the sort EXIT wound you can expect from the VLD`s, this was shot at probably no more than 70yds, It took me over an hour to find it on my hands and knees ( my dog was at home ) in thick cover , no sign of strike and no blood trail for about 40yds then only spots.
    The deer was lying stone dead 80-90 yds from shot, this happened on three other occasions, so no more!

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    Sierra 120grn Pro-Hunters for me now, just as accurate and puts things down in the proper manner

    Bob

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    Thanks a lot for that

    Gaz

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