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Has anyone used the this bullet on moose?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:29 am    Post subject: Has anyone used the this bullet on moose? Reply with quote

This is my first year using the 150 grain, Berger bullet for my .270 Winchester. Before I go out and harvest any game with the bullet, I would like to get some information on your bullet performance. Do you like the bullet?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Has anyone used the this bullet on moose? Reply with quote

Welcome to Hunting Nut !!! Howdy

Wish I could be of some help......hopefully one of our 270 gurus will be around to help ya out !!!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Has anyone used the this bullet on moose? Reply with quote

sorry haven't done moose just deer but it was cool there.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Has anyone used the this bullet on moose? Reply with quote

havent tried that bullet. the speer grand slam 150grn is good on deer. my old smoke pipe shot real good with 160grn lapuas which i believe were made with moose in mind.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:06 am    Post subject: Re: Has anyone used the this bullet on moose? Reply with quote

Bergers are becoming ever so popular these days. Especially with the long range crowd.

The VLd's do have a high BC and they exhibit the following characteristic. They penetrate like a full metal jacket the first 1.5-2" and then expand like nuts dumping most if not all of the energy inside the animal.
Exit wounds are a rarity here.

They do real well in deer and antelope according to those who use them.

That said.... I would not use them on moose elk and bear.

In fact I would not use them or any other match bullet on game.
The following are my personal reasons why.
There is a plethora of fine bullets out there premiums and non which I personally would rather use. Smack a bull moose with a 150 or 160 Partition in the shoulder and he will drop like a load of lumber and most likely provide me with an exit wound which I so much desire.
Again my opinion and my prerequisites for choosing hunting bullets.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Has anyone used the this bullet on moose? Reply with quote

Keep one thing in mind about Berger bullets: They now make both hunting and match bullets !!!

Be sure everyone in the discussion is on the same page. I've seen guys argue the issue and didn't even know Berger was making the hunting version.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Has anyone used the this bullet on moose? Reply with quote

221.
I was talking about the "hunting" version. The other version according to Berger has a much thicker jacket and will not, or is not likely to expand.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Has anyone used the this bullet on moose? Reply with quote

Pop, In no way was I trying to infer who was saying what !!!

I'm just trying to help make sure the post goes smoothly !!!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Has anyone used the this bullet on moose? Reply with quote

chambered221 wrote:
Pop, In no way was I trying to infer who was saying what !!!

I'm just trying to help make sure the post goes smoothly !!!

Oh yeah! I understand perfectly. That is why I elaborated.

We agree.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:32 am    Post subject: Re: Has anyone used the this bullet on moose? Reply with quote

looks like your wife knows what bullet to use. lol :-) Very Happy Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:51 am    Post subject: Re: Has anyone used the this bullet on moose? Reply with quote

lol...guess she knows what works. I wasn't impressed with the performance of the bullet passed 200 yards... Rem. 130 Core-lokt. One of my friends got me interested in shooting long range targets...u know...the movie called "Beyond Belief"...I'm hooked on shooting long range targets now.
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