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6.5-300 & 156 bergers

6.5-300 & 156 bergers
« on: July 18, 2021, 02:45:29 PM »
Took a while but finally got this finished, base model 26Ē vanguard with a homemade brake, 77.5 gr n570( max according to berger) groups are 2 shot and was bringing it into bullseye ( needs one more click to right. Used the rubber harmonic thingy to bring groups in , ugly but worked slick

Re: 6.5-300 & 156 bergers
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2021, 02:46:13 PM »
Hereís the gun and final harmonic placement

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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2021, 02:47:42 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2021, 02:50:13 PM »
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Re: 6.5-300 & 156 bergers
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2021, 02:56:23 PM »
The Bergers are great on paper. Since they are designed to fragment on game, not my ideal for a game critter. Too much lost meat!   :)

Re: 6.5-300 & 156 bergers
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2021, 05:03:51 PM »
Ya, I hear mixed reviews. Shot placement and making sure the hollow point is good. Hoping to test at some distance in the near future

Re: 6.5-300 & 156 bergers
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2021, 09:50:42 PM »
The Bergers are great on paper. Since they are designed to fragment on game, not my ideal for a game critter. Too much lost meat!   :)

+1  a gunsmith told me when it comes to berger's either you love them or hate them, and personally I'm on the hate them side. I won't say they are not accurate, and they do work great for shooting paper, targets or varmints, but my experience on a mule deer and a moose, were, in my opinion, poor performance on big game. There is a reason I call them burger bullets. I will never use them on big game again.

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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2021, 07:51:03 AM »
Ya, lots of pros and cons on them on the internet. Definitely have good bc.

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Re: 6.5-300 & 156 bergers
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2021, 03:09:19 PM »
The target 140's kill pigs just fine.Don't know about the meat damage.Buzzards gotta eat too.
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Re: 6.5-300 & 156 bergers
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2021, 03:46:41 PM »
Itís shooting @3140 fps. This is theyíre new eol bullet and supposed to work fine for hunting shots at further distances. I figured I would share the info and also the success with the rubber tuner. Without the tuner it was 2-3 ď @ 200. Iíve used these a few times to choose the velocity and force it to work. Iíve noticed on my heavier barrels, takes a heavier tuner. Hopefully someone finds it useful and able to squeeze a little more out of theyíre rifle.

Re: 6.5-300 & 156 bergers
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2021, 02:00:13 PM »
Itís shooting @3140 fps. This is theyíre new eol bullet and supposed to work fine for hunting shots at further distances. I figured I would share the info and also the success with the rubber tuner. Without the tuner it was 2-3 ď @ 200. Iíve used these a few times to choose the velocity and force it to work. Iíve noticed on my heavier barrels, takes a heavier tuner. Hopefully someone finds it useful and able to squeeze a little more out of theyíre rifle.

That's pretty darn good velocities. Factory ammo with the 156 grain burger is going at 3050 FPS.

Re: 6.5-300 & 156 bergers
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2021, 05:37:36 PM »
That was the velocity they told I would end up when I called them as well but not going to complain about the extra speed I ended up with.

Re: 6.5-300 & 156 bergers
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2021, 05:40:36 PM »
The target 140's kill pigs just fine.Don't know about the meat damage.Buzzards gotta eat too.
funny, I just got an open invite to hunt pigs in Texas. Seriously thinking about pulling the fifth wheel down there( Iím in Washington) this winter. Iíve heard the smaller sows are pretty good to eat?

Re: 6.5-300 & 156 bergers
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2021, 05:43:00 PM »
One thing I donít like about the load is n570 is a pita in the v3 AutoTrickler

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Re: 6.5-300 & 156 bergers
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2021, 05:40:40 AM »
I don't know about hogs in Texas. Here in Fl. Any hog 200lbs. live weight or under are good to eat. I try for head shots  to avoid meat loss. Your "burgers" will do fine in that case.  :)