-For Hunters That Reload
-High Performance by Design
By Forrest Fisher
Rifle shooters preparing for opening day of big game firearm seasons all around the country always take the time to verify their firearms are shooting accurately at a gun range.
Shooters using stable firearm platforms test their loads and if the resulting target spread is formidable, they wonder if the dispersal is caused by their own shooting ability (trigger pull, aim, scope problem, etc.), the cartridge, the bullet size, bullet maker, and other factors like the wind and the weather.
Shooters that load their own cartridges accept that most of the variables are precisely controlled since they are loading their own. They also accept that the bullets (projectiles) are “the same”. Bullets are usually purchased by custom hand loaders and they are usually close to being exact duplicates of each other, though most bullets are not precisely exact.
There is a relatively new Berger Bullet that intends to eliminate bullet weight, size and shape variation. According to Walt Berger, “Every bullet Berger makes is match grade.”
Since the key to accuracy is being consistent, each bullet is formed using one set of match grade dies. They hold their jacket thickness to a concentricity of .0003” or less on every lot of bullets produced.
The Berger hunting bullet designs incorporate a sharp nose and slightly thinner jacket that allows the bullet to penetrate 2” to 3” before it starts to expand. The Berger bullets don’t poke through like an arrow (high weight retention, deep penetration), but instead dump energy where it is most effective, inside the animal. Using the Berger VLD bullet will result in an animal that goes down fast without having to track the wounded animal after the shot.
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