Anyone shooting 35gr Bergers in a 20Practical?

Discussion in 'Small Stuff--22s, 20s, and 17s' started by bbassi, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. bbassi

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    I've had exceptional luck with the 25gr 17cal on fox and coyotes. I'm having a Practical build and looking for load data. anyone shooting this load that can share?
     
  2. expiper

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    Op,,,,my buddie just shot a groundhog with a 35 Berger and the entrance hole was difficult to find and there was no exit,,,,it desintigrated in the carcas,,,,should do fine and give no pelt damage ,,,Roger
     
  3. STS

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    I've shot them. I heard that they were the fur saving bullet of choice but my experience with them was less than satisfactory. Some of the coyotes would act like they had been hooked up to 220 volt electricity and you couldn't find the entrance hole. Perfect bullet performance. Others would splash on the surface with good bullet placement. Just not the consistency that I wanted. I stopped using it.
     
  4. bbassi

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    STS - that's pretty much my experience with the 17cal Bergers. I've killed 18 coyotes and probably 20 fox this year with them. I've had 4 splashes, 2 on coyotes and 2 on fox. Both fox were because I hit the shoulder, same for 1 of the yotes. The second yote was at a hard angle and I doubt the first shot would have killed him. Still, the majority of the others were .172 hole in, nothing out and most were dead before they hit the ground. Did I mention I hate stitching hides?
     
  5. Fast14riot

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    39 TNT or 32 Vmax
     
  6. stacy

    stacy 2 TIMOTHY 2 VERSE 15 Silver $$ Contributor

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    I SHOOT THOSE BULLETS IN A 204 WITH GREAT RESULTS THEY WILL TURN A CROW INSIDE OUT !!!!!!!!
     
  7. Matt_3479

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    Just got myself a 20 tac and was thinking of trying these bullets. Also have the 40gr vmax and the 39gr blitzkings
     
  8. redrockranger

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    39 gr and 40 gr, Sierra BK and 40 V- Max will handle the wind better. Light weight bullets shed velocity faster.
     
  9. DanS

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    I have killed lots of coyotes with the 35 Berger in multiple different 20 cals. Using an AR15 in 20 practical now with an 18" barrel. Works great as a calling rifle.
     

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