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#1620156 - 06/19/10 11:27 AM .224 52 grain Berger varmint bullets?
crashnrondo Offline
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Registered: 06/21/05
Posts: 695
Loc: Wisconsin
Will these be OK on yotes or are they more of a prairie dog bullet?

Thanks,
Ron

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#1620332 - 06/19/10 07:17 PM Re: .224 52 grain Berger varmint bullets? [Re: crashnrondo]
OKBrent Offline
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Registered: 07/26/08
Posts: 495
Loc: Jenks, OK
Never have shot the 52 gr but the 55 are awsome!!!! I smacked alot of coyotes with them last year and they preformed perfect. Brent

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#1620379 - 06/19/10 09:03 PM Re: .224 52 grain Berger varmint bullets? [Re: OKBrent]
Treeshepherd Offline
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Registered: 01/15/07
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Loc: So. IL
Originally Posted By: OKBrent
Never have shot the 52 gr but the 55 are awesome!!!! I smacked a lot of coyotes with them last year and they preformed perfect. Brent


You pushing those out of a .22-250 or a .223?
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#1620479 - 06/19/10 11:27 PM Re: .224 52 grain Berger varmint bullets? [Re: Treeshepherd]
cet Offline
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Registered: 11/11/09
Posts: 180
Loc: ND
They are the most accurate bullet I've shot out of my 22-250. Great bullet for coyotes, pretty easy on the fur too.

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#1620602 - 06/20/10 08:57 AM Re: .224 52 grain Berger varmint bullets? [Re: cet]
mad okie Offline
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Registered: 02/08/10
Posts: 313
Loc: oklahoma
I used them in a .223 and the accuracy was great, I had several coyotes spin and run(probably my shot placement) and I had several that dropped, overall I would use them if they shoot good out of your rifle. There was not much pelt damage even on exit.
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#1620705 - 06/20/10 12:18 PM Re: .224 52 grain Berger varmint bullets? [Re: mad okie]
crashnrondo Offline
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Registered: 06/21/05
Posts: 695
Loc: Wisconsin
Thanks guys, seems I have bigger problems than what bullet to use.

Thanks,
Ron

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#1620853 - 06/20/10 05:02 PM Re: .224 52 grain Berger varmint bullets? [Re: crashnrondo]
hawkeye reloader Offline
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Registered: 03/06/10
Posts: 430
Loc: Iowa
These were by far the most accurate bullets in my Savage BVSS 22-250 behind 34.6 grains of H4064. I used them on a p-dog hunt and can tell you they are not nearly as frangible as a Nosler BT or Hornady V-max. On the hand, I was able to hit some really long dogs because 5 shots with new Win brass would cluster 3/8" 5 shot groups. I think they would be awesome on coyotes, probably the best application I can think of.

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#1620891 - 06/20/10 06:07 PM Re: .224 52 grain Berger varmint bullets? [Re: hawkeye reloader]
Orneryolfart357 Offline
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Registered: 10/06/07
Posts: 7293
Loc: Oakley Ca.
Interesting. I have some 55 gr Berger Varmint match. From what I have read "not yet experienced" alot of .17 Remington shooters swear by the Berger Match, and not the Varmint Match Bullet. I have tried the Nosler BT's and they have worked well on Coyotes. Im gonna have to give each one a few shots at a Coyote come Sept, and see what I find.
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#1620973 - 06/20/10 09:17 PM Re: .224 52 grain Berger varmint bullets? [Re: Orneryolfart357]
Treeshepherd Offline
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Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 241
Loc: So. IL
I finally got some of the Berger 52's loaded up, it's gonna be hard to top this group. I will get the chrony out soon to see what kind of velocity they are getting. I've never used the Bergers before I've heard everything from they are about perfect to they just pencil through leaving runners. You can't argue with the Berger accuracy statements though.

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#1621046 - 06/20/10 11:06 PM Re: .224 52 grain Berger varmint bullets? [Re: Treeshepherd]
venatic Offline
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Registered: 06/11/03
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Loc: waco,tx
I have used them with good results in a .223 and 22-250.
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#1621442 - 06/21/10 06:33 PM Re: .224 52 grain Berger varmint bullets? [Re: venatic]
pyscodog Offline
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Registered: 12/04/06
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Loc: okla
My Tikka 22-250 Varmint loves them.
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#1621571 - 06/21/10 09:38 PM Re: .224 52 grain Berger varmint bullets? [Re: Treeshepherd]
OKBrent Offline
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Posts: 495
Loc: Jenks, OK
Treeshepard, I am shooting the 55 gr Varmint Match bullets out of a 22-250 Ackley and a 220 Swift. They preform flawless!!! I tried them out of my ARs but the Hornady 55s shot better so I never shot a dog out of a 223. Hope that answers your question, Brent

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#1621574 - 06/21/10 09:44 PM Re: .224 52 grain Berger varmint bullets? [Re: OKBrent]
Orneryolfart357 Offline
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Registered: 10/06/07
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Loc: Oakley Ca.
Brent, Good Info. If they perform well at higher velocities, I will geive them a try in the .223 WSSM. Thanks.
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#1621746 - 06/22/10 07:06 AM Re: .224 52 grain Berger varmint bullets? [Re: Orneryolfart357]
Treeshepherd Offline
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Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 241
Loc: So. IL
Thanks Brent, that's what I had concluded about those might need higher .22-250 velocities to work best. I do have them loaded up in a 22-250 but they didn't shoot as good as the .223 target I posted. However, I'm hoping to chrony them soon just to see what I've got.


Edited by Treeshepherd (06/22/10 07:06 AM)
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#1621754 - 06/22/10 07:35 AM Re: .224 52 grain Berger varmint bullets? [Re: Treeshepherd]
Martyn4802 Offline
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Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 3293
Loc: Grayling, MI
Berger 50 and 52 gn bullets are probably THE best bullets in several 222's, 223's and 222 Mags I've shot them in. Groups are like the one pictured above. Up toll the time I started shooting them, I'd been shooting Speer 50 gn TNT's with good accuracy. They are still good bullets, but the Bergers are better.

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