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Old 07-07-2012, 09:01 AM
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Re: 230 gr Berger OTM Transonic

The Berger 230 Hybrid, in a 300 win mag. is it good enough for deer at 1000 yds. will it open or just go through with out opening??

Deer meaning, Reds, Fallow and Sika.

Shoud I be looking at a different Cal. ??

Hilltop
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:10 AM
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Re: 230 gr Berger OTM Transonic

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The Berger 230 Hybrid, in a 300 win mag. is it good enough for deer at 1000 yds. will it open or just go through with out opening??

Deer meaning, Reds, Fallow and Sika.

Shoud I be looking at a different Cal. ??

Hilltop
We have taken antelope to 750, and a few around 600 yards. Also a large muley buck at 893 yards and a Bull elk at a little over 500 in a scraming wind. Plus a couple cow elk at 400ish. I would have no problemshooting a deer at 1000 with the 230 OTM Hybrid from a 300 Win. Everything we have shot with them was done with one shot where they stood.

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Old 07-07-2012, 09:42 AM
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Re: 230 gr Berger OTM Transonic

Thanks Jeff,
As you can see I'm new to this very long range hunting. Do you have a load for this round. I can use N560 QuickLoad put it a 71.4gr.giving 2930 fps is this to much??

Hilltop
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Re: 230 gr Berger OTM Transonic

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The Berger 230 Hybrid, in a 300 win mag. is it good enough for deer at 1000 yds. will it open or just go through with out opening??

Deer meaning, Reds, Fallow and Sika.

Shoud I be looking at a different Cal. ??

Hilltop
I haven't had personal experience but they seem pretty good on Reds out of a 300 Rum.

If you are concerned use the 208 Amax or do some tests with the 230s.

You could turn the 300win mag into a 30-375R
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Thanks Jeff,
As you can see I'm new to this very long range hunting. Do you have a load for this round. I can use N560 QuickLoad put it a 71.4gr.giving 2930 fps is this to much??

Hilltop

Sorry, I am not familar with N560. But you can get good velocity from the 300 win. We got 2775 and at that rate it catches the 210's and 208's at 1000 and will deliver more energy and less drift.

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Re: 230 gr Berger OTM Transonic

my load is 74 grains retumbo fed 210 match primers 230 grain otm.

215 primers make this load a tad hot. this round is sub .5 moa from my gun

velocity 2700 fps 23" barrel
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:11 AM
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Re: 230 gr Berger OTM Transonic

Thanks for the info, do you know at what speeds the 230 berger and others open best at? will they open as low as 1500 fps or as high as 3150 fps. I am thinking of trying the 105 VLD in my 243 win ackley imp. I was told I would need to be at 200 yds + which would be about 2800 fps.

Thanks for any help I can get from every one.

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