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Old 07-20-2012, 07:56 PM
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Re: 230 gr Berger OTM Transonic

I am going to try these out of my 30-338 lapua AI. i will post results at that velocity... which is about 3150-3200fps.
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:33 PM
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Re: 230 gr Berger OTM Transonic

Thanks, I'll tell you how I get on also.
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:11 PM
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Re: 230 gr Berger OTM Transonic

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I located a spot on the ranch where I can shoot 2076 yds. ...unfortunately, 1k to almost 2k is wooded creek bottom. So, it's going to be a big leap to get there.

The biggest cartridge I have is 300 Win Mag and I currently have a .5 MOA load running the Berger 230gr OTM at 2460 fps. I'm pretty sure I can push it a good bit faster or more precise. I just never had a reason to try before now.

Nonetheless, it doesn't seem like much hope of remaining supersonic the whole distance. So, has anyone tested the 230 gr OTM for extreme distance including transonic?

Or, does anyone have suggestions for pushing a 300 Win Mag this far?

On the one hand, I'm not looking for an MOA X Ring cold bore knockout. But on the other hand, I don't see much point in having projectiles tumbling all over the countryside.

Is it a waste of time trying to walk it to within a few MOA with a good bullet/load in 300 Win Mag?

Or, do I need to bite the bullet right from the start and build a 338 Edge?

...or, a big 7mm and hope the Berger 195 turns out as many hope it will?

Since this would be a fairly specialized/limited task, I'd probably just rebarrel my Savage 12 F-Class.

Thanks!
-- richard

I am experimenting with the 230 Berger but have to say once you step up to a .338 Edge (or like cartridge), won't believe the difference in hard hitting performance. You will be breaking rocks vs. just "dusting" them.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:54 AM
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Re: 230 gr Berger OTM Transonic

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I am experimenting with the 230 Berger but have to say once you step up to a .338 Edge (or like cartridge), won't believe the difference in hard hitting performance. You will be breaking rocks vs. just "dusting" them.
unfortunately, it's all sandy loam and coastal bermuda here
no rocks to bust

although I did go ahead and build a 338 Lapua for this as well

would've gone with the Edge, but the barrel was alread chambered

haven't done the ELR shooting at this location yet because my father in-law is severely ill and we've been bailing hay and other things every weekend I can get down to the ranch

thanks!
richard
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:28 PM
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Re: 230 gr Berger OTM Transonic

I am getting 3130 fps with the 230's out of a 30 inch barrel 300 RUM, no pressure problems. I had another rum that ran them at 3170 fps. They are wicked accurate and have 338 rum energy at 1000 yards.
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:49 PM
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Re: 230 gr Berger OTM Transonic

That's 300 Lapua improved speeds. VERY impressive. What powder and how much of it are you using???
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:58 AM
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Re: 230 gr Berger OTM Transonic

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That's 300 Lapua improved speeds. VERY impressive. What powder and how much of it are you using???
I was experimenting with the 230g Berger last night. I had 3 rounds loaded with various load of H1000 and shot a 3 shot group at .217". Load was pretty hot though.
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