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Old 11-24-2013, 06:28 PM
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big 30 cal... Berger 230?

I'm in the process of building a custom 30 cal. cartridge w/ case capacity of roughly 95 gr. H2O (think 300 Normal Magnum but slightly slighly shorter) for use beyond 1,500 yards. Is there anyone out there shooting the Berger 230 gr. Hybred 30 Cals in something bigger than a 300 WM who can give me some feedback on how they are working.

The BC numbers of pretty amazing, but I'm intersted in hearing from folks who have actually shot them.

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Old 11-24-2013, 06:41 PM
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Re: big 30 cal... Berger 230?

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I'm in the process of building a custom 30 cal. cartridge w/ case capacity of roughly 95 gr. H2O (think 300 Normal Magnum but slightly slighly shorter) for use beyond 1,500 yards. Is there anyone out there shooting the Berger 230 gr. Hybred 30 Cals in something bigger than a 300 WM who can give me some feedback on how they are working.

The BC numbers of pretty amazing, but I'm intersted in hearing from folks who have actually shot them.

JeffVN
I have been trying to get some for my RUM but they are sold out along with the 215s I would like to see what you get for replies and what comes of this cartridge.
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for use beyond 1,500 yards. Is there anyone out there shooting the Berger 230 gr. Hybred 30 Cals in something bigger than a 300 WM who can give me some feedback on how they are working.
What type of use and at what ranges? Hunting past 1500? Target past 1500? This may help.
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Re: big 30 cal... Berger 230?

I run the 230's through my RUM with 89.5 Retumbo doing 2950+. They shoot well being a little sensitive to seating depth. I usually shoot the 208 A-Max at 3100+ with 91.5 Retumbo. At 1/2 the price of the HyBreds they usually get the nod. I have a 300 Lapua here with a 34" Lilja that I will be working a load up for the 230's. If all goes well I will be running the rest of what I have through that crazy long gun....The 230's are most likely the best ELR 30cal slug out there right now....
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Re: big 30 cal... Berger 230?

Did you purchase your action yet? If so shat bolt face do you have?
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Re: big 30 cal... Berger 230?

Sorry for the missing information. The rifle is based on a 338LM boltface, and the barrel in the 28-30 inches. Currently the use will be primarily Target (steel Plate - out past 2,000 - depending upon the performance of the bullet), but I can't rule out use on game, most likely Deer and Elk out to roughly 1,000 yards (think ridge to ridge).

I'm sitting on a big stack of Berger 210s and 208 AMAX. If I go with the 230s, it changes the throating on the reamer pretty dramatically. If I throat the 230s, then the 208 AMAX and 210s better like to jump and I mean alot.

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Old 11-25-2013, 08:01 AM
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Re: big 30 cal... Berger 230?

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I used to shoot 1000yd benchrrst with Tom Sarver he originally took the 338 Lapua case and shortened the case and necked it down to 30cal he called his case the 300 Hulk. When he shot the world 1000yd light gun record for group and score. Norma started producing 338 Norma mag brass. Which lead to the 300 Norma mag case. I did not want to do all the work if shortening 338 lapua cases so I built a 30-338 Norma improved. One of the most accurate long rang cartridges I ever used. I have also realized that there is still room to shorten the 300 Norma case and improve it but again I don't want to do all the brass work. Sounds like a great cartridge. If you build a repeater the 338 AI mag clips work perfect for seating the huge 230 and 240 grain bullets out. I have shot a lot of 230 and 240 grain bullets out of my rifle but my 2 favorite bullets to shoot is the 208 a max with 90 grains of H-1000 at 3278fps or the 215 Berger with 89 grns of H-1000 @ 3267. Good luck with your build hope this helps.
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