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I Continue to be Amazed with the 215 Hybrid

 
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:04 PM
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Re: I Continue to be Amazed with the 215 Hybrid

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I will shoot the biggest highest BC bullet I can in a given caliber as long as it is 1: accurate and 2: has decent velocity. In the 30-378 with a 230 we have seen around 3100 and were not pushing it at all. I have not loaded the 230's in the RUM but would think equal results would be easy. In my mind and experience bigger bullets kill better and faster, especially Berger bullets. Your 3044 with the 210 in your RUM is interesting. My most accurate load with a 210 in a 30-378 was 3050 and also from a 26" tube. But when we switched them to the 230's our accuracy node was at a higher velocity with less powder. I just feel the 230 is a better fit in larger cases and makes for a more efficient round. I believe smaller bullets in the larger cases are subject to a point of diminishing returns and don't take good advantage of the case volume. Remember, I always think in terms of long range first. I want the best results at the longest distances and the shorter shots will usually take care of them self with less concerns.

I don't think you will see a noticeable difference in barrel life between the 210 and a 230. At least not something we can put a finger on and especially at the velocity you are running yours. Remember, it is the heat that does most barrel damage, longer life will come from letting her cool between shots and avoiding long strings of shots. Two shot groups and a cooling session will be your friend. If your rifle is showing you some 1/2 moa groups at close to 1200 yards I think you should enjoy that load for a while. I would take a hard look before I would change anything. But if the 230's are catching your eye I think they will serve you better, as far as efficiency in the RUM case. That said I stacked game like cord wood from my 30-378's with 210's.

Jeff
10-4. I am happy with this load so Ill shoot it til the barrels gone, then consider the 215 or 230 on the next one. Thanks for your thoughts. And those groups your puttin down with your whinny are awesome. great shootin.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:22 PM
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Re: I Continue to be Amazed with the 215 Hybrid

OK...all you guys talking about the Berger 215 and 230 hybrids have me itching to try some in my Sendero 300 RUM. Problem is, I just checked every on line retailer I could think of and can't find one with any of those bullets in stock.

Anybody know where I can find some?
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:01 AM
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Re: I Continue to be Amazed with the 215 Hybrid

Dan Frazier at Jersey Shore auto parts. 570-398-4441 He is a distributer for Berger and had them in stock. Matt Kline
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:21 AM
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Re: I Continue to be Amazed with the 215 Hybrid

Bob Becks extreme outer limits web site has them as well.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:01 PM
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Re: I Continue to be Amazed with the 215 Hybrid

I am shooting them out of my RUM and I am really amazed as well! I am pushing them over 3200fps and they are extremely good shooting. I am sitting on around 1000 of them cuz I don't wanna run out.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:21 PM
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Re: I Continue to be Amazed with the 215 Hybrid

How long of a barrel in your 300 RUM? I have a 26" and am at 2985 fps. Would like a bit more speed. What is your load if you don't mind sharing?
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Re: I Continue to be Amazed with the 215 Hybrid

this gun has a 30" barrel, I will PM you details on the gun and load.
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