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I Continue to be Amazed with the 215 Hybrid

 
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:43 PM
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Re: I Continue to be Amazed with the 215 Hybrid

This summer i will get a bunch of wet newspapers and set them out at 1100 yards, that is the distance it falls around 1500 fps depending on conditions. I will bring some cardboard to get me close enough. And it would be much cheaper.
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This summer i will get a bunch of wet newspapers and set them out at 1100 yards, that is the distance it falls around 1500 fps depending on conditions. I will bring some cardboard to get me close enough. And it would be much cheaper.
Good plan. Plus the practice is free and a lot of fun.

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Plus the practice is free and a lot of fun.

Jeff
yep, and i need all the practice i can get for that monster 6X6 that shows up at 1200 yards.... i hope
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Nice!!!!!!
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:38 AM
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Re: I Continue to be Amazed with the 215 Hybrid

Great reads! What about the Berger 215 Hybrid for bison? Would this be too large and heavy of a boned animal to think about taking with this bullet? I too have been amazed at the performance of this bullet on game. I have been fortunate enough to work up a great load in my 300 RUM using this bullet and have been able to take two outstanding KY 11 pointers in back to back years with the one this year scoring 174 2/8ths. The first buck that was taken last year was at 586 yards and the larger one taken this year was taken at 634 yards - both 1 shot DRT. I couldn't be happier with how this bullet has performed on whitetail. I too actually saw a slight increase in muzzle velocity when I changed from the Berger 210 VLD to the 215. The 215 shot so well that I kenw I just had to try it - consistent sub .5 MOA with some .25 MOA groups at my sight-in range of 300 yards.
Any suggestions or opinions on whether this bullet would or would not be ample medicine for bison would be very much appreciated. I don't expect ranges to exceed 300 to 400 yards. Also, if this bullet isn't recommended what 30 caliber bullet would you suggest?
Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:03 AM
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Rangerman, I have never shot a Bison, so I have no personal experience there. I have shot lots of elk and we took several with the 215 this past season. The largest being my bull shown below. I put the 215 Bereger behind the front shoulder in the crease and he took a few steps and was done. We also shot some other bulls and several cows with the 215 Berger and they all were one shot kills. If it were me and I felt that was the rifle and bullet I wanted to use I would try it. But again, I have never taken a Bison. In this thread I show pics of entrances and exits and internal damage from 19 big game kills with the 215 Berger. Maybe you have seen this? If not it may supply the info you are looking for to make your decision.

http://www.longrangehunting.com/foru...-hybrid-88657/

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Feeling generous. I know these 215's are a problem to find so If anyone really wants some I will part with some of my stash. just shoot me a PM. Not trying to sale but I feel guilty for hoging so many.
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