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Old 01-01-2012, 08:54 PM
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Re: 168 Berger Hybrid

Tank if your going to try the 1000yrd instead of just the 5,6, and 800yrd you may want to get a 28" 243 barrel in 8 twist and use 107smk's or 115 dtacs, I use once fired LC brass neck it down and turn the necks, for the money they make awesome 243 cases, and with the heavies the 243 will treat you better at 1k, not that I don't have faith in the 308, I love mine, but it does come up a little short in horsepower. The 30x284 with the new 185 hybrids would be the ticket, I think it would hurt some feelings in f-class and recoil would be to bad.
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:57 PM
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Tank if your going to try the 1000yrd instead of just the 5,6, and 800yrd you may want to get a 28" 243 barrel in 8 twist and use 107smk's or 115 dtacs, I use once fired LC brass neck it down and turn the necks, for the money they make awesome 243 cases, and with the heavies the 243 will treat you better at 1k, not that I don't have faith in the 308, I love mine, but it does come up a little short in horsepower. The 30x284 with the new 185 hybrids would be the ticket, I think it would hurt some feelings in f-class and recoil would be to bad.
Is the 30x284 the same as the 30-06 in velocity and powder level? I hate the recoil of the 06! I wish the .243 was an option. I have to work with what I got right now though. If I went 6mm, it would be the 6XC instead of the 243.
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I guess its due to case efficency, it sounds really odd but it will out run the 06 by 50-70fps with equal bullets and barrels but recoil falls on the middle ground between the 308 and the 06. The 284 case is an awesome design, imo in efficiency it takes 2nd place only to the weatherby double radious.
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I guess its due to case efficency, it sounds really odd but it will out run the 06 by 50-70fps with equal bullets and barrels but recoil falls on the middle ground between the 308 and the 06. The 284 case is an awesome design, imo in efficiency it takes 2nd place only to the weatherby double radious.
Interesting. Do you currently own one in this caliber?
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:24 PM
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Re: 168 Berger Hybrid

Currently I do not but I had one 4 years ago as a 16.5# light gun, 28" 10 twist .290" throat, was trying to shoot 220smk's and 208 amax's but it didn't have the hp to get the heavys there without a lot of drift, but with the newer powders and 175-185 grainers with bc's that high I'm sure it would be awesome, at 600 it was a tac driver, and with a break at that weight it was like shooting a ridiculously loud 22mag. It got cut and rechambered in 300 wby.
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