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Old 06-15-2012, 02:38 AM
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230 bergers

Anyone have experience with the new 230 bergers?
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:23 AM
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Re: 230 bergers

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Anyone have experience with the new 230 bergers?
230 Hybrid - 3060fps, 300RUM @ 1k..... Great bullets!
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:28 AM
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Re: 230 bergers

Most of our info is here.

Berger 230 and 300 OTM Hybrid terminal results



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Old 06-15-2012, 11:54 AM
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Re: 230 bergers

I have used the 230 hybrids on well over 20 kills so far. Ranging from as close as 285 Yards to as far out as 1135 yards. The results have been impressive to say the least. In almost every situation the bullet has entered, created a ton of static shock inside the core, then passed through even Elk size animals. Most of the time the exit hole is approx 2", and there has been so much blood splatter on the exit side, that if you walk up to your animal not paying attention, you will end up quite the bloody mess before your knife even comes out!

With a B.C. this high, and the velocity a good RUM can push them, this bullet has to be on everyone's radar right now! Even a die hard Lapua shooter like myself has to really look at the potential of this bullet...
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:48 PM
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Re: 230 bergers

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230 Hybrid - 3060fps, 300RUM @ 1k..... Great bullets!
Hi Durak,
What barrel length are you using to get that velocity? Very nice shooting!
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:20 PM
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Hi Durak,
What barrel length are you using to get that velocity? Very nice shooting!
30" MG Shilen.... 86 gr H1000 - safe load in my gun with good brass life.
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:30 AM
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Re: 230 bergers

Thanks Durak,
I was just wanting to see what others are getting. I am getting just over 2800 with Retumbo in my factory 26" barrel with quite good accuracy. 3000 is possible but I don't want to push too hard. A longer COAL nearer the lands with the factory freebore seems to allow a lot of potential for more velocity without too much pressure.
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