We do not make the 250 gr Hybrid yet. We did not make this bullet because of the issues reported with the 300 gr. Now that the 300 gr is working well we are confident that we can move forward with the 250 gr. The factors that effect performance are magnified in longer/heavier bullets so we knew that if the 300 gr works well the 250 gr will have no problems.
We did not change the shape of the bullet but rather the thickness of the jacket we use to make the bullet. The design is exactly the same so trajectory performance will be the same.
We made several attempts to identify what was causing the poor performance at higher velocities. We were unable to recreate these results so we were unable to identify the specific root cause. The fact that shooters are experiencing this result at different velocities means that each rifle plays a part in this results but we don't know how or in what way.
The one factor that has been common in each report of poor performance is that the velocity level at which they perform poorly is clear and consistent. If you have not had any problems then the bullets you are using will work. Those who have experienced problems have found that by reducing their load they will reach a point where the bullets will perform well.
Those who either do not observe this result at all or those who found a load at which the bullets work and are happy at that velocity can be confident that the Gen 1 bullets they have will work without problems.
Having said that, at Berger we are committed to every shooters satisfaction so if you want to exchange your Gen 1 bullets for Gen 2 bullets please contact Teresa Collins at 714-447-5456 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
. She will provide you with an RMA number so you can send your bullets to us in exchange for the Gen 2 versions. Understand that bullets receive at this point will be returned after we satisfy all of our backorders. If you sent your bullets back prior to the back orders received your bullets will be shipped first.
I will get with Teresa today to find out why you have not received a reply. I can tell you that at this time we do not know if we need to make the Gen 1 bullets. We will be testing the Gen 2 bullets for terminal performance. If the Gen 2 bullets are just as lethal as the Gen 1 bullets then we will make only the Gen 2 version since the Gen 1 version will have no added benefit.
I need to be very clear that if you have not had any problems with the Gen 1 bullets you will not have any problems with the Gen 1 bullets
. 95% of the shooters using the Gen 1 bullets are having no problems at all. I encourage anyone who is using the Gen 1 bullets successfully to continue to use these bullets as they will not have any problems
We work to get as close to perfection as possible. This means that if 5% of the shooters are having problems we will work to solve this problem. In many cases this presents the misconception that all the bullets are bad. This is not the case.
One of the things that I know will happen is that when the Gen 1 bullets are collected there will be many shooters who will want these bullets because they do work so well. So don't assume that just because you have Gen 1 bullets that you have bad bullets. They are not bad but rather have a lower velocity limit in some rifles than the Gen 2 bullets. In every other way they are just as good as the Gen 2 bullets and in the terminal performance area may be better (this is not tested yet).