I am very dissapointed with Berger bullets regarding the 338 hybrid bullet.
First let me say; no-one is more of a fan of Berger bullets than I am, perhaps that is the root of my disappointment. If any other company would have made the claims Berger did about an upcoming bulllet they were going to introduce, and the results ended up being far short of those claims, I would not have been nearly as disapointed.
How long have we been teased with this bullet? Two years as least. I am one of the guys who has spent a lot of money on a custom rifle (and dies) built specifically to shoot a bullet with a BC of nearly .9. Now we find out the bullets BC is barely above .8 and can not withstand (in some or most rifles) much more than 2800 fps, almost certainly not the velocities the 338 Yogi I am having Dave Tooley built will produce.
I find it unimaginable that a company with the reputation of Berger bullets would not thoroughly test and confirm, at an absolute minimum, the ballistic coefficient and velocity ceiling of the bullets before ever talking about them in public. It would have been ok to say you were working on something in the 338 caliber and to give goals regarding BC, etc. But to publish data before thoroughly testing and confirming it is unacceptable.
USMC Scout Sniper 88-94
Instructor 1st. Mar. Div. SS school 91-94