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I am very dissapointed with Berger bullets regarding the 338 hybrid bullet.

 
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:23 PM
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Re: I am very dissapointed with Berger bullets regarding the 338 hybrid bullet.

Wow that's really disappointing. Just read the bullitin. Was really thinking about building an Edge this summer since there is now more than just one bullet to choose from. But a BC just marginally better than the SMK and can't be launched over 2800fps... So much hype about this being the cats meow when it comes to long range hunting bullets and now this. Let's see how long it takes Berger to fix this.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:37 PM
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Re: I am very dissapointed with Berger bullets regarding the 338 hybrid bullet.

Good point Tyler, 300 smk-I think that's probably what most folks will do until or if Berger remedies.
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:29 PM
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Re: I am very dissapointed with Berger bullets regarding the 338 hybrid bullet.

I'm not in the least disappointed. However I'm shooting a clunky old RUM and don't approach 2800 FPS. With its best shooting loads I barely break 2700. The Hybrid shoots a bit better in this rifle than the SMK though a bit slower as it likes H-1000 and I've become more conservative with my powder charges. Though, I'm still 1 grain over book, if that means anything.

However, I am pleased that I chose a 375 cal over a something in 338 for the next and last hopefully nearing completion build.

By the time Berger figures out that more of a solid base type bullet is needed something in 375 shouldn't be too far down the road. (I'm getting pretty long in the tooth to wait too long)
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Old 06-11-2010, 12:07 AM
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Re: I am very dissapointed with Berger bullets regarding the 338 hybrid bullet.

Kirby allan shoots the 300 smk's at blistering speeds out of his 338 allan mag. He shoots the 300 smk out the barrel at 3300 fps...this in 32 inch barrels.
The SMK really holds up well.

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Old 06-11-2010, 10:20 AM
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Re: I am very dissapointed with Berger bullets regarding the 338 hybrid bullet.

It seems that the Hybrid was designed as a target bullet again with the hope that it might perform as a hunting bullet. Seems like thid discussion has been around he block a few times.....Rich
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Old 06-11-2010, 12:49 PM
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Re: I am very dissapointed with Berger bullets regarding the 338 hybrid bullet.

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It seems that the Hybrid was designed as a target bullet again with the hope that it might perform as a hunting bullet. Seems like thid discussion has been around he block a few times.....Rich
Regarding my above quote; in fairness to Berger, I don't think that they ever said the the new hybrid was a hunting bullet. In fact, I believe that I can quote Bryan in saying that the jury was still out on whether it was suitable as a hunting bullet or not. Sometimes I think our enthusiasm for something new gets ahead of reality. At least I am guilty of this. For now, I guess this bullet falls into the same category as do previous bullets. "There are long range bullets and there are hunting bullets but there are no long range hunting bullets", At least by our definition of long range and by a major manufacturer. IMHO......Rich
P.S. It may well be a long range hunting bullet if its kept within certain MV's.
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Old 06-11-2010, 07:05 PM
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Re: I am very dissapointed with Berger bullets regarding the 338 hybrid bullet.

Glad I didn't sell my 300gr SMK's.
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