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Old 07-01-2010, 01:20 PM
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Buck, This rifle started life with a 5.5~22x50 NXS. I aquired the current 8~32 and wanted to try it. If I was to do it again I would probably stay with a 5.5~22. I hardly ever turn the scope off highest setting. The 32 x is touchy about getting a good full view through it. It does alow you to have a bigger target to precisely place your POA but I can not think of a situation where I ever felt the 5.5~22 would not be sufficient.

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Thanks for your insite.

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Just got a few more Hybrids in... I am stocked up for a while anyway..

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Broz,
I enjoy reading your posts, as you put in great effort in your longrange work. Keep it up.
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Your experience with the new Berger 338 seems to run counter to the many disappointing stories I've read. What are your thoughts on the disappointing results other have had?

I'm curious because I'm giving some consideration to building a big 338 but would like to have another bullet choice besides the SMK.
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Broz:
Your experience with the new Berger 338 seems to run counter to the many disappointing stories I've read. What are your thoughts on the disappointing results other have had?

I'm curious because I'm giving some consideration to building a big 338 but would like to have another bullet choice besides the SMK.

Not being sarcastic at all, please don't take it that way. But, where are the stories that are from people actually shooting them? I am aware that Berger announced that some 338 Lapuas and larger cases loaded at max or close using powder with fast burn rates, like ball powder, have had this " nose slump" problem. But with my standard 338 Lapua I have not had this problem. From the start, even during load development they have shot 1/2 moa or better for me. I have over 100 down range and I just bought a bunch more. I have 700 SMK's on the shelf too. I feel the Bergers are shooting better from my rifle and very very consistant.

I have posted these before but I will add some pics to this thread. Some of the first groups are development loads. I was anxiuos and shooting with bad mirage as noted in some pics. Here are some of the pics that will speak of my experiene with the new Berger .338 Hybrid.

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These are after I finalized a load and stretched them out a bit.

At 1000 yards



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At 1180 yards 5 shots one off the target due to wind.




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