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105 gr Berger or the 105 gr Hornady bthp?

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Unread 02-10-2013, 08:53 PM
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105 gr Berger or the 105 gr Hornady bthp?

I am having a 6mm Creedmore built and have a long wait. I have done some searching on both but haven't found anything comparing the two. Is the $10 per box more for the Bergers really worth it or are the Hornady's just as good. Has anyone shot both and now prefer one over the other?
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    Unread 02-11-2013, 06:15 AM
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    Re: 105 gr Berger or the 105 gr Hornady bthp?

    I shoot the 105 Berger target hybrid in my 6mm-284. The suggested BC of .547 matches my comeups. As predicted the hybrid bullet was very easy to load. I decided to make this rifle a repeater in a SA Rem. Even with a Wyatt's mag box the jump to rifling was .065". Didn't have to do a thing but work up powder charges.

    You can be the first to compare the two. Based on other bullets made by Hornady, I would predict the BC of the 105 HPBT to be lower than advertised.

    Shoot both and let us know. Or just go with the Berger.
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    Re: 105 gr Berger or the 105 gr Hornady bthp?

    I have tested the 105 hornady hpbt and Amax, berger hunting vld, berger hybrid, and 107 SMK all in one setting from my 6br. Using a very heavy charge of Re17, the same charge for all bullets though, and the same seating depth, .020" jam.
    Results.
    600yrds <2 mph wind 63*
    Hornady hpbt match 3030fps avg 4.88" group for 5 shots
    Amax 3020fps avg 2.78" 5 shot
    Berger hunting vld 3060fps avg 4.16" 5 shot
    Berger hybrid 3070fps avg 2.86" 5 shot
    Sierra matchking 107 3010fps avg-horrible! Well over moa

    The only two bullets of the 5 that didn't hit within 1/4" with the same dialup were the Berger hybrids (1.5" high) and the 107 SMKs (1" low)
    Hope this helps, if I were only shooting to 750yrds my choice would be the Amax beyond that the Berger Hybrid.
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    Re: 105 gr Berger or the 105 gr Hornady bthp?

    Thank you backwoods. Thats the kind of feed back info I was looking for.
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    Re: 105 gr Berger or the 105 gr Hornady bthp?

    No problem, just data I collected when trying to decide what bullet I will be using in the little 6br in a few 1k matches this year.
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    Re: 105 gr Berger or the 105 gr Hornady bthp?

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    Originally Posted by platapus View Post
    I am having a 6mm Creedmore built and have a long wait. I have done some searching on both but haven't found anything comparing the two. Is the $10 per box more for the Bergers really worth it or are the Hornady's just as good. Has anyone shot both and now prefer one over the other?

    I shoot the 107 SMK in 6br they were more accurate than the hornady or bergers. As observed by Backwoods the 107s shot like **** in mine when jammed pull them off the lands and they shot lights out
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