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Unread 09-27-2011, 09:20 PM
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230 gr berger 300 ultra

Is any one shooting the 230gr berger out of a 300 ultra ? If so would you give me some loading info ? I bought 200 of them i did not know they have a heaver jacket then the 210 berger. I hope they will still work on game at 1200yd ? Any info would be great. Thanks for your time. Joe
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    Re: 230 gr berger 300 ultra

    I just started testing the 230 Berger's out of my 300 RUM using H1000.
    I started at 83grs and have gone up to 85grs without any pressure signs.
    10-3 shot groups shot prone off a bipod using a rear bean bag averaged .545 moa at distances of 300, 546 and 600 yds.

    They are a very long bullet, I can't seat them to fit the magazine so I have them just off the lands for now, COAL is right at 4".

    I will send some over the chronograph tomorrow along with shooting them at 1K.

    Hope this helps some.

    Wayne aka WAMBO
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    Unread 09-28-2011, 01:56 PM
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    Re: 230 gr berger 300 ultra

    here is a little more info

    300 RUM and Hybrid 230 gr Bergers
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    Re: 230 gr berger 300 ultra

    Definately post results. Sounds like a promising load!
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    Re: 230 gr berger 300 ultra

    Just got back from the range, was a great day for shooting groups!
    Shot 4-3 shot groups at 1000yds, again prone off a bipod with a rear bean bag.
    Groups averaged .343 moa, largest was 5.3125", smallest 1.875".
    Average speed was only 2891 fps with 84grs and 2904 fps with 85grs.
    I have not experienced any pressure signs yet and I would like to get closer to 3000 fps but in the past when I load it up hotter the primer pockets loosen up quickly so I might just leave it where it's at and enjoy the accuracy along with extended brass life.
    I think Berger hit a home run with the 30 cal 230gr Hybrid, it will replace the 240 gr SMK in my 300 RUM.

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    Re: 230 gr berger 300 ultra

    Has any one tried retumbo? What is faster H-1000 OR Retumbo ? My 300 ultra has a sort throat the lands ar 3.714. Can i have a gun smith make the chamber out to 4'' so i can get more powder in the case ? I have not got my dies yet so don't know how much powder i will get in it.
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    Re: 230 gr berger 300 ultra

    Retumbo is slower then H1000, I have not tried it yet.
    I will be trying it down the road as I do believe that you can get more speed with Retumbo but I have more H1000 on hand so I wanted to use it instead.
    I'm sure your smith could increase your freebore but I'd shoot the rifle as is before having him do that.
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