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Old 12-08-2011, 04:04 PM
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Re: 230 hybrid target vs. 230 hybrid OTM

Broz, She dropped like a rock, stumbled to her feet took two steps and fell over dead. For a second I thought I saw an alien pick her back up! I have to say I was a Nosler AB fan. But this year Berger has made me a believer.

Tumbleweed, The rum has a 26 inch barrel and it likes h-1000. I started with 89 and worked up to 93 grains. 93 is to hot for my gun, so I backed down to 92g.
Berger sent me a max load of around 85g which is super weak. But I thought I would let you know.
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:10 PM
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Re: 230 hybrid target vs. 230 hybrid OTM

Tumbleweed, Call Shawn Carlock at defensive edge. He did some testing on these bullets. So he might be able to give you more info. Good luck
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Broz, She dropped like a rock, stumbled to her feet took two steps and fell over dead. For a second I thought I saw an alien pick her back up! I have to say I was a Nosler AB fan. But this year Berger has made me a believer.

Tumbleweed, The rum has a 26 inch barrel and it likes h-1000. I started with 89 and worked up to 93 grains. 93 is to hot for my gun, so I backed down to 92g.
Berger sent me a max load of around 85g which is super weak. But I thought I would let you know.
Thanks, that's great news! I should be able to get close to my 3000fps then. I will try Retumbo first and see how consistent it is and then try my H1000 and see what works best. I think it's time to order
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:20 AM
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Re: 230 hybrid target vs. 230 hybrid OTM

Tumbleweed, look up Eric Stecker on this sight. He is the owner of Berger bullets. He will be able to answer your question with certainty. I'm surprised he hasn't answered yet unless he is hunting.

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Re: 230 hybrid target vs. 230 hybrid OTM

I'm getting ready to try some OTM hybrids in my .300 WSM with some IMR 7828 SSC to see what I can come up with. I've loaded up my first series for my Win M70 and will give them a go. The bullets are right at the lands and ended up at a COAL of 3.010. Luckily, the M70 has enough length in the magazine that these will still fit. I wanted to try H1000, but I didn't have enough space. I may still try some H1000 with a drop tube to help make space for the compressed loads. The 7828 fits fine though.

Just curious where are you guys seating the hybrids for accuracy? Also, according to Berger, aren't the thinner jackets better for hunting? I may try the 200 Hybrids as a hunting round.
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:47 PM
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Re: 230 hybrid target vs. 230 hybrid OTM

The BC on the 230 is extremely impressive. Even if you can't drive them to 3000 fps you'll still have an energy advantage over other heavy 308 bullets.

For example, I can push the 210s to 2800 fps in the WSM. If I can run the 230 to 2650 fps in the same rifle, the higher BC of the 230 will give me an energy advantage over the 150 fps faster 210.
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:24 PM
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The BC on the 230 is extremely impressive. Even if you can't drive them to 3000 fps you'll still have an energy advantage over other heavy 308 bullets.

For example, I can push the 210s to 2800 fps in the WSM. If I can run the 230 to 2650 fps in the same rifle, the higher BC of the 230 will give me an energy advantage over the 150 fps faster 210.

You're exactly right. I run the 210's at 3100fps and with the 230 Hy Target at 2975-3000fps I will still have 300lbs more energy and around 60fps more velocity at 1000 yards. An added bonus, the slower velocity should be easier on the barrel too.
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