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230 hybrid target vs. 230 hybrid OTM

 
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:10 PM
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Re: 230 hybrid target vs. 230 hybrid OTM

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Ordered two boxes of 230 grain Hybrid Targets. Should have them by the end of next week. Problem is my wife says that they're a Christmas present for me and must stay under the tree!! I told her that they don't fly well all wrapped up like that.

FYI. The target 230s have a longer nose and are listed to have a G7 BC of .380. In comparison, the tactical 230 has a G7 BC of .368 and a shorter nose for easier magazine fit and function. I don't know if mag function is a necessity for you, but the BC of the target hybrid is just plain sexy.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:50 PM
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Re: 230 hybrid target vs. 230 hybrid OTM

OK boys here it is!! Got my 230 Match Hybrid Target bullets today. I split the jacket off of one of the 230's and one off of my 210 hunting VLD with a dremel tool. I carefully cleaned up the sharp edges with emery cloth when done as to get accurate measurements. On each jacket (230 and 210) I measured in five places starting at the base and going to the middle of the ogive recording all measurements. I repeated this process once so as to average my findings. Talk about excited, here is what I found!

Berger 230 Match Hybrid Target average jacket thickness: .023"

Berger 210 Match Hunting VLD average jacket thickness: .022"

Metplant Diameter (As accurately as I could measure):
210 Hunting VLD: .070"
230 Hybrid Target: .070"

Might we expect to see VLD like performance on game? I don't know, but I'm going to find out next season!!
The 230 is on top, the 210VLD on the bottom.
230 hybrid target vs. 230 hybrid OTM-berger-jacket-comparison-085.jpg
Notice the blunt nose on the lead portion of the 230, this might actually work better to open on game?
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:03 AM
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Re: 230 hybrid target vs. 230 hybrid OTM

Nice, I would love to see what a 230 OTM's wall thickness is. If its close I would go with the Target and better BC. But I have seen what the OTM's can do and its plain nasty.
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Thanks for your time, effort, and photo. The photos are always interesting and informative.
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Thanks for your time, effort, and photo. The photos are always interesting and informative.
Plus one, Thanks !!

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Re: 230 hybrid target vs. 230 hybrid OTM

Plus 2!
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Re: 230 hybrid target vs. 230 hybrid OTM

Tried mine in my 30-378 Bee. .33" at 100 so far.

The winds have not been kind enough to let me stretch her out!

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