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.
Notice the blunt nose on the lead portion of the 230, this might actually work better to open on game?