Originally Posted by AZShooter
Decisions decisions....you said the 230 OTM. Crunch the numbers again with the 230 target hybrids. That is the bullet that is so deeply seated in my friend's 22 inch A-bolt with Boss in 300 WSM, getting 2725 fps.
I re ran the numbers with the 230 Target Hybrid and at 800 the velocity and energy are within 60 fps and ft lbs between the 300 and 338, elevations in within a 1/10th MOA and windage favors the 230 by a couple 1/10ths.
Very close to each other at the same starting velocity, but if your buddy is getting 2725 from a 22in barrel seated deep going to a long action 26in barrel a guy may be surprised at the velocity gain!!!
I've had exceptional success getting Bergers to shoot, I had a rocky start but I've loaded so many now that I can usually get them dialed in very quick, the last one only took 12 rounds and we had found the load, loaded up a bunch and punished rocks out as far as the shooter was capable. But some guns just flat reject all common sense
and won't shoot a certain bullet, I don't dwell on it just move to another bullet before wasting multiple boxes trying to force it to happen.