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.338 Hornady Interbod 225gr/338 Lapua

 
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:04 AM
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Re: .338 Hornady Interbod 225gr/338 Lapua

When the 300 hybrid came out there was no mention of the 250 VLD. I called Berger a few weeks ago. They said they were working on it. I didn't get an exact date for availability.

I think it could be a better choice for big game. It would be going faster which could cause more devastation at long range. With the BC being so high it wouldn't loose much to the 300 hybrid for game killing distances. It also might fit some of the shorter magazines a bit better. I know so little about this bullet, all is conjecture on my part.

We will just have to wait.
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:42 PM
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Re: .338 Hornady Interbod 225gr/338 Lapua

yea i would love to get my hands on some berger 250s with a BC that high. im sure it will be quite some time though.

Topshot - where did you purchasethse 250 HPBT bullets or did you by the factory ammo from Hornady?
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:22 PM
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Re: .338 Hornady Interbod 225gr/338 Lapua

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yea i would love to get my hands on some berger 250s with a BC that high. im sure it will be quite some time though.

Topshot - where did you purchasethse 250 HPBT bullets or did you by the factory ammo from Hornady?
The 250 grain Hornady BTHP match bullet has been available for years. I live down in Australia and have no trouble getting them.

They have changed the design of the bullet slightly in recent times. I have both the old design and the new design. The new design comes in a glossy box with a picture of a bullet on the front. The old desigh is in a matt red box with just Hornady printed on it.

The old design had more of a secant Ogive and smaller Meplat than the new design. The new design seems to have the meplat uniformed. They seem to change a bit from batch to batch.

The new design has a published G1 B.C. of 0.67. I tested the old design at a starting M.V. of 2650 and it tracked perfectly with a G1 B.C. of 0.63 out to 1000 yards and agrees very well with Bryan Litz G7 B.C. that is published in his book.
Out past 1500 yards at a starting velocity of over 3000 fps I found it actually shoots somewhere in between the Hornady G1 B.C. of 0.67 and Litz G7 B.C. of 0.323 in my rifle. I didn't bother to work it out exactly as I don't hunt at that distance but noted it in my log for future referance.

I think when shooting at that distance you would want to batch your projectiles so that they are all from the the same production run.

Do the numbers on this bullet. It is quite impressive.
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:34 PM
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Re: .338 Hornady Interbod 225gr/338 Lapua

yea your right i think i am going to get a box and see how they do in my gun. i really want to find a high BC bullet in the 225 - 250 range that shoots great and has devistating results on the game. I dont eat the shoulders on the animal so I am not worried about the bullet retaining most of its weight. Some of the feilds where we hunt in are extremely long and it can be a task sometimes finding your deer if it runs a little ways
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