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Old 12-03-2012, 09:54 AM
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Berger 300g 'Elite Hunter' original Gen 1?

Is the Berger 300g 'Elite Hunter' original Gen 1 300g bullet that had occasional trouble being launched at faster than 338 Lapua speeds? I read a post by Litz fromlast spring that has me wondering. Called Berger but am tired of playing phone tag with them.
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Re: Berger 300g 'Elite Hunter' original Gen 1?

I'm pretty sure you are correct. They work great @ 338 RUM velocities. I only have a few left before I HAVE to switch to the newer ones.

If it weren't for that particular bullet I'm confident my elk would have gotten away.
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Re: Berger 300g 'Elite Hunter' original Gen 1?

Hmmm....I guess I jumped and bought some of the new relabled 'Elite Hunter' bullets without knowing that they were the Gen 1s, if this is correct. If they are the same bullet and Berger knew that, they should've been clearly labeled in some way as to make the buyer aware of the potential issue with them. If the new 'Elite Hunter' bullets are indeed the Gen 1s, I hope they'll hold together being pushed at 2950fps. I've had one shot for sure that I felt good about and then didn't see a hit (target) at 975. Hopefully, that was just my mistake and not the bullet. Sure would like to get this question definitively answered.
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Re: Berger 300g 'Elite Hunter' original Gen 1?

U most probably weren't wrong in your assumption.

I've witnessed 168 30 cal VLDs dust out of a Mod 70 Featherweigh '06. Had to switch to 180s to solve the problem.
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Re: Berger 300g 'Elite Hunter' original Gen 1?

I read somewhere that the elite hunters are not the gen 1. They have a thicker base than the gen 1s but a thinner nose than the gen 2 for more fragmentation for better terminal performance.

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Re: Berger 300g 'Elite Hunter' original Gen 1?

I hope you are right, Riley.
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Re: Berger 300g 'Elite Hunter' original Gen 1?

See! That smart-alecky little kid knows more that I do about the topic!

Just finished True Grit again. Getting more respect for 14 year old people all the time.
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