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Old 09-18-2012, 10:56 AM
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Berger 338 Elite Hunting Hybrids

Gentlemen,

Just wanted to let everyone know that we "NOW" have in stock, both the 250 and 300 grain Berger Elite hunting Hybrids in 338 caliber. These new boxes are packaged with 100 bullets in them, not 50. We have been shooting them with great success, so if anyone is interested in picking up a box or two, please check out the bullet section on our store.

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Re: Berger 338 Elite Hunting Hybrids

Are these the Gen 1 300g Bergers? Or, if not, how are they different from the Hybrid OTM Match 300g bullet?
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Re: Berger 338 Elite Hunting Hybrids

These bullets are neither, nor related to the generation 1 or 2 bullets. These are all new "Elite Hunting Hybrids" They have the same exact shape as the existing 300 grain Tactical bullets, but with a thinner jacket such as the VLD style bullets. These bullets were designed with only hunting in mind.
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Re: Berger 338 Elite Hunting Hybrids

OK.

Does the Gen 1 bullet have yet a thinner jacket? It was not surviving some higher velocity launches.

Does this new 'hunting' bullet have a 'velocity max'?

Do you have terminal performance info? Video/pix in ballistics gel? Photos on critters?
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Re: Berger 338 Elite Hunting Hybrids

Yes, under extreme bbl heat, the Gen 1's were not making it to target every time. However they killed animals very well. We had tons of experience with that. When they went to the Gen 2 bullets, it was noticed that the animals did not DRT as often. These are built with a jacket thickness that uses the best of both scenarios, yet mostly with the hunters in mind. Hence the name "Elite Hunting Hybrid"

For the new bullets, I was not part of the testing scenario. Yet I do know from working with Berger that all the bullets are tested for performance before they go to production.
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Re: Berger 338 Elite Hunting Hybrids

Alright, so Berger thinks these jackets are a happy medium, so to speak? I've killed two Muley's and a bear (going for bear this weekend) and the Hybrid OTM Matches have done the job well, but I have been a bit concerned about the lack of exit wound size--some expansion shown, but not as much as you might hope for, so perhaps this new design will deal with what 'issues' there have been.

Did I miss info on this bullet on the Berger site?
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Re: Berger 338 Elite Hunting Hybrids

Yes you are exactly correct! Happy medium, for the exact reasons you just explained.

Not sure on there website updates. To be honest, Chris and I just got home from a Wyoming Elk hunt last night and these bullets were all boxed up and on the door! Looked like Christmas come early for somebody! So we hurried and threw them up on our webstore, and posted here for guys to get hold of before the season gets any closer.
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