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Berger Bullets 6.5mm (264 Diameter) 140 Grain

As far as these two bullets go,

Berger Hybrid Target Bullets 264 Caliber, 6.5mm (264 Diameter) 140 Grain Hollow Point Boat Tail (Ballistic Coefficient: 0.618)

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Berger Hunting Bullets 264 Caliber, 6.5mm (264 Diameter) 140 Grain VLD Hollow Point Boat Tail (Ballistic Coefficient: 0.612)

Would the .06 difference in Ballistic Coefficient make that much of a difference? My understanding is the hunting bullet has a thicker jacket. What makes a bullet a hybrid? This would be used in a 6.5x284, 28", 1-8 twist!
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Re: Berger Bullets 6.5mm (264 Diameter) 140 Grain

The hybrid has a completely different disgn than the VLD making it not nearly as sensitive to seating depth. That is why the hybrid is gonna be a hit! for hunting the hybrids have WAY to thin of a jacket
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Re: Berger Bullets 6.5mm (264 Diameter) 140 Grain

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The hybrid has a completely different disgn than the VLD making it not nearly as sensitive to seating depth. That is why the hybrid is gonna be a hit! for hunting the hybrids have WAY to thin of a jacket
Where did you get the info that the hybrids have a thinner jacket?? All the info I've seen says that all the hybrids are a thicker jacket, the target bullets also have a thicker jacket then the hunting bullet.
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Re: Berger Bullets 6.5mm (264 Diameter) 140 Grain

don't know 100% that the jackets are thinner just tested the hybrids VS VLD hunting. @ 100 yards the hybrids wont go through 5/8ths steel and the Hunting VLD's went through 3/4 out of the same gun and the same speed. I was assuming that that was due to a thin jacket I am probably wrong but I can attest that they aren't what you want for hunting unless it's one of the BIG calibers 230 30cal or 300 .338
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don't know 100% that the jackets are thinner just tested the hybrids VS VLD hunting. @ 100 yards the hybrids wont go through 5/8ths steel and the Hunting VLD's went through 3/4 out of the same gun and the same speed. I was assuming that that was due to a thin jacket I am probably wrong but I can attest that they aren't what you want for hunting unless it's one of the BIG calibers 230 30cal or 300 .338
Not sure I would base a bullets hunting worth on shooting steel.
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Not sure I would base a bullets hunting worth on shooting steel.
I have shot more than steel but that was the most dramatic difference that I could exsplain
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As far as these two bullets go,

Berger Hybrid Target Bullets 264 Caliber, 6.5mm (264 Diameter) 140 Grain Hollow Point Boat Tail (Ballistic Coefficient: 0.618)

VS

Berger Hunting Bullets 264 Caliber, 6.5mm (264 Diameter) 140 Grain VLD Hollow Point Boat Tail (Ballistic Coefficient: 0.612)

Would the .06 difference in Ballistic Coefficient make that much of a difference? My understanding is the hunting bullet has a thicker jacket. What makes a bullet a hybrid? This would be used in a 6.5x284, 28", 1-8 twist!
What makes the bullet a hybrid is that it uses a combination of a tangent and secant ogive making it less sensitive to seating depth. I don't think you would notice much of a difference with the .06 BC. Either bullet should stabilize in a 1-8" twist barrel. I would should which ever bullet shoots better in your rifle. But for hunting, the hybrids have yet to be proven.
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