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Unread 12-30-2013, 10:24 PM
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Berger classic hunting bullets

I am going to work up a load for my 300 WBY using 185 GR Berger
Classic hunting bullets. Does anyone have a report of how these bullets performed on game. What game, how far was the shot, results? Thanks Jeff
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    Unread 12-30-2013, 11:12 PM
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    Re: Berger classic hunting bullets

    Welcome to LRH Jeff.

    I would recommend the 215 or 230 Hybrids for the 300 Wby. I'm loading the 230 in my 300 RUM. With frangible bullets it's best to go with heavier for cal bullets with more mass and lower velocities especially with classic bullets in the J4 jackets. A few members have had good success with the 215 and 230 Hybrids and 230 OTM in the larger 30 cal magnums. My general rule of thumb is to avoid impact velocities over 3000 fps with the Bergers, especially the lighter ones. Retumbo and H1000 are popular powders for them.
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    Re: Berger classic hunting bullets

    Here is a thread on a not so good result from a 185 out of a 300 WSM at 400 yds.

    Berger Fail on elk
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    Re: Berger classic hunting bullets

    Thanks. Do you know what the difference between the hybrid bullets and the classic hunter? Is it the jacket?
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    Yes, it's the jacket. The Hybrids and OTM's have a slightly thicker jacket... but I know the 215 and 230 Hybrids have large cavities in the tip helping for good expansion.
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    SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr


    Here is a link on some testing i did last year with them, they are awsome!!! I've killed probadly 30 animials with bergers and have never been more satisfied!!! No matter what bullet you use there will always be issues, i guess some people just have more problems then others!! Don't be scared give them a shot
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    Thanks for all of your input.
    I have decided to hunt with the 215 Hybrid bullets. (will order some if I can find them?) I noticed the hybrid bullets are longer than the classic hunter. Will run into problems with: bullet seating depth and or being to long to fit into magazine?
    Jeff
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