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Berger Elite Hunter 338's

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Unread 09-20-2013, 09:43 AM
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Re: Berger Elite Hunter 338's

The Elite Hunter's went back to the thinner jacket. The Gen II OTMs have a thicker jacket. You may not have an option but to wait for the OTMs unless you change bullets completely. Have you considered SMKs in the meantime?
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    Re: Berger Elite Hunter 338's

    Yes, I'm aware the OTM's we've been shooting for 2 years now have a thicker jacket than the Gen1's and the Elite Hunters. We've also been shooting the SMK's for many years, and still find them possibly the most accurate bullet out of our 338 Lunatics but like the higher BC of the Bergers, especially when hunting.
    Again, has anyone shot the 300gn Elite Hunter at 3200fps plus at 1000 yards plus, or does anyone know someone who has? I would like to hear someone else's actual experience and see if it mirrors what we saw.
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    Unread 09-20-2013, 04:33 PM
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    Re: Berger Elite Hunter 338's

    I think you'll find kiwi Greg is shooting them at around 3400 out of his cheytac based wildcat with good results.
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    Re: Berger Elite Hunter 338's

    We just had a big problem with Bergers at 2900 fps on a moose at 100 yards. They exploded and did not penetrate as expected it was ugly took three shots. We have to change something.
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    Re: Berger Elite Hunter 338's

    What was the shot placement on the moose? I am liking the otm better than the hunter for my preference and they still expand quickly.
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    Re: Berger Elite Hunter 338's

    Shoulder, neck, and back quartering away. Was advised that the bullet entered in the hind quarter and never made it to the diaphragm this was the last shot in an attempt to put it down
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    Unread 09-21-2013, 01:52 AM
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    Re: Berger Elite Hunter 338's

    I have been shooting the 300 Elite Hunters out of my 338 DCM at over 3400 fps without any issues.

    They appear to have the same speed & ballistics of the 300 OTM

    I have shot them past 2000 yards with no problems of them "disappearing" even out of a warm/hot barrel.


    Also havent had any trouble with them shooting rocks past 12-1400 yards.

    I sectioned some projectiles in December last year to roughly find out for myself the jacket thickness.

    Gen 1, 22 thou.
    Elite Hunter, 25 thou.
    OTM, 29 thou.
    SMK, 23 thou.

    I use a 1-10 36" Lilja barrel.
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