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??Berger Hybrids not for hunting??

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Unread 06-06-2012, 09:36 PM
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??Berger Hybrids not for hunting??

Guess I should have looked into it a bit more. Received 400 bullets today: 6.5mm 140 Hybrid and 7mm 180 Hybrid Bergers. Box says not recommended for hunting.

I guess I thought with all the chat on here they were ok for hunting.

No?

Anyone kill any game with them? I drew for CO mulie and wanted to try them but not if they aren't going to perform. Or is this like other "target" bullets not recommended for game but work anyway?
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    Re: ??Berger Hybrids not for hunting??

    I recently ordered some and have those exact same concerns. I believed that they were fine for hunting based on some of the discussions I have read on here. Look forward to hearing some feedback from others who have experience with them. Great question.
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    Re: ??Berger Hybrids not for hunting??

    They have a thicker jacket than the hunting ones, depending on how fast you send them or what you shoot with them, they might be just right.
    I have heard of the .284 180gr being sent at 3400 fps and shooting big bull tahr with them at ranges past 500yds with no problems.
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    Re: ??Berger Hybrids not for hunting??

    I do recall a gent who posed that very question to Walt Berger, his reply was (i'm paraphrasing):

    The reason they are not labeled as recommended for hunting is because Berger had not conducted sufficient testing to ensure their effectiveness. He also went on to state that he would have no issue with using then himself in a hunting situation.


    I sure hope they work! I have a box of 6.5mm 140 Hybrids awaiting my 6.5WSM

    I would expect them to work.... but i've been wrong before..... once....

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    Re: ??Berger Hybrids not for hunting??

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    Re: ??Berger Hybrids not for hunting??

    replied to PM. I'm most likely going to just keep my fingers crossed and go with these hybrids. Hopefully I'll get a buck this fall in CO.
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    Re: ??Berger Hybrids not for hunting??

    I believe, but I may be wrong. Labeling for hunting takes them out of the law enforcement, and military market. I can't speak to their performance. Mostly I'm hoping if the thread survives a while Berger may clarify.
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