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I had some 338 Hybrids and they did not work well on whitetail at any range.
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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.
Berger isn't going to clarify it. Their position is... They could work for hunting but there is a possibility they could pencil right thru an animal.
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I had some 338 Hybrids and they did not work well on whitetail at any range.
What about them didn't work? I shot a few this last season and thought they were stellar, though a little brutal close.
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What about them didn't work? I shot a few this last season and thought they were stellar, though a little brutal close.


Iwould bet! Should be a sight to behold though Almost a guarantee there isn't a tracking issue lol
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There was no expansion at all. One whitetail at 125yds and one at 650yds. They were leaving the muzzle at 2700fps. Penciled rite through.
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There was no expansion at all. One whitetail at 125yds and one at 650yds. They were leaving the muzzle at 2700fps. Penciled rite through.
Were these the 300 / .338 Hybrids? Lets see some pics please. With over a dozen one shot kills on elk, deer and antelope none have required a second shot and all were pretty much DRT. I would love to see the .338 sized exit you speak of.


Here was an antelope from some of our first testing of the 338 Hybrids. Antelope are pretty soft animals and I use them to test expansion as it is pretty hard to loose one in the open terrain. This shot was from 500 yards and a MX of 2800 fps.

Entrance inside the rib cage.




Exit far side rib cage. No tracking was required.








The results of the 338 Hybrids for us on elk and deer were spectacular at distances from 400 to 1000. All the exits were consistant 1 1/4 to 1 1/2" and usually every vital organ between were destroyed.




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Walt Berger returned my email. He said simply the hybrids are not for hunting but some hunting hybrids are in the works. powder valley inc wants 10% restocking fee.
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