Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics


Reply

Comparing the Berger 210 VLD to the 215 Hybrid

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #176  
Old 11-23-2012, 03:55 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: AustRaliA - ViCtoRiA B_dale
Posts: 158
re: Comparing the Berger 210 VLD to the 215 Hybrid

Quote:
Originally Posted by Broz View Post
Another elk DRT.... Well if you don't count it rolling down the hill like a sack of potatoes. My wife took this large cow today with my 300 win and a 215 Berger. She tucked it right behind the shoulder with the cow quartering away. One and done.

Distance 585 yards
impact velocity was 2397
energy was 2743 lbs

Didn't take pics inside as it was dark by the time I got it gutted. But it had a .308 entrance, mush for lungs and no exit.

Jeff


very nicely done.
is that an ELK it kinda looks like the sambar over here in australia.
if its a sambar doe ITS HUGE
__________________
*If You Herd My Shot You were NOT My Target*
Reply With Quote
  #177  
Old 11-23-2012, 04:42 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Townsend, Montana.
Posts: 7,934
re: Comparing the Berger 210 VLD to the 215 Hybrid

Quote:
Originally Posted by schwabdog View Post
very nicely done.
is that an ELK it kinda looks like the sambar over here in australia.
if its a sambar doe ITS HUGE
Thanks!, It is an adult cow elk. Yes, a big one.

Jeff
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #178  
Old 11-24-2012, 07:06 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 23
re: Comparing the Berger 210 VLD to the 215 Hybrid

I dont mean to hijack thias great thread, but can you guys tell me how long your 210 and 215s are from the base to the tip? I'm getting ready to build a 300 win mag and am trying to figure out if the long ones will fit in a regular rem mag box or if I need to use a wyatt's box.
Thanks.
Sandman
Reply With Quote
  #179  
Old 11-24-2012, 09:59 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Townsend, Montana.
Posts: 7,934
re: Comparing the Berger 210 VLD to the 215 Hybrid

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sandman View Post
I dont mean to hijack thias great thread, but can you guys tell me how long your 210 and 215s are from the base to the tip? I'm getting ready to build a 300 win mag and am trying to figure out if the long ones will fit in a regular rem mag box or if I need to use a wyatt's box.
Thanks.
Sandman
No problem.

The 210's measure 3.550"
the 215's measure 3.630"

Both loads are -.040" off the lans in my rifle with my reamer.

Jeff
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #180  
Old 11-24-2012, 10:44 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Townsend, Montana.
Posts: 7,934
re: Comparing the Berger 210 VLD to the 215 Hybrid

Today I took a friends uncle out for a cow elk. Found a small herd grazing and put a little sneak on them to the top of a ridge for a down hill shot ay 780 yards. The trigger broke and shortly after the cow folded up and went straight down. Kicked a few times and was done.

Facts:
300 win / 215 Berger Hybrid
780 yards
impact velocity= 2213 fps.
energy= 2338 lbs.
Bullet exited with a nice 1 1/4" exit hole
Placement was less than perfect but even back a little, fragments made it to the heart and lungs.

The cow as we found her with exit hole.




Heart and lung damage



Pic from the cow back to the shooting position (red arrow)




The happy picture of her loaded up after a 2 hr. drag.




This is big game animal number 18 for the season for this rifle and the 215 Berger Hybrids. The majority of the animals have went straight down. The ones that didn't have not made it more than a few steps. The thing that amazes me is the fact that these bullet have seemed to cover our butt on a few shots with not perfect placements. This is why I prefer a bullet that fragments. They have my back. But when you get one that works like this one did where it fragments and severely damages vitals while still passing through with a large exit hole you have it all. And that is what the 215 Hybrids are doing for me on the long pokes. How can I not like this bullet for hunting?

Jeff
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #181  
Old 11-25-2012, 03:12 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Pocahontas, AR
Posts: 909
re: Comparing the Berger 210 VLD to the 215 Hybrid

Sir, I don't know how you would.
I have a fact. lam. stock 300WM Sendero that shoots very well indeed for a factory rifle. The throat is fairly short for a fact. rifle but I am going to try these!
Great info, I appreciate you sharing!!
__________________
You will not make peace with the Blue Coats, you are free to go.
Reply With Quote
  #182  
Old 11-25-2012, 08:00 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Townsend, Montana.
Posts: 7,934
re: Comparing the Berger 210 VLD to the 215 Hybrid

Well, the 2012 Montana Elk and deer season is now closed. But not before we whacked one more cow for a friend of mine. First long range shot he has ever taken using anything other than hold over poke and hope. I dialed him in for the shot at 500 yards and he did a good job on the trigger end. The cow dropped and rolled into a ravine. The next two hours was spent dragging her out. I didn't take pics this time but it was just like the other 500 yard shots. One shot and done.

That makes 19 big game kills for the 300 win and the 215 Berger Hybrid this season. I hope I get to post one more for an even 20. This time of a wolf and soon.

Jeff
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Comparing the Berger 210 VLD to the 215 Hybrid
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Berger 7mm hybrid BC test elmerdeer Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 11 08-27-2012 02:53 PM
168 Berger Hybrid liltank Long Range Hunting & Shooting 11 01-01-2012 09:24 PM
berger 230 hybrid Chase Curtis Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 1 11-05-2011 05:18 PM
The Berger 300 gr Hybrid Gen 2 Shawn Carlock Long Range Hunting & Shooting 31 10-31-2011 07:59 AM
.308 230 grn Hybrid Berger? durak Long Range Hunting & Shooting 10 08-28-2011 10:09 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC