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Comparing the Berger 210 VLD to the 215 Hybrid

 
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Jeff.......good luck with your hunt!Not many speed goats to test on up here.......Rich
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Rich, I had a thought today. Would you be willing to run the same low velocity water test with a 210VLD hunting bullet? Are you set up to do that?
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Rich, I had a thought today. Would you be willing to run the same low velocity water test with a 210VLD hunting bullet? Are you set up to do that?
Sure, I could probably do that......Rich
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Sure, I could probably do that......Rich
Thank you Rich! Looking forward to seeing/hearing your results!
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Thank you Rich! Looking forward to seeing/hearing your results!
I don't have any 210 VLD's because I don't use them but if I get my hands on a few, I'll do the test......rich
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I don't have any 210 VLD's because I don't use them but if I get my hands on a few, I'll do the test......rich
Well Rich if you need any Barnes bullets let me know, chances are i have what you are looking for.
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re: Comparing the Berger 210 VLD to the 215 Hybrid

Ok, I took the time this evening to cut apart a 215 Hybrid Target and a 210 VLD hunting bullet in order to compare jacket thickness. I was surprised at how very close the averaged thicknesses were between the two bullets. Of course I discovered the same thing a year ago when I compared the 210 VLD hunting and a 230 Hybrid Target in the same manner. I measured from the base of each jacket up to the ogive in six different places. I measured twice in order to get an average on each measurement for each jacket.

210 VLD Hunting average thickness between all measurements: .0218"

215 Hybrid Target average thickness between all measurements: .024"

That leaves a difference of .0022" between the two.

I did notice that both bullets start out at the base with a .027" thickness. The 210 VLD quickly drops to .023" thick just .125" above the base. It gradually tapers off to .019" into the top part of the ogive.
The 215 also starts at .027" but gradually tapers from the base to the ogive and measures .0205" near the top of the ogive.
Not sure this is usefull to anyone else but it tells me that that jackets are so darned similar I just don't see a performance difference between the two bullets based off of jackets alone. You will notice that the lead core in the 215 does not extend far into the ogive of the bullet like the 210 does. I suppose this could create some differences in performance? Good or Bad? I guess we'll find out very soon
Comparing the Berger 210 VLD to the 215 Hybrid-210-vld-215-hybrid.jpg
From top to bottom: 215 jacket, 210 jacket, 210 lead core, 215 lead core
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