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Old 11-14-2008, 11:45 AM
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New Berger 338 bullets...FYI

I wrote Berger to find out any new information on availability and twist.
Eric Stecker wrote back ( in less than 10 minutes I might add ) :

"We have a lot of work to do before the 338 cal bullets are completed. I estimate that this will be completed in the summer of 2009. Understand that I also estimated we would be done by Sept. 08.


All the 338 cal bullets were designed to work in a 10” twist. Once the bullets are physically made we will know for sure but for now a 10” is my best recommendation."


I guess there is no need to sit on the edge of my chair waiting

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Old 11-14-2008, 12:19 PM
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Re: New Berger 338 bullets...FYI

Thanks for the update Edge! I've found Eric to be good with email replies also.
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Re: New Berger 338 bullets...FYI

Thanks for the update.

I feel a little deflated now !

A 300 grn 338 cal with a .9 + BC sounded good to me.

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Re: New Berger 338 bullets...FYI

was that a 300 gr A-max i just heard zip through the air?
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Re: New Berger 338 bullets...FYI

Nope; it was a 300 grain Lapua Scenar.

I'm a bit skeptical that you can get a 338 bullet that will stabalize with a 10 twist barrel to have a BC of .900,or better, but I would love for it to be true, as I would buy a ton of them and shoot them until I burn out several barrels in my 338 LM Improved.

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Re: New Berger 338 bullets...FYI

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Nope; it was a 300 grain Lapua Scenar.

I'm a bit skeptical that you can get a 338 bullet that will stabalize with a 10 twist barrel to have a BC of .900,or better, but I would love for it to be true, as I would buy a ton of them and shoot them until I burn out several barrels in my 338 LM Improved.

JeffVN
Good point...but like you, I hope it's true. We'll see.
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Re: New Berger 338 bullets...FYI

By the way, I sent Hornady an email a few minutes before I sent the one to Berger.
Eric replied in about 10 minutes ( I was not in my office the whole time so it could have been sooner ), but I am still waiting for a reply from Hornady on their A-Max!

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