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SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

 
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:42 PM
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SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

When did this happen? I had heard/read about others but not this one.

Berger SAAMI Hybrid Hunting Bullets 284 Cal 7mm (284 Diameter) 168
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:24 PM
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Re: SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

No kidding, great question, and when are the other ones coming?
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:32 AM
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Re: SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

Thanks for the tip. I have been wondering when they would make any 168 hybrids. Surprised to see they are hunting versions. I immediately ordered two boxes before they are out of stock. Just in time for the fall hunts.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:32 AM
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Re: SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

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Thanks for the tip. I have been wondering when they would make any 168 hybrids. Surprised to see they are hunting versions. I immediately ordered two boxes before they are out of stock. Just in time for the fall hunts.
I ordered a box too. Surprised me as well, I saw them I though huh/ wait what when did these come out? The deal sealer was that Matrix ballistics added $20 to their shipping. Oh well need to get some other things from midway anyway may as well give these a whirl. Berger must like surprising us once in a while.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:35 AM
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Re: SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

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No kidding, great question, and when are the other ones coming?
I see they have them in 6mm, 270, 7mm, and 30cal
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:51 AM
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Re: SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

Thats looks like a worthwhile purchase, er experiment, umm inventory addition.
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:57 PM
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Re: SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

So after the initial test with this new bullet, I shot the following loads

Nosler cases, CCI250 primers, seated 0.020" off the lands, H1000 fired at 200yrds 5shot groups



70gr produced 1"

70.5 produce 1.5"

71gr produced 3/4" (including the flier that opened it up, the rest what touching)

no pressure signs what so ever
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