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shot 300 gr Bergers in 338 edge

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shot 300 gr Bergers in 338 edge

I just ran some test loads in my 338 edge with the berger 300's...Very impressive.

My first test was only at 100 yards and next Im going out to 500 and 1,000 at night without wind to get the real story.

I loaded 91 gr...92 gr...and 93 grs of H1000 on the lands....same 91,92 and 93....010 off the lands....020, .030 and .040 off the lands...45 bullets total in sets of 3 shots.

Best group was At 91 grs...at .010 off the lands...I shot 3 bullets in the same hole for a 0.080 group..less than 1/10 of an inch group at 100 yards...First shot..2780 fps,,seond shot 2782 fps...3rd shot..freaking chrono broke..


From there as I increased the load the group spread out and at 93 grains..the bolt was sticky, but the primers still looked ok.

Also as I played around with the seating,,the groups started to spread out.

This berger shoots better than my smk at 100 yards in my 338 edge, the next step is to take it out..way out...I will post the results and a foto of the target next week.

Also, the true velocity was probably closer to just over 2800 fps, because I had the crono at least 15 feet from the muzzle....

338 edge
14.75 pound gun
BAT action
DE break
Best load...91 gr H1000
.010 off the lands
Berger 300's
CCI 250 LRM primers
2780 FPS

zman

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    Re: shot 300 gr Bergers in 338 edge

    Kellyzier,

    You didn't shoot the chrono right? Just kidding!

    That's awesome shooting. What barrel are you using?

    Chrono at 15' you won't get more than 7 fps with that

    hight BC bullet. Meaning MV corrected should be around 2788 fps.

    Let's know how she does at long range.
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    Re: shot 300 gr Bergers in 338 edge

    Thanks for the info. I just received mine yesterday. How are they pressure wise and velocity wise compared to the SMK. I've heard they take a little more powder to get them up to the same velocity.
    Thanks and good shooting.
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    Kellyzier,

    You didn't shoot the chrono right? Just kidding!

    That's awesome shooting. What barrel are you using?

    Chrono at 15' you won't get more than 7 fps with that

    hight BC bullet. Meaning MV corrected should be around 2788 fps.

    Let's know how she does at long range.


    No, I think it's just getting old, I did shoot one of the legs last year though....

    It's a Defensive Edge gun...Hart barrel, 1-10 twist, 30 inch, with Shawn's big flat top break...

    Thanks for the heads up on the speed....I can't wait to get this bullet out to distances..Shawn had a handful of guys shoot the Berger at just over a mile this year and they all hit the target at 1moa...He's said it really shoots well way out there.

    c ya
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    Re: shot 300 gr Bergers in 338 edge

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    I just ran some test loads in my 338 edge with the berger 300's...Very impressive.

    Best group was At 91 grs...at .010 off the lands...I shot 3 bullets in the same hole for a 0.080 group..less than 1/10 of an inch group at 100 yards...First shot..2780 fps,,seond shot 2782 fps...3rd shot..freaking chrono broke..

    zman
    What brand chronograph? Drives me nuts when my chrono's don't behave.
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    Re: shot 300 gr Bergers in 338 edge

    It's a Pro Chrono....Not sure if they are good, bad or indifferent?

    zman
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    Thanks for the info. I just received mine yesterday. How are they pressure wise and velocity wise compared to the SMK. I've heard they take a little more powder to get them up to the same velocity.
    Thanks and good shooting.
    Honestly, they seem to be right on par with the 300 gr SMK's. Although I have heard others say they are getting slightly more velocity out of the Bergers.
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