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Old 03-11-2013, 04:55 PM
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230 Berger hybrid target for hunting?

I know the 230 Berger came in a OTM version (which I have been shooting) and have had tons of grins with this bullet. I also know that the OTM version has a thinker jacket which makes is most suitable for hunting. However, has anyone used the target hybrid on any game? I know the jacket is thinner but the bc is a bit higher. Anyone with any experience hunting with it?

I do need to say thank you to Broz and Young Gun for steering me to this bullet. I was skeptical at first but now super happy the more I shoot it.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:33 PM
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Re: 230 Berger hybrid target for hunting?

Hey Jayson, i am 99% sure Bob Beck from Extreme Outer Limits tv has been using the 230 target out of the 300 EOL, might want to send him a PM if he doesnt chime in here.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:02 PM
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Re: 230 Berger hybrid target for hunting?

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Hey Jayson, i am 99% sure Bob Beck from Extreme Outer Limits tv has been using the 230 target out of the 300 EOL, might want to send him a PM if he doesnt chime in here.
Make that 100%. It is what Bob uses with fantastic success. I spoke with about the OTM and the standard hybrid a few weeks ago. He prefers the thinner jacketed hybrid for hunting as opposed to the thicker jacketed OTM.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:43 PM
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Re: 230 Berger hybrid target for hunting?

Thanks boys. My plan is to switch but I wanted to see if anyone had some data with this bullet and some hunting success. Sounds like Bob has achieved the success I am looking for.

Thanks again gentlemen!
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:44 AM
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Re: 230 Berger hybrid target for hunting?

I thought the 230 gr Berger OTM and target hybrids shared the same jacket thickness.

It took me a while but I found the quote:


Bob Beck of Extreme Outer Limits posted this on LRH regarding the performance of the 230 match hybrid target:

"For the 230 I am using so far it has been the target. Not that the jacket is any different than the OTM, just the nose design for a little higher B.C. Now one important thing I would like to mention, is that I noticed the 230 traveling 3000 fps out of my 26" bbl took away some of my concerns about the thicker jackets."
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:20 AM
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Re: 230 Berger hybrid target for hunting?

I've been wanting to give some of these a try too, but I'm having pretty good luck with the 215gr Hybrid Target in the 300 Win Mag right now and I'm not sure adding more weight will really gain me anything. But for a RUM it looks like it would be the ticket! What is the 300 EOL?? I can't keep up with cartridges anymore!
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:54 AM
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Re: 230 Berger hybrid target for hunting?

EOL = extreme outer limits.

It took some digging but the 300 EOL is most likely the 300 ultra mag.

Some articles that lead me in that direction:

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