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Re: 230 Bergers and 300 RUM

The 215 Hybrids with the RUM will outrun the 230's pretty quickly. In a 28" barrel we are seeing 3150-3200fps with the 215's. They have a .7 BC, and are pretty impressive actually. The 230's have a higher BC, but they only seem to run around 3050fps and won't beat the performance of the 215's.
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Re: 230 Bergers and 300 RUM

I am hoping to get to 3150 fps with my 30 inch barrel 300 RUM and Berger 230's . If not I am sure 3100 fps will do just fine . I also have a box of the 215's so we'll see which is more accurate.
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The 230's have a higher BC, but they only seem to run around 3050fps and won't beat the performance of the 215's.
To what distance are you refering to?

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To what distance are you refering to?

Jeff
I was wondering the same thing. Have not had a chance to test these yet and would like these points clarified before I buy a box of 230s or 215s for the RUM.
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I was wondering the same thing. Have not had a chance to test these yet and would like these points clarified before I buy a box of 230s or 215s for the RUM.
I have not shot the 215's yet either. But our comparisons between the 210's and the 230's in the same rifle showed the 230's were faster and with more energy right at the 1000 yard mark @ 4000'

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Re: 230 Bergers and 300 RUM

At 1500yds, the 215 has less elevation by about 1.25moa, and the same drift as the 230 Hybrid (.743 BC version). Out to 1k, it still carries the same 1moa advantage in elevation with roughly the same drift. The 230 OTM has a .711bc, so it would have even more of a difference than the .743bc 230 Hybrid comparison.

The only ones that I have tested are the 215 Hybrid (.696 BC) and the 230 Hybrid (.743 BC). I have not shot any of the 230 Tacticals, so I cannot reference those. Both have been shot out to 1500yds and the 215 does definitely use less elevation and the same drift. I couldn't get the 230's up over 3050 in a 28" barrel without hitting pressure. The 215's were not an issue at all to get up in the 3175 range in the same 28" barrel. Both are great bullets for the RUM, but I think the 215 is a little better balance. It hits almost as hard, but has less elevation with the same windage.
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At 1500yds, the 215 has less elevation by about 1.25moa, and the same drift as the 230 Hybrid (.743 BC version). Out to 1k,.
Travis, did you mean 1500 or 500 in the first of your post?

Thanks for sharing your results. I need to try some 215's in my 300 win.

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