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Old 08-11-2012, 02:34 PM
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338 Edge question

Shot the new rifle and with 300gr Berger Hybrid I got a .280 three shot group at 100yds. most were under .5 except when shooter error raised its ugly head.. lol

I am going Moose hunting in about 6 weeks and after reading about the Berger possibly not being a good choice for hunting. I am hoping for good responses on accuracy I really don't expect a shot over about 300yds max because I will be down on the river most of the time.

So my question is, does anyone have any loading info on the Barnes 265 grain LRX Boattail? Also what are peoples thoughts about this bullet for hunting?

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Bill
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:44 PM
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Re: 338 Edge question

There are quite a few people on here that use the 300 grain Berger for hunting with good results but I however prefer a bullet that stays together and penetrates deep. I like the Barnes concept that's why I load them in every caliber .243 and above. (that I reload for) I am using the 280 grain Barnes LRX in a Savage 338 Lapua and I am getting excellent accuracy with my best group so far at .277 CTC at 100 yards but most groups in the .35 range at 100. For big moose at semi short range the 265 grain LRX will serve you well.

Hope this helps!
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:48 PM
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Re: 338 Edge question

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Shot the new rifle and with 300gr Berger Hybrid I got a .280 three shot group at 100yds. most were under .5 except when shooter error raised its ugly head.. lol

I am going Moose hunting in about 6 weeks and after reading about the Berger possibly not being a good choice for hunting.

Also what are peoples thoughts about this bullet for hunting?

Thanks
Bill
Bill, don't believe it. Someone is spewing BS. Take it from a guy with many many elk kills, deer kills, antelope, and yotes to 1200 yards. All with 300 gr Berger Hybrids from a 338 LM and plenty under 400 yards. All fell and never needed a second one. ALL complete pass throughs with nice exit holes and destroyed vitals. No BS here, and I have posted many many photos of the exits to prove what I say.

Go put one of those 300 Bergers in a Moose and watch him go down.

Good luck on your hunt.

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Old 08-11-2012, 02:58 PM
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Re: 338 Edge question

Barnsuser28,
thanks for the reply. what muzzle velocity are you running on the 280Grn Barnes? Just ordered some 280 grain LRX Now I got more work to do...

Bill
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:04 PM
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Re: 338 Edge question

Broz,

LOL, Didnt mean to start a war.. lol

I really like the way the Berger shoots... Would you have a problem at 100yds with the Bergers on Elk? (closest thing to a moose I have shot) Some people say once you stretch out the Berger (slow it down) then it does good. Just worried about coming around the bend in the river and seeing THE moose 90yds away... The Yukon only comes around once a year for me...

Bill
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:04 PM
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Re: 338 Edge question

I am running them 2707 with 84.4 grains of retumbo seated .100 off the lands. I think the chamber of the savage is rough or is small or my chronograph is off which i am pretty sure it is. You should be able to push them closer to 2800-2850 fps with around 90 grains of Retumbo but like always work up slowly.

Good Luck!

P.S. I think I need to give savage a call come Monday.
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:16 PM
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Re: 338 Edge question

After seeing all the pics broz has posted, I wouldn't be afraid to use the bergers on moose. Another good choice if your worried about it would be the 300gr accubond. They've always put gargantum sized holes in everything I've shot.
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