Originally Posted by rcol317
I'm also in AZ and was curious how you felt the Hybrid compared to the VLD's from Berger? I use the extreme powders just because of temp issues, saw a big difference in RL19 in my 6mm AI from cold to hot weather conditions. I use my 6.5 for coues deer mostly in Mexico so the temps are about the same as AZ. I'm going to give the RL17 a try. I get about 200 fps more push in my 6mm AI with the RL 17 so can see why it will work better in the 6.5's.
The hybrids are easy to find loads for and seating depth is not as critical. The problem with them as hunting bullets is that they have the thicker jackets and need more velocity to expand. I would not hunt with the 140 hybrid. If I am shooting far enough to enjoy the windage gains of the 140 over the 130 I am too far to get it to expand.
I feel the same way about the 250 vs 300 in the 338. I think you get better terminal performance with the additional velocity afforded by the 250s.