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ETA on Berger 338's

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Unread 08-06-2009, 10:37 PM
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ETA on Berger 338's

Has anyone heard when we may see Berger 338's?

Here is an email I received earlier this year from them.



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Yes, we are and hopefully it will be ready this summer. Here is some information regarding it from our Ballistican...

All of the Berger .338 bullets are designed to be stable in a 1:10" twist,
at any reasonable speed (anything over 2200 fps muzzle velocity).
The BC's are based on the dimensions of the bullets, and a database of
information I've compiled that relates measured (tested) BC to bullet
geometry. This method results in estimates that are typically within +/- 3%
of the measured BC.
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G1 BC's are given as average values from 3000 to 1500 fps.
G7 BC's are constant for all speeds.
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300 grain Tangent (non-VLD) ogive:
estimated G1 BC: 0.749 lb/in^2
estimated G7 BC: 0.384 lb/in^2
250 grain Tangent
estimated G1 BC: 0.624 lb/in^2
estimated G7 BC: 0.320 lb/in^2
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300 grain Secant (VLD) ogive:
estimated G1 BC: 0.855 lb/in^2
estimated G7 BC: 0.438 lb/in^2
250 grain Secant (VLD) ogive:
estimated G1 BC: 0.713 lb/in^2
estimated G7 BC: 0.365 lb/in^2
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If someone gives you any hint that they're planning to build a rifle around
these bullets, make sure to tell them that the bullets are longer than
standard. The ogives on the VLD's are 1.000" long. As a reference, the OAL
of the bullets are 0.200" longer than the 300 SMK. This is important
information for shooters and gunsmiths who need the rounds to feed thru a
magazine and have an OAL requirement
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    Unread 08-07-2009, 01:26 AM
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    Re: ETA on Berger 338's

    Here is a link to a recent thread concerning this very subject.

    .338 berger ? again
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