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# ETA on Berger 338's

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08-06-2009, 10:37 PM
 Silver Member Join Date: Jul 2009 Location: Border City (on the poor side}:-() Posts: 145
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.

Quote:
 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. --------------------------------- G1 BC's are given as average values from 3000 to 1500 fps. G7 BC's are constant for all speeds. --------------------------------- 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 --------------------------------- 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 --------------------------------- 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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#2
08-07-2009, 01:26 AM
 Silver Member Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: Longmont, CO Posts: 188
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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