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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.

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
Amanda. May 11/1984 - Mar 21/2011. Smile down & watch over me & the kids.
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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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