200 Berger hybrids in 300 ULTRA

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  1. Wachsmann

    Wachsmann Well-Known Member

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    Anyone out there loading the 200Grain Berger Hybrids in a 300 Ultra mag? I was thinking about purchasing them but held off. The BC is almost the same as the 210 vld's. Its like .624 G1 I think. They are not the hunting VLD's but since bullets are getting thin I been considering using the those or the 200 grain AB. I always find the AB's. They don't have the high BC but it seem they do pretty well from most post. Any thoughts. I would really like to get my hands on some 215 bergers and try them.:rolleyes:.
     
  2. Toptuna

    Toptuna Well-Known Member

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    I never heard of 200 hybrids. I've only heard of the 215 hybrids.
     

  3. Wachsmann

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    [​IMG]200 gr Match Hybrid Target....berger part number 30427
     
  4. Toptuna

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    shows how much i know. I am gonna run the 215's in my 300 rum.
     
  5. Doublezranch

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    If you want to run 200's in your ultra, seriously consider the 200 Barnes LRX. I have loaded these for a buddy and they are wicked accurate and reliable. 102.7 grains of RL33 with a velocity of 3200-3300 fps. Really nice bullet.
     
  6. Toptuna

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    What are the BC's?
     
  7. MontanaRifleman

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    I would not load any Berger (or similar type bullet) smaller than the 215 Hybrid in the 300 RUM and I lean more to the 230's for hunting. Shooting the lighter frangible bullets at RUM velocities could result in a wreck on a game animal, especially larger game.

    I am running out of 230's, but I'll wait until they're back in stock.
     
  8. Doublezranch

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    I believe the bc is .543 of the Barnes LRX. I do however agree with Mark. I shoot 230's out of my 300 RUM with very good results. Going lighter would certainly give you speed, but I love the consistency of the heavier bullets.
     
  9. Wachsmann

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    To my best knowledge I have never seen the 215 or the 230's on any store shelf. I know they are on the berger web site. Also is the the match hybrid or the OTM's that everyone is talking about and do they need to be ordered from berger or from some vendor?...Thanks
     
  10. MontanaRifleman

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    I got my 230 Hybrids from 1st Shot Gear. There are a number of online vendors that carry components. I get very little of my components local off the shelf.
     
  11. Armored Transport

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    Check out the 208 A-Max. They shoot fantastic out of my RUM and at 1/2 the price of the Berger.......I DO shoot the 230 HyBreds and am VERY happy with my load for them as well.
     
  12. FEENIX

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    +1! Leave them 200, 210, and 215 for us .300 Winnies! :D
     
  13. MontanaRifleman

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    You got a deal Ed :)

    Know where I could lay my hands on some 230's? :rolleyes:
     
  14. FEENIX

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    Sorry Mark, all my sources are "temporarily out of stock" but will let you know ASAP if I come across "in stock" items.

    Cheers!

    Ed