338 berger's????

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by vintec, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. vintec

    vintec Well-Known Member

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    I have read some info about the 338 Berger coming out, is there any solid info. Will Berger make a 338 and when will they be avalible.
     
  2. sgt.caldwell

    sgt.caldwell Member

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    JUST GOT BACK FROM THE "HUNTING SHACK" IN MONTANA .tHEY ARE LOADING BERGERS AND COMING OUT WITH A LINE OF AMMO WITH BERGERS.tHEY HAD NO NEWS ON THE 338 AS OF NOW.THEY WANT THEM ALSO FOR THE 338 LAPUA AMMO THEY ARE LOADING . I GUESS WE JUST HAVE TO WAIT.
     

  3. Shawn Carlock

    Shawn Carlock Sponsor

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    Berger is making a 250 gr 338 and a 300 gr 338, the only real question is availability date. I understand it will be spring this year. I cannot wait, the projected BC's are off the chart.
     
  4. vintec

    vintec Well-Known Member

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    Shawn,

    What are the BC numbers supposed to be
     
  5. BryanLitz

    BryanLitz <b>Official LRH Sponsor</b>

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    Here are the projections as given on a different thread of this forum:

    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.

    BC's are given as average values from 3000 to 1500 fps.

    300 grain Tangent (non-VLD) ogive:
    estimated G1 BC: 0.749 lb/in^2
    estimated G7 BC: 0.384 lb/in^2

    300 grain Secant (VLD) ogive:
    estimated G1 BC: 0.855 lb/in^2
    estimated G7 BC: 0.438 lb/in^2

    Take care,
    -Bryan
     
  6. JLR

    JLR Well-Known Member

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    So the million dollar question is still.................WHEN CAN WE SEE THESE THINGS?
     
  7. steelhead

    steelhead Well-Known Member

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    Looking forward to trying these in my 338 Edge!!!
     
  8. jimbo300

    jimbo300 Well-Known Member

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    Me too!!!
     
  9. ZSteinle

    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

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    Now I want an edge just to shoot .338 bergers!
     
  10. VSSF

    VSSF Well-Known Member

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    Me 3.
     
  11. yama49

    yama49 Well-Known Member

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    me 4.... just wondering what the bc will b for the 250 grainers.....
     
  12. fozzy

    fozzy Active Member

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    I'm with you. Mine is so close I can taste it. I'll be dropping off the main parts to the smith tomorrow after work. I ordered the A-5 and barrel last January. :rolleyes: Sheesh :)
    The bergers sound very interesting!
     
  13. vintec

    vintec Well-Known Member

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    Well we have some BC numbers lets hear when we can get some
     
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