Amazed with the Gen 2 Bergers

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Broz, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    I have been shooting this week mornings and evenings finalizing drops for my .338 LM with the Gen 2 Berger Hybrid 300's.

    The accuracy of this bullet is amazing. Tonight I shot a group at 738 yards that went into 2".

    the farthest group was at 1536 yards and was 7"

    Every group I have shot this week has gone 1/2 moa or better except for one that went 3/4 moa. I truely called the shot that took it out as a bad trigger break.

    This is not bragging so please do not take it that way. The rifle was on a bipod and solid on bags in the rear. So it was not the shooter so much as the equipment. I just wanted to share and encourage the .338 shooters to give these a test drive. They have made my rifle very consistant.

    PS: Thanks Walt, Eric, Bryan and the people at Berger. What a fine product.

    Jeff
     
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  2. Kiwi Greg

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    Hi Jeff.
    That is very good news, waiting for them to get over to this side of the world...................still waiting :) may have found a quicker way :cool:

    The biggest decision will be which of my 338 deserves them the most :D
     

  3. Outlaw6.0

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    Good to hear, I got a box of them in the mail last week. Alas, I don't think I will be running them, the bullet is so long, i'm having trouble getting them in my AI mags.... Mcrees Precision has a new mag out with a longer internal capacity... maybe i'll order one of those.
     
  4. Broz

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    My mag box will load them fine but I single feed them all the time anyway. One in the tube and two beside me on the ground. Even while hunting I have found this plenty effective. Might be worth a try??

    Jeff
     
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    Broz, Thats great news and also nice shooting. Thanks for the input.
     
  6. WEATHERBY460

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    does berger have load date?
     
  7. Broz

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    Not sure, I am using H-1000 in my 338 LM. Start at 89 gr and work up for this caliber.

    Jeff
     
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    Thanks for the update Broz. I just got 100 in a few days ago. I will give some a try out of my Khan later this week.
     
  9. Outlaw6.0

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    I would have to modify my AI mags, they are square in the rear which acts as a bolt stop when you are empty. It's kinda nice to have a 5rnd mag :D I may try the XL Mags from Mcrees, what is your COAL?
     
  10. Broz

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    3.860" Ogive is at 3.004"

    I am not sure about the 5 round mag thing. I am building a rifle now (for a friend) with one. It is a seekins and plenty long, but heavy and I would never shoot five in a row anyway. I like my barrel more than that. Pretty sure I will be building single shots in the future. More and more I am a believer in the " slow hit is better than a fast miss" senario.
    Jeff
     
  11. Outlaw6.0

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    Crap, the XL mags are like 3.770, I could probably make that work... either that or I'll just stick with ye ole SMK, my poor R7L-TMAG would sure look funny as a single shot....
     

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    I have seated some of these pretty deep, at least .060" deeper than I am now. Didn't seem to affect the accuracy much. At least not durring load work up to 500 yards. Might be worth a try.

    Jeff
     
  13. Outlaw6.0

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    I hear you there Broz, I've got'em, no sense in lettin them lay around collecting dust!! If I wouldn't have bought a $2100.00 leupy yesterday I would have an XL mag on the way already.
     
  14. 300WSMMAD

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    +1 Jeff, I cant figure out why Long range hunting rifles need mags myself, in a military application heeeell yes, but hunting no IMHO.
    All my longrangers are bulit on Barnard P's.

    But if it smokes yeh tyres, get magazines.:D

    Back on topic, got too many 300 SMKs to buy more, but I spose I could get a box and try em, then maybe sell the SMK's if theyre real good.