Anybody have any experience with the 7mm 180 Berger Hybrid?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by JayR, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. JayR

    JayR Active Member

    Oct 20, 2010
    Looks like I made a mistake and ordered a match Hybrid instead of the Hunting Hybrid 180 gr. I was planning on trying it in my 7STW, .280AI and a .284. Does anybody use this bullet to hunt? What type of results? Thanks
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2008
    I got some 180 Hunting VLD's a few weeks ago. I have them loaded up, but have yet to get to the range to test fire. I have them loaded in 2 sets of 6 (2 x 3-shot groups). One set with RL-22, and one set with H1000. Once I get them dialed in, I will post my load data and results.

  3. AZShooter

    AZShooter Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2005
    To date there is no such thing as the 180 hunting hybrid....yet. Bet it is in the works.

    My friend shoots the 180 hybrid match from his 1000 BR light rifle chambered in 7mm Saum. I was with him when he worked up a load at our local 200 yd range. He took the best load after that one range session and took it to a match. He won high score, best aggrigate and smallest group. Not bad for first time out.

    I just ordered a couple of boxes to shoot in an upcoming LR package in 7mm/375 Ruger with 29" barrel. I intend to shoot a coues wt with this bullet next year. I have no doubts that it will perform well and expand enough to mash um flat. Just read how Broz used the heavy 30 cal 215 hybrid and 230 OTM the last two years to understand that the match bullet will work for hunting.

    According to the folks at Berger the forward portion of the bullet on these hybrids are the same as the hunting versions, the bearing surfaces are thicker.
  4. Joe King

    Joe King Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    +1 there's only 1 180gr hybrid at this time

    I've been playing with them this winter and I like em, their just an accurate bullet. Go ahead and work up your load and have fun.:)
  5. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    The BC difference from the hunting VLD is not that much. .659 / .674 (??) We tried them because of results we were fond of using other "Target Hybrids" for hunting. We are still using them.