Berger 300 338 Lapua speed.....?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by WEATHERBY460, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    Any idea what speed i am at with 91 gr of h1000 out of a 26" barrel?

    Is a .75" group good enough at 100yds or should i keep looking for a better load?

    Also, will berger make a 250 grain bullet?

    Thanks
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    THat load should get you either side of 2750 from a 26" Maybe 2775. at altitudes of 4000 to 5000 ft. Unless you use some of the chrono's that some members on here own.:D

    I would shoot that load at 300 yards and see what ya get there. In terms of MOA my 338 LM with 300 Bergers shoots tighter and more consistant at longer distances than 100 yards.


    I have no use for a light bullet in a .338 so I can't help you wth the last question.

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  3. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Glad someone else noticed that.. To the OP I would GUESS you are in the 2700's +/-
     
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    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    is that fast enough to shoot at 1000 yards?

    i am at 1000 feet if that makes a difference...thanks
     
  5. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    I am getting 2760 with my 338 Lapua shooting 300 SMK's and have no problem at all at 1000, all things considered it is actually quite easy
     
  6. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    You will be a little slower at 1000 feet. But this is still plenty of speed for 1000 yards and beyond. Your bullet will probably be doing 1700 or 1800 fps and still have over 2000 lbs of energy with a 300 gr Berger.

    Jeff
     
  7. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    yep your right...i just ran the numbers on a ballistic program...holy cow, the berger has a lot more energy at 1000 yards (2000) vs a 225 nosler (1100)...i am guessing a 250 would be around 1600...the berger sure does shine better then the rest...plus today I shot under a half inch 4 shot group at 100.

    plus the drop of the berger isnt much less then the rest..and it passes by the nosler at 850yds
     
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    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Yup, Glad to see someone else that can relate to real numbers on here.

    Simple fact, for long range big bullets are a hit!! (no pun intended) :D

    I will be glad to see what your 3 shot groups are at 300 yards. If it is 3/4 moa or under you should be whacking steel at 1000 with ease.

    Jeff
     
  9. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    i will post results as soon as i can...by the way...that 91 of h1000 is outstanding...thanks for the advice...you seem to be always dead on with my same findings
     
  10. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    You are more than welcome. I am glad you have her shootin so good. Now the fun begins... gun)gun)----------


    Jeff