Berger 300 gr gen 2 penetration testing

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  1. Shawn Carlock

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    TESTED LONG RANGE PENETRATION OF THE BERGER GEN 2 300 GR 338 BULLET. FIRED INTO WET PAPER MEDIUM AT 10 YARDS.

    FIRED AT 1935 FPS TO SIMULATE 1000 YARD IMPACT
    PENETRATION DEPTH 22”
    MAX TEMP CAVITY 8” AT 10” DEEP – BULLET JACKET ALSO SEPARATED AT THIS POINT
    MAX PERMANENTE CAVITY – 2.25” AT 11” DEEP
    WEIGHT OF DEEPEST PENETRATING PIECE – 156.3 GR.

    FIRED AT 1610 FPS TO SIMULATE 1400 YARD IMPACT
    PENETRATION DEPTH 25”
    MAX TEMP CAVITY 6” AT 8” DEEP – JACKET SEPARATED AT 5.5 INCHES
    MAX PERMANENTE CAVITY – 1.75” AT 8” DEEP
    WEIGHT OF DEEPEST PENETRATING PIECE – 162.1 GR

    COMPARED TO THE SAME TESTS WE RAN ON THE SIERRA 300 SMK IN 2001 THE BERGER BULLET PENETRATES FURTHER, HAS ABOUT THE SAME EXPANSION CHARACTERISTICS BUT IS MUCH MORE CONSISTENT ABOUT EXPANSION AT LOWER VELOCITY. I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT THE BERGER WILL BE GREAT AGAINST THE “HIGH BONE” SHOT THAT I FAVOR SO MUCH. MY CONCERN AFTER CROSS SECTIONING A BULLET WAS THAT THE ADDITIONAL JACKET THICKNESS WAS GOING TO HAMPER LONG RANGE TERMINAL PERFORMANCE, HOWEVER THIS TESTING SEEMS TO INDICATE THAT THE BERGER BULLET WILL BE AT LEAST AS GOOD AS THE SMK WAS AND SLIGHTLY BETTER IN MOST RESPECTS OF TERMINAL PERFORMANCE. AS ALWAYS THIS IS JUST TESTING AND CAN GIVE SOME IDEA ABOUT FIELD PERFORMANCE IT IS NOT COMPLETELY CONCLUSIVE. I HAVE HIGH HOPE FOR THIS BULLET AND PLAN TO USE IT THIS YEAR AND SEE HOW WELL IT WORKS IN THE FIELD.



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  2. bubba41

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    shawn when will these be avalible ? talking to walt or teresa is worthless . so i figured i'd ask you
     

  3. 358sta

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    So, is this with the Gen 1 or Gen 2 bullet?

    Title states Gen 2 but first sentence of your post states Gen 1.
     
  4. SBruce

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    Sounds like they will even work well for the heart/lung shots when no heavy bone is hit.

    Still getting expansion at 1600 fps, that's great.
     
  5. Booney

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    Shawn did you say you were going to put some of these through your AM just curious how they would do going 3300?
     
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  7. Shawn Carlock

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    These are the Gen 2, sorry. I plan to send some through my AM, that is 1 of 70 irons I have in the fire right now.
     
  8. Shawn Carlock

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    My understanding on availability is that all replacement orders from the Gen 1 bullets will be shipped first. They are currently being sent out to people.
     
  9. phorwath

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    Subscribing. Very helpful Shawn!