Berger 30cal 230gr

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by fishnfrank, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. fishnfrank

    fishnfrank Member

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    I saw an advertisement for these and was wondering if anybody had tried them in a 300 RUM and what were your results. I haven't read about them at all, can they be used for hunting? Thanks
     
  2. eddybo

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    I have my suspicions that they are not going to hold up to high velocity and fast twists. I have problems with the 6mm 115s, and the 7mm 180s going poof. The 210s have been very reliable even in an 8T thus far, so maybe it will not be a problem. I never tried the gen 1 300gr 338s because I suspected they would not hold up to 338AM speeds. I have the same suspicion about the gen 2 338s, but am hopeful. But I am tired of buying bullets to learn that they are useless to me. Hopefully someone will guinea pig them and post some results.
     

  3. ICANHITHIMMAN

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    So new it hard to tell unless someone here got some for testing. The add says they are optimized for the 300 win mag. So given its a 230g bullet I would guess at 2700 FPS, at being the high end of what they can take but time will tell.
     
  4. Camshaft

    Camshaft Well-Known Member

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    A 300rum will probably have no problem running them up to 3000fps so it should be interesting. I have a bunch of 225gr hornadys that I will taking out tomorrow for accuracy testing at 500yards.
     
  5. Broz

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    Eddybo, at what velocity was the 180 coming apart? We have sent 100's at either side of 3200 with no problems from the 7mm-300 WM.

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    Jeff
     
  6. fishnfrank

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    I would really like to try these out long range, I think my 300 RUM would push them really well, but I don't know if they could be used to hunt with.
     
  7. eddybo

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    Broz, I cannot give you a exact velocity, my chronograph was crapped out when I was working up the load. Closest I can figure is 3350ish working backwards from drops using the G7BC. It is a 7mm/338Lapua with a 8T kreiger, think I am loading 95.5grs of WC872.
     
  8. Broz

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    Thanks Eddybo, Good info to know. I wanted to make sure we were ok and I feel we are. We have a 9 wist and work just below or up to 3200.

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    Jeff
     
  9. eddybo

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    I am pretty sure you are okay. I launched a bunch at similar velocities and twist without a problem. In fact I think you would be okay to at least 3300 with a 9T.
     
  10. chronic

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    My 300RUM has a 1 in 10" twist, anyone have experience with this weight bullet in that barrel? The gun shoots real well with 180g Barnes and SMK.

    thanks
     
  11. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    My son, "Young-Gun" worked this load up for his 300 Win yesterday. It has a 1 in 10 27" Broughton. He shot this through my Oehler Chrono at 150 yards, prone off a bipod. Shot 1 and 3 are in the same oval hole. Mid day sun with some mirage too. He is now loading more for long range testing.

    Jeff

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  12. Rocky Mountain

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    Keep us posted on how it goes at some longer ranger:)
     
  13. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Keep us posted on where to get some at
     
  14. chronic

    chronic Well-Known Member

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    Excellent! I will give them a try.

    Michigan just approved using suppressors. I am planning on a CAN for this rifle with an integrated muzzle brake.