Berger 338 Bullet Released!

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by liltank, May 7, 2010.

  1. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Just found this info on 6mmbr.com. Apparently they are releasing their 338 Hybrid bullet, but you have to call Sinclair. They are using them as a call center and distributor. You can purchase in 50ct. and 250ct. They have some great info on the page posted. Check out the PDF file on the bullets.

    Berger Bullets Releases New .338 Hybrid (Dual-Ogive) Bullet Daily Bulletin

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  2. sxwatson

    sxwatson Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone tried these yet? I'm getting ready to build a 338 Edge but I am hesitant to have the throat cut longer to get optimal performance with these bullets and then have to have the barrel set back if I'm not happy with the results... How much longer should the throat be cut for optimal performance?
     

  3. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    According to the tech data, you don't need a long throat. They are specifically designed to be set deep so that they function with jump.

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  4. sxwatson

    sxwatson Well-Known Member

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    Will I still be able to get my 94.0 gr of H1000 in there with the deeper seating depth? (Haven't loaded for 338 edge before so not sure if case capacity is ever an issue.)
     
  5. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    That I can't answer. I would say call Berger and ask them. They are new to the industry (300grn, 338's that is). I know that my cousin can sink his 300SMK's with no issue and good accuracy.

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  6. elkstalker300

    elkstalker300 Well-Known Member

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    Finally now if Vortex would get their asss in gear with the PST model Iwould be ready to burn sum powder
     
  7. 4xforfun

    4xforfun Well-Known Member

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    I got to think that for you hard core 338 guys....this news is like a wet dream realized!!!!!:D:D:D
     
  8. catch-34

    catch-34 Well-Known Member

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    I live about 10 minutes away from vortex showroom and stopped in the other day and they are still saying mid june
     
  9. elkstalker300

    elkstalker300 Well-Known Member

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    I just ordered a 50 cnt box of the 300 grainers, not bad priced 41.00 inc shipping and a small donation to the NRA, now we will see how they shoot :)
     
  10. TH

    TH Well-Known Member

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    I got mine today the look like tiny missiles.
     
  11. elkstalker300

    elkstalker300 Well-Known Member

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    If they shoot good out of my 338-378 thats what they will be :) they show about a 400 ft-lb increase from the smk's at 1000 meters on my ballistic calculator & less than 1 moa flatter, let us know how they shoot out of whatever caliber your shooting I am sure there are abunch waiting to hear field reports
     
  12. Gnome!

    Gnome! Well-Known Member

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    Any reports guys? I'm 3 parts through the PDF (slow intake here!) and am interested in seeing reports on these from you guys before I make the plunge on a 250 cnt box for my 338-378.
     
  13. elkstalker300

    elkstalker300 Well-Known Member

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    I am waiting on dies and the bullets should be able to start playin with them in a week or so :)
     
  14. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Thank god for that !

    Gotta get some !

    Hoooray !!

    How much longer are they than the SMK ?

    DUH