Berger 338 hybrid OTM versus elite hunter

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by canderson, May 27, 2013.

  1. canderson

    canderson Well-Known Member

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    Has anybody tried swapping the bullets with same powder charge. Bullets look really similar. I found a couple of boxes to try. I have been shooting the OTM in my edge with fantastic results. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. ultraedge

    ultraedge Well-Known Member

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    I tried Elite Hunters and OTM's with the same powder charge and seating depths in a .338 EDGE and they shot into the same groups. They also performed about the same on deer. Gary
     

  3. canderson

    canderson Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Gary,
    I haven't had a chance to check them. I had great results last year with the OTM on deer.
     
  4. Firetec

    Firetec Active Member

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    I had a problem finding one and then the other, so I thought I would try to inter change both bullets and running the same set up. There was no difference as far as I could tell from 100yards to a 1000. That does not mean that there is no difference, just that there was nothing noticed in my testing and experience.
     
  5. roadhunter

    roadhunter Well-Known Member

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    According to Bob Beck the loads and BC's are interchangeable with the OTM's and Elite Hunter. As soon as I get my new Edge this week I will be finding out.

    Doug
     
  6. Idaho Sawyer

    Idaho Sawyer Well-Known Member

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    I have shot both out of my EDGE with good accuracy and the same charge. My batch of Elite hunters have a .015 shorter bearing surface (similar to the GEN 1's) than the OTM's so I noticed a POI shift once I got out past 900 yds. Didn't have them on the Chrono but I was assuming the Elite's with the shorter B.S. were going a little slower.
     
  7. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    Does anybody know? Do they have different jacket thickness
     
  8. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Yes, and it is my understanding that is the only difference. But I also noticed a small difference of a few thousands from tail to O-give. I just figured that was normal between lots.

    Jeff
     
  9. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    Dont know about the box color, mine was almost a flesh color:) otm