Berger .338 VLD is it coming?

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  1. wasgas

    wasgas Well-Known Member

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    I keep seeing posts on the web that the Berger 338 VLD's and that they are coming but have not seen any info to back it up. Does anyone KNOW anything helpful about this?
     
  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    here is what we know some people talk about it some people promise it some people just don't care


    Thats all we know
     

  3. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Yes, they're coming. I talked to Walt Berger at the SHOT shot. He said that they would be out in summer. Plenty of time before hunting season.



    That was the 2008 SHOT show.:D




    Pacing the floor, with the rest of us, won't make it come any sooner. But it will help pass the time.
     
  4. wasgas

    wasgas Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I know but I keep seeing posts all over making it sound like it's anyday and some are years old others are recent? I am just getting into the 338 and wanted to try some of everything.
     
  5. jeff 300

    jeff 300 Well-Known Member

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    Well the some of everything is the 300gr SMK right now. I've been wait like every one else and a big berger fan. I shoot bergers in most every thing else. but i'm tired of waiting and going to buy the next 250 box of the 300SMK i find. They work fine i just took a hog and javelina at a 1000yds. But i'll keep wishing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  6. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    was,

    Give Berger a call or contact bsl135 (think that's right) here (Brian Litz--Berger Ballistician). I called 'em last month and was told the machine is nearing setup completion and should be spittint out the first bullets this month, but that there is alot of fine tuning to be done before they are ready to sell any. Probably this summer is what I was told. We've heard that before, but things do seem to be progressing. I've been contancting Litz or Berger directly every couple of months about this and am getting a consistent story. They are throwing a great deal of time/energy into it, I just think there may be alot more to mass producing a brand new bullet in a new caliber than I'm aware of and that's part of what's taking so long. Once it comes out, if it performs, we'll quickly forget all this nailbiting, I'm sure. :D Jon
     
  7. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    What was it that the EAGLES said... ?

    "When hell freezes over " or something like that !

    Ill believe it when I see it as this has been talked about for the last 3-4 years and apparently was "pending" !

    When they get around to it I guess . Just go buy some more smks and get after it !

    Dont wait for it to happen...cause you could be waiting a while .

    DUH
     
  8. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs!!!:D I was told the fall of 08'.

    Tank
     
  9. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    I shoot Berger's in all of my rifles, but at this point I am in the group that just does not care. The 300 gr SMK for me.