Berger Hybrid bullets?

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  1. POP

    POP Well-Known Member

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    Are these meant for hunting like the hunting VLd's? Interested in the 230 308 berger for my 30-378.

    Do they perform well on game? Any pictures experiences???????????????
     
  2. Jumpalot

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    They have a thicker jacket then the hunting VLD. Not recommended for hunting yet. However, some have been using them or hunting with great success.
     

  3. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    Try search function.Work well in my set up but I am in largest of size.
     
  4. POP

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    anyone else?
     
  5. POP

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    thanks Jeff
     
  6. Tumbleweed

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    If the link below works correctly it will take you to some pictures and info on a jacket thickness comparison that I did several months ago. I discovered that the 230 Hybrid "Target" has virtually the same jacket thickness as my 210VLD Hunting bullets. Can not comment on the OTM version, did not compare these. I would think he would want to use the Target version for the better B/C anyway, especially out of that 30-378.
    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f19/230-hybrid-target-vs-230-hybrid-otm-82043/index4.html
     
  7. POP

    POP Well-Known Member

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    Anyone use H50BMG with them in the 30-378
     
  8. POP

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    Thank you for all the input guys. These are my first results with them.


    .35" at 100 yards so far

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  9. Bob Beck

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    POP,

    We have been using these bullets all year long out of our 300 Ultra/EOL LRH model. This rifle has a 26" bbl and is getting right at 3000 fps with this bullet. We have killed African, New zealand, and North American Game with it, in total being conservative it has claimed: (2) KUDU (1) Impala (1) Nyala (1) Warthog (1) Bushbuck (1) Gemsbok (2) Red Stag (1) Ram (1) Tahr (1) Chamois (6) Elk (6) Deer (2) Bears, just that I can remember off the top of my head right now. This gives you a idea of the variation in size and game. Not one of these animals has taken more then 1 shot to kill, with this 30 caliber 230 grain Hybrid Target Bullet.

    Hope this may give you a bit of confidence when you head to the field loaded up with these bullets!

    Take care.
     
  10. POP

    POP Well-Known Member

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    That speaks volumes. Is your 300 Rum a standard 300 RUM?
     
  11. Bob Beck

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    Yes sir it is standard 300 Ultra. We have altered the throat dimensions to optimize and work exclusively with the Berger Bullets, but no wildcatting to the case has been done at all.
     
  12. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    Bob, What powder r u guys using?
     
  13. Bob Beck

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    We are using H1000 in our 300's behind this bullet.