New Berger 338 bullets...FYI

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by edge, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. edge

    edge Well-Known Member

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    I wrote Berger to find out any new information on availability and twist.
    Eric Stecker wrote back ( in less than 10 minutes I might add ) :

    "We have a lot of work to do before the 338 cal bullets are completed. I estimate that this will be completed in the summer of 2009. Understand that I also estimated we would be done by Sept. 08.


    All the 338 cal bullets were designed to work in a 10” twist. Once the bullets are physically made we will know for sure but for now a 10” is my best recommendation."


    I guess there is no need to sit on the edge of my chair waiting :)

    edge.
     
  2. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the update Edge! I've found Eric to be good with email replies also.
     

  3. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the update.

    I feel a little deflated now !

    A 300 grn 338 cal with a .9 + BC sounded good to me.

    Cheers

    DUH
     
  4. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    was that a 300 gr A-max i just heard zip through the air?
     
  5. JeffVN

    JeffVN Well-Known Member

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    Nope; it was a 300 grain Lapua Scenar. :)

    I'm a bit skeptical that you can get a 338 bullet that will stabalize with a 10 twist barrel to have a BC of .900,or better, but I would love for it to be true, as I would buy a ton of them and shoot them until I burn out several barrels in my 338 LM Improved.

    JeffVN
     
  6. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    Good point...but like you, I hope it's true. We'll see.
     
  7. edge

    edge Well-Known Member

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    By the way, I sent Hornady an email a few minutes before I sent the one to Berger.
    Eric replied in about 10 minutes ( I was not in my office the whole time so it could have been sooner ), but I am still waiting for a reply from Hornady on their A-Max!

    edge.

    I am not complaining about Hornady CS, but Berger was exceptional :)
     
  8. edge

    edge Well-Known Member

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    I just heard from Hornady and this was their reply:

    I am not aware of any 300 gr. bullet for the .338 We have heardthis rumor in the past, but nothing has been released. Thanks

    edge.