215 Berger Target for hunting

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  1. tlsmith22

    tlsmith22 Active Member LRH Team Member

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    I am shooting a 26” proof 9.4 twist so I cant help with the 11 twist.
     
  2. WYO300RUM

    WYO300RUM Well-Known Member

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    I'll buy your RL26 if you don't want it !
    Can't find anywhere .
     
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  3. Aimsmall

    Aimsmall Active Member

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    210 or 215 Berger work great, doesn’t mean that they will match up with the twist rate, etc of your rifle. I ---- an elk in Colorado this past fall at 647 yards with 210 vld hunting billets
     
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  4. WYO300RUM

    WYO300RUM Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to try some 210 VLD and some 212 ELDX IN MY 300 rum this Fri. With a few different powders. I've never shot anything heavier than a 190 VLD. Mostly 185 VLD and 180 TTSX. Stepping into the heavy bullet world. I've had good luck with Retumbo. Has anybody here tried 200 Barnes LRX in their 300 rum ?
     
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  5. Methow Packer

    Methow Packer Well-Known Member

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    Me too. I shoot them in a 30 Nosler. .005 either way from the sweet spot changed accuracy a lot. 80 grains of h1000 is 3100 FPS with these in my gun. Tried ELD-X 212. Hasn’t been as accurate so far. I’m thinking I won’t shoot anything else but the Berger 215 Hybrid from now on.
     
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  6. jessegibson1978

    jessegibson1978 Well-Known Member

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    They wouldn’t out of my 10.5.
     
  7. jareese

    jareese Active Member

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    I shot the 215’s and now the 230 Hybrids out of my .300 WM with a 10 twist barrel. 1/4 to sub 1/4 at 105 yards if I do my part, plus I held a 6” group with perfect impacts at 1768 last year in SD on steel. I do have a match chamber, but that won’t affect stabilization.
     
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  8. jessegibson1978

    jessegibson1978 Well-Known Member

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    That’s pretty awesome. Mine was 1 1/2”-1 5/8”. I went through 200 of them trying to make them shoot. Grabbed the 185 and right back to a ragged hole.
     
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  9. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    Who's barrel is a 10.5, just curious?
     
  10. jessegibson1978

    jessegibson1978 Well-Known Member

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    It’s a factory Remington, supposed to be 10 but it’s actually 10.5.
     
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  11. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    I was afraid you would say that, I had better check my Sendero, I now have some 215's
     
  12. jessegibson1978

    jessegibson1978 Well-Known Member

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    Mine is cut back to 23” and rechambered. With 26” you might get enough extra initial velocity to stabilize and they may have had a new button on yours and a worn one on mine. But definitely check it.
     
  13. MAF47

    MAF47 Active Member

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    IMO the 230 hyb are a bit difficult to stabilize with 1:10". What is the speed you've got with these loads?
     
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