230 berger hybrid questions

aaroncarp

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I'm sure this is all over on these forums, but to be honest, I would rather have my specific question answered.

I shoot a 300 RUM, still with the factory remington 26" 1:10" barrel. I used to shoot the 210 VLDs from it, they never quite shot how I wanted them too and since I am doing a little custom work to the gun right now I thought I might develop a new load.

I am wondering if the 230 hybrids (not the OTMs) will shoot well from the barrel. I know Berger only recommends a 10" twist, but I know that is right on the edge. I see guys shooting them really well with 28 or 30" tubes. I am not sure I have seen anyone shoot them with a 26" factory barrel. I am hoping to get close to 2800 fps with these. Should I give it a shot? or drop to the 215s? or stick with 210s?

Thanks in advance.
 

AZShooter

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My 300 RUM, two friend's 300 RUMs and another friend's 300 WSM all shoot the Berger 230 gr match target hybrid very accurately. All rifles have a 1 in 10 twist. The 300 WSM's velocity is 2725 fps. I am certain your rifle will stabilize this bullet.
 

Corey Schwanz

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At 2800 fps, your 1:10" twist should stabilize the bullet just fine. As for whether they will shoot well or not...There is one way to find out gun).
 

CogburnR

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I shoot them in a 26" factory Rum at 2950fps, they shoot pretty well.
 

WYcoyote

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My .300 WM with a 24" Benchmark 1-10" barrel likes the 230 OTM the best of all the Berger heavies. My Bartlein 24" 1-10" shoots the 210 HVLD best.
You are just going to have to see what your barrel likes.
 

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