260 Hammer or 300 Berger

Wolf76

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Just looking for some opinions on which load you'd choose.
Gun is a 338 edge in a hunting configuration - less than 10# and 26" barrel.
I have 2 loads that shoot 1/2 MOA.
300 Berger @2812 with H1000
260 Hammer @3003 with N570
Neither load is maxed out.
I don't have any plans to shoot animals past 600.
Which load would you take?
 

codyadams

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Easy. Hammer.

If you were gonna be using it for say 500-1000 yards or more, I would lean towards the Berger, it is hard to deny the difference in bc between the two at extended ranges. But for 600 or less....the difference will be very little, and the Hammer will shine, and has a well documented history of great terminal performance.
 

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I say Berger ..but I run them in 9 rifles right now .
I have spent time with Steve at Hammer Bullets and his Product looks Amazing !
I will try them one day I'm sure .
My buddy has the 329 gr . Hammer in a 375 Rum build ...just need some testing on a Critter !
Rum Man
 

RH300UM

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I run the 260’s in my 338 RBH in a 24 inch barrel @ 3000 fps over Rl26. It shoots lights out to 1k.
They are extremely easy to find a load for and have very repeatable performance
Brian and Steve have outstanding customer service and never stop pushing for a better design. I’m anxiously waiting for the NEW line of higher BC bullets they are testing now.
Hammer ‘em!!!
 

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HARPERC

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The .338's only downside is the number of good bullet choices. Either of yours will give great results.

I prefer getting the recoil down in my .338 so between the 2 I'd go with the 260. If 600 yards was my end point I'd likely go lighter. The 235, 223, and 213 Hammer Hunters are also good choices.

Ease of finding a good load, keeps round count down.
 

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