Ya, these bullets certainly have an aggressive design.....I shot them out to .110 with good results, but not as far as you. Interested to see, a lot of the Lapua, edge and Rum shooters are having the same issues with getting these to mag feed, they aren't really designed with that in consideration ha haHopefully they'll like the jump, if not 300 grain Bergers fit in the magazine just fine at .020 off the lands.
What is your mag length? My .338 NM with a .050" jump is 3.656", would fit in a standard long action box.....I'm assuming yours is throated longer than CIP standard?Kinda interesting, mine is a 338 Norma and I didn't think magazine length would be an issue. I'll find out in the morning and post my results.
I'd strongly consider something other than the 300 berger. Multiple expansion test have shown it to tuble and pencil. These were shot through hide and a pork shoulder. 300smk looks phenomenal.Initial long jump results aren't looking very promising. First 3 rounds down a brand new barrel grouped about 1.75" at 100 yards. I also fired 3 rounds with 300 grain Bergers and they all landed in the same hole. I think this particular barrel is trying to tell me something.
I'm going to move forward with Bergers at this point because I'm going bear hunting all next week and I need something solid pretty quickly. I'll revisit the Badlands when I have more time to experiment.
I appreciate the recommendation, but I've witnessed great killing performance from the 300 EH and have a ton of confidence in using them. I definitely plan to spend some more time with the Badlands once I'm not in a time crunch.I'd strongly consider something other than the 300 berger. Multiple expansion test have shown it to tuble and pencil. These were shot through hide and a pork shoulder. 300smk looks phenomenal.