Berger 140 Target vs Elite Hunters

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  1. odoylerules

    odoylerules Well-Known Member

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    Getting a 6.5 SAUM. Wondering about the difference in these bullets. My understanding is the target hybrids are a thicker jacket, correct? I’m planning to shoot steel AND hunt with this rig. You think they would be interchangeable? Or should I only work up loads with the elite hunters? Would the target Hybrids be fine for hunting like the 30 cal 215’s? I know they have a long and proven record on game.
     
  2. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Why find out the hard way? Go with the Elite Hunters.
     
  3. odoylerules

    odoylerules Well-Known Member

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    They’re so hard to find, I was wondering ahead of time in case I can only get one or the other.
     
  4. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Given the reputation of the 215 target hybrid on game, my level of concern for using the same style of bullet in 6.5mm in a hunting situation would be low.

    Matter of fact, I use the 130 gr AR Hybrid OTM Tactical in my 260 for both targets and deer killing.
     
  5. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    You could ask the numerous deer I have taken with 140 Hybrids, but as I have said...TAKEN. Boom and down.
     
  6. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    140 gr Hybrid Targets, 26 Nosler 20171227_165942.jpg
    105 gr Hybrid Targets, 6AI 20161230_081111.jpg Both projectiles were over 3350 fps muzzle velocity.