Berger 250gr Elite in a .340WBY

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  1. Mike Thorn

    Mike Thorn Member

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    Anyone have any experience with this bullet-caliber combo? I'm pulling my hair out trying to get this one to shoot through my older Euromark. The horizontal fliers are maddening. The rifle shoots TTSX, Partitions and SST's very well with H4831 or RL-25.

    Thanks in advance for any tips. I have read and tried the seating depth test that Berger recommends but so far inconclusive. :(
     
  2. 1973doc

    1973doc Member

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    I have had luck bergers and US869 and H-100
     
  3. 1973doc

    1973doc Member

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    Sorry it was H-1000 with the 250 Berger at 75 thousandths off the lands
     
  4. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    FWIW - The 250 Bergers shoot very well in my 338RUM with a (near) max load of RE26.
     
  5. Mike Thorn

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    Remember what the coal was on that load? If I try to measure cbto on mine the ogive is below the case mouth for them to fit in my mag box.
     
  6. WyoHunter1

    WyoHunter1 Well-Known Member

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    I know it is not the point but why don't you stick with the bullets the gun likes?
    I shoot a lot of TTSX and love em.
     
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  7. Mike Thorn

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    I guess I'm just hardheaded. Lol. I hear how great these projectiles are so I'm frustrated because of my inablity to get them to work for me. I'm perfectly happy with TTSX for the applications I'm using it for.
     
  8. just country

    just country Well-Known Member

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    morning, I shoot the Barnes 210gr. TTSX in my
    340. with the bullet length and 4831sc. wbee brass
    fed. 215primers. shoots .500 to .750 groups all
    day long. this bullet is a bulldozer. justme gbot tum
     
  9. Doublezranch

    Doublezranch Well-Known Member

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    I shoot the 265 LRX in my 338 rum. Shoots incredibly good with 7828ssc. I know there’s so many better powders these days but it just shoots too go to mess with.
     
  10. Capt RB

    Capt RB Well-Known Member

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    The long free bore isn't friendly to the berger. Hammer hunter260 will run in the long freebore with good bc. This is also good in a 10tw.
     
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  11. Mike Thorn

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    Same here. The 210 ttsx over 88gr of H4831 shoots lights out. I could probably push the velocity a bit more but I'm happy where it is.