BERGER .338 / 300 gr. Elite Hunter ELR Terminal Performance.

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  1. nbowlin

    nbowlin Well-Known Member

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    Small bull front shoulder at 586. Left the barrel at 2980.
     

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  2. Tikkablk

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    Red hind head shot straight on bullet blew the jaw off then passed through the neck into the chest and out the shoulder at 550m.
    338 edge 300gr elite hunter @ 2865fps
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  3. VLD Pilot

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    Gosh the tree huggers would love that picture.
     
  4. VLD Pilot

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    How big do the Hind get ? I know the Stags get upwards of over 400 lbs. Curious about the weight of the Hinds.
     
  5. Tikkablk

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    Hinds weight about 260 lbs, I have only shot 18 deer and 30+ goat with the Berger’s and all pretty quick kills, some have fist size exit holes. 940m is the farthest I’ve shot a deer so far.
    Happy with the performance of 300gr elite hunters, time will tell as I’ve only had this rifle 12 months.
     
  6. VLD Pilot

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    It's a Hammer !!!
     
  7. elk guide 45

    elk guide 45 Well-Known Member

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    My go too edge bullet too. 10+ elk at 750 or farther and nothing even thought about another step. Love those Berger's!
     
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  8. nbowlin

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    Just another thing I remembered. I had a piece of 3/8 regular steel plate. Hung it at 980....tree line prevented the other 20... theses bullets passed through it. I figured that far and it being a swinging set up it wouldn’t, but it did. Never had one pass though an animal though. Always in a bit and seemingly grenade. Messy but can’t say it’s ever let me down or anything gone far if anywhere.
     
  9. VLD Pilot

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    Considering that at 1k yards, that 300 grain bullet is still moving over 2000 fps and carries almost 3k ft lbs energy. It's definitely no surprise that it would penetrate a 3/8" steel plate.
     
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    154BA7A9-3577-4E5D-AD5D-F7F63CFF720C.jpeg They are hard on 1/2” plate too. 735 yard
     
  11. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    I have a 3/8”, 24”x24”, AR500 plate. The closest I have shot my .338 Lapua was at 500 yards. I Have never had a pass through and or craters. I can say my plate looks to be ever so slightly con-caved when looking down at it from the top. Launching the 300 EOL at 2842 FPS.

     
  12. VLD Pilot

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    That plate above was probably not hardened AR steel. Looks pretty soft but still it's 1/2" steel at almost 800 yards. At almost 3000 ft lbs at 1000 yards, the 300 Berger is a sledge hammer.
     
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  13. CA48

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    Here is the exit from 524yard shoulder shot on a whitetail buck quartering slightly with a 300gr Berger a few years ago. It also punches holes through some 1/4” mild steel disc that I have set up at a mile. Mv 2800fps
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  14. CA48

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    I have shot 3/8 ar500 at 400 yards and never dimpled the steel on a 12” plate. Also doesn’t seem to do any damage to 1/2” ar500 10” plate at 300 yards. I have found if it’s a swinger and you hit the bottom it will spin around about 4-6 times before stopping at 300-400yards. Also starts to warp brackets and rip targets off the stands depending on how heavy they are built. Closet I have shot was 1/2” ar500 is at 200 yards and I don’t remember it doing any damage to the plate but it was a 3” plate that didn’t put up much resistance and was immediately ripped off the stand. It dimples my 5/8 mild steel 3x3” plate at 750 pretty hard but this plate is stationary and doesn’t swing.