Which Berger?

thaught

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Finished a 30 Nosler build. 26” Proof barrel with 1-9.4” twist rate. This rifle will be used for primarily for elk. Which bullet is better? The 215 Hybrid of 230 OTM?
 

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I shoot the 215, but I also have a 10 twist. I'm not familiar with the terminal performance of the 230, but the 215 is a Hammer on Elk.
 

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Forgot to mention, my 215s are seated out a ways and I don't have much room left in the magazine. Im not sure anything longer than the 215 would even work for me. Might be something to consider before you buy a bunch of 230s
 

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Here's my APR Defiance with a muller barrel and AG stock. Running ADG brass, redding dies, and H1k pushing a 230 berger at 2950 from a 26 inch barrel.

A pic of a loaded 215 berger and groups of the 230 berger at 100, 300 and 600. These were shot on 3 different trips over a 2 week period COLD bore dial and shoot.

I also shot a 3 inch group at 300 with 1 round of each; 200 nos accubond, 200 federal trl, 215 and 230 berger.
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Here's my APR Defiance with a muller barrel and AG stock. Running ADG brass, redding dies, and H1k pushing a 230 berger at 2950 from a 26 inch barrel.

A pic of a loaded 215 berger and groups of the 230 berger at 100, 300 and 600. These were shot on 3 different trips over a 2 week period COLD bore dial and shoot.

I also shot a 3 inch group at 300 with 1 round of each; 200 nos accubond, 200 federal trl, 215 and 230 berger.
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Thanks. Impressive shooting
 

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Finished a 30 Nosler build. 26” Proof barrel with 1-9.4” twist rate. This rifle will be used for primarily for elk. Which bullet is better? The 215 Hybrid of 230 OTM?
Gonna depend on freebore also.
 

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@L.Sherm not trying to derail the thread but what about a 300 Norma IMP with a 1in9 26in barrel and a decent amount of freebore using N570, lapua brass, etc? I bought 215’s for a little more speed and less recoil but should I go the 230 route?
 

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@L.Sherm not trying to derail the thread but what about a 300 Norma IMP with a 1in9 26in barrel and a decent amount of freebore using N570, lapua brass, etc? I bought 215’s for a little more speed and less recoil but should I go the 230 route?
With that case, I would run the 245. I run them right at 3000' out of my 28" 30 SM and they are impressive!!
 

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@L.Sherm not trying to derail the thread but what about a 300 Norma IMP with a 1in9 26in barrel and a decent amount of freebore using N570, lapua brass, etc? I bought 215’s for a little more speed and less recoil but should I go the 230 route?
I'd try them both, surely you have a break on it?
 

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I just ran the numbers on a 9 with the 245 it will be fine about the same with a 10 and 215.
 

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