Berger Long Rang Hybrid 220gr

dirtytough

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Personally I'd shoot what's known to perform, if that extra 5 grains is making or breaking it for ya you should have built a 338
If people only shot what was known to perform no one would of tested the 215 hybrid target bullet on game. They would of kept using partitions etc. Also what 220 grain .338 bullet has the same BC as the new .308 220 grain berger long range hybrid?

Seems like thats old school thinking. Why do we need a 270 winchester when the 30-30 will do? Or a 245 grain berger when there is a 230? Or etc, etc, etc.

Seems nice that manufacture's are designing new products every year instead of saying there are enough designs out there.
 
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tdhanses

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How much difference in nose cavity depth is there between the two?


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215 = .409 depth using .034 gauge

220 = .358 depth using .032 gauge

I did find a few 220’s that would take the .033 as well, so some variance but the majority I checked maxed at .032. none of the 215’s would take a .035 gauge all .033 - .034. Depths were very consistent on both.
 
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215 = .409 depth using .034 gauge

220 = .358 depth using .032 gauge

I did find a few 220’s that would take the .033 as well, so some variance but the majority I checked maxed at .032. none of the 215’s would take a .035 gauge all .033 - .034. Depths were very consistent on both.
Interesting. Thanks for checking that. Not as much difference as I expected.


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