184 Hybrid results

Discussion in 'Big Stuff -- 6.5mm, 7mm, 30 Cal' started by savageshooter86, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. savageshooter86

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    So any results in from shooters that got these recently? I know some top guys have had them way before released and team Berger and USA members probably did too
     
  2. rpierce

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    I have a customer that tried them in his 284 win and shot a 4.3" group at 1000 for 10 shots. Hes informed me he has fine tuned it even more since then.
     
  3. LA50SHOOTER

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    I bet the 184 will rock in a 280 Ackley Imp. & a 28 Nosler with long barrels as well.
     
  4. Gb300wm

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    What barrel twist do you guys find is fast enough?
     
  5. Ringostar

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    One of the testers that I talked to, used his 9 twist 284 with no problem. This is the same shooter that Ryan mentioned having a 4.3" 10 shot group at 1000yds.
     
  6. Willow

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    Berger reckon a 1:9 will drive them. I have a 1:8.25 Brux on order but Berger couldn't provide a recommended twist at the time so I erred on the side of caution.
     
  7. Gb300wm

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    Thanks guys. Seems like I read somewhere that berger recommended a 9 twist for the 184 and an 8 twist for the 180 hybrid/vld.
     
  8. RDavies

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    I would guess that little typo will be rectified soon.
     
  9. Willow

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    Just going by the Berger twist rate calculator a 1:8.5 will stabilise them at sea level,2740fps and 1deg.. 1:8.25 should get it done nicely..
     
  11. KT

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    I tested these bullets and they shot outstanding. I actually shot them a better than my 180's. I was running them in a 1x8.5 Bartlein 5r at 2820 in a straight .284 win.
     
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  12. Kings X

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    Did you do any load development? I am thinking of doing nothing but changing Bullets.
     
  13. GSPV

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    Is .220 freebore enough?
     
  14. Willow

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    Jammed or jumped?
     
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  15. Willow

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    That was my thinking mate. My next big dilemma is whether to keep shooting the 280AI (which I do like and have a heap of new brass) or make the switch to a 7SAUM...
     
  16. Rushty

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    Will be going the SAUM route in a couple years myself , (want to gain a little more experience shooting the 284 first), when I do go SAUM I’m thinking switch barrel..keep 284 for its good Barrel life as a work horse and use SAUM for bigger comps on windier days...
     
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  17. Willow

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    Just be mindful of the SAUM requiring a different bolt face to the 284 mate.
     
  18. Rushty

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    Yes have looked into it previously will need another bolt for my BAT..
    Not cheap but cheaper than setting up another complete rifle. Cheers
     
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    Not near as much fun though
    Lol
     
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  20. Thumper

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    Is a .015 jump about where the sweet spot is for most barrels?
     

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