Berger Loaded Ammo

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Has anyone shot the Berger match ammo in 308, 260 or 6.5CM? How do they compare to Prime, Hornady or Federal match ammo? The 140gr hybrid targets are priced about $25-26/20 so $1.30/per and supposedly use Lapua brass. Sounds too good to be true. Just the brass and the bullet alone costs more than $1.30/per.

It's time for me to buy 260brass so I'm thinking about getting 10 boxes of this ammo for $260 instead of paying $200 for brass and another $80-90 for bullets (nm primers/powder/time spent to load). Even if my barrel hates the ammo it will be good for practice and I will still have 200pc of once fired lapua brass.
 

the_accuser

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I'm thinking about trying out some of their 260 ammo myself. Where are you seeing it for 25-26/20. Cheapest I see is around $32 a box.
 

dirthead1

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I just picked up the last 4 boxes of 6.5 Creedmoor 140 hybrid Berger ammo that Bruno's had in stock. It indeed comes with Lapua brass, small primers, and supposedly Vihtavuori powder, since they are all owned by the same company. Velocity on the box says 2850 fps, so if it actually shoots well and is close to that velocity, it's going to be hard to beat for the price.
 

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i shot a box of 140g 6.5c and picked up 5 more for a match this weekend.

26" barrel - MV avg: 2812fps ES: 31fps SD: 13.0 100y group size: 0.45"

70 fps faster than the factory 140g ELDMs slighty better groupings and ES and SD


i got them for $26.99/box with $13.95 flat rate shipping. but im not giving away my source. sorry haha
 
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Awesome. Now i just need to find some 260s in stock and hope that they decide to offer 6.5x47 for $26/box too!
 

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Went to the farm yesterday to re-zero after messing with my rings. I shot three times. brought it down .1 and left .1 and shot one more (not pictured). here is a picture of the 3 shot group before I zero'd. this is the Berger 140g 6.5c loaded ammo.

26" PVA barrel on a savage action FYI
IMG_1754.jpg IMG_1755.PNG
 

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Nice shooting! Did it come with small or large primer lapua brass?
I'm waiting for 260s to be in stock to grab some.
 

mxer919

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Just ordered 5 boxes of the 6.5 cm with the 140s. I'm curious.
I picked some of this up a few weeks ago. Running 6.5creed, hawk hill 26" mtu, 420rnds thru. Mv off MS was 2828, Sd of 9.4. Put the CDM in my Kestrel and ran from 300 to 1100. CDM was spot on all the way out.
Lapua brass ,SRP, Berger hybrid 140 for 26.50 per 20 rnds. Hard to even handload for that price. Used them in a club match a few days later. Absolutely spot on every stage.
Excellent ammunition. My only concern is in my padt experience with handloaded hybrids as the throat wore they became inconsistent at all distances.
Returned to 140 ELDs and never had that problem. This was observed over the life of 3 barrels. Other than that, imo these are fantastic performers.
 
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mxer919

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Where did you find it for $26.50 a box?
I should have said roughly, i remember it was about that. For sure under 27.00 because the second 140rnds i pucked up where 27.89 from grafs.com.
The 26.50ish was ftom hunts long range.
I use ammoseek.com a lot and found it thru them. Sadly, the the price ive seen lately is 29 to 30.00. Brownells, Sinclair, and Natchezss are the highest ones.
I constantly check ammoseek. Sometimes the prices are dropped for a very short time period. Just got lucky...
 

Defender3

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Thanks. I also us Ammoseek and haven't seen the Berger 260 (what I shoot) under $33-$34. I'll keep tracking it and look at Grafs. I know the .260 is usually more expensive than the 6.5.