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Title: Berger Bullets bought by Nammo Group (Lapua)
Post by: StevenTing on October 12, 2016, 11:25:35 am
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/nammo-berger-bullets-joins-nammo-170311570.html

Meant to post this yesterday but I think this is pretty cool.  Lapua is one of my favorite manufacturers for brass as well as rimfire ammunition.  Adding Berger bullets is just a plus.  I've never used Berger bullets because practically twice the cost of Barnes Match Burners but my friends that use Bergers, love them.  With this combination, I bet we get some pretty sweet load development.  I think all Nammo needs now is a Primer manufacturer.
Title: Re: Berger Bullets bought by Nammo Group (Lapua)
Post by: only1asterisk on October 12, 2016, 06:49:33 pm
Great.  Now they will cost 4 times as much.
Title: Re: Berger Bullets bought by Nammo Group (Lapua)
Post by: First Shirt on October 12, 2016, 07:13:55 pm
Yeah, and they still won't make a hunting bullet.  S'okay, Nosler, Sierra, Speer and Hornady all do, so we're good.
Title: Re: Berger Bullets bought by Nammo Group (Lapua)
Post by: Mississippi556 on October 12, 2016, 11:06:50 pm
Wow, didn't see that coming but it makes sense.

BTW, Berger does make thicker hacketed hunting bullets that are for thin skinned deer and such.  Should perform similar to Nosler Ballistic Tips.  I have some I'm working up loads for now in 6mm, 87 grain hollow point, same load data as their 90 grain target bullets, but designed to open.  Have not tried them on game, though.

I also picked up a box of their long, high BC 168 grain 7mm VLD hunting bullets for my .280 and will play with them soon.  BC is .617!

I've been using 52 grain Berger match bullets in Lapua cases for my .223 for a while, now.  Very close to .5 MOA and I think the limitation is the nut behind the trigger or it would be even better.
Title: Re: Berger Bullets bought by Nammo Group (Lapua)
Post by: StevenTing on October 13, 2016, 11:20:31 am
Great.  Now they will cost 4 times as much.

I doubt you will see a price increase as they are both premium products already.  If anything, there might be a slight decrease as Lapua continues to use more and more Berger bullets in their loads.