Originally Posted by Kado101
I really like the Barnes TSX. Shot a big Kansas buck last year with a 168 gr TSX from a 300 WSM
Recovered the bullet, it weighed 167.5 gr. Perfect mushroom. 200 yards DRT. I will load some for my 7 STW
I have been working with the 145 LRX, and RL25. Well, long story short, I have a load that is very consistent, accurate, and damn fast. It shoots groups at 200 that look like 100 yard groups. I shot that load today in some A Square brass, that I had put away for hunting season that I almost forgot about. Man that is nice stuff. ( rare but good ). Needless to say, that IS the load that I am using in Maryland, three weeks from today!!! The amazing thing is that I hardly get any fouling in my barrels. I was expecting a lot of copper clean up, and was OK with that, but hardly anything. Cleans very quickly.
What I have noticed about the barnes bullets, is that the barrel shoots better after about three to four rounds, from a clean barrel. Then the next group will always " tighten right up". I shot a .540 group last weekend, but only after a fouler, then the first group. The first group wasn't bad, but the second group was awesome, last weekend, and today. That works fine for me, as I always check my zero the day before, and I won't clean it after I check zero. Actually, that is really nothing new. Most of my other guns using other bullets do the same, but these groups really tighten up.
My average speed with the federal brass was 3413. Today, the A Square brass gave a average of 3440. This load is rockin, and accurate. I can't wait!!!!