Originally Posted by bigeyedbass
Thanks for the welcome to the brotherhood now ttime to save some money up for a scope and brass. I picked up a couple boxes of lead a box of 139 grain SST which shoot awesome out of my 300 wsm and a box of 145 grain barnes LRX which i use in RUM has anybody tried these bullets Thx Dan
Dan, again welcome to the "Hood ", and congrats on the DBM. I am flat put on love with the Barnes 145 LRX. That bullet in my custom STW, shoots like a 22-250. Accuracy, was almost as expected, or better actually, but I was looking for terminal performance when I chose that bullet. I would have sacrificed a little accuracy, for good terminal, and believe me, I got both.
If you start around 80 grains of RL25, and work up slowly. You may not actually need to move from the start weight. My seatin depth runs at 3.688. Most STW's shoot there best right up against box length. When and if you do increse you chrge on the RL25, watch for pressure signs. I love that powder in this round, but it can/ will spike quickly. I am getting 3440 with mine, with low ES,SD to boot. Another great powder in almost any STW is H1000. Great burn rate, accurate and consistent.
Take care and enjoy, send pix when you get the custom gun built.