Originally Posted by Mcraig
My buddy shoots the 168 grain berger bullets and they lay the critters down I'm thinking about trying them or the Barnes TSX 160s but I'm not really sure yet I'll let you know what I'm gonna go with and how they work! I'm new to the long range shooting but it's very addicting so any information will help and I appreciate it!!
I forgot about the Barnes 160 TSX's....After my SST incident, I swapped to the Federal P7RK ammo, which was the Federal Premium 7RM loaded up with the XLC coated (blue) Barnes 160gr Triple-Shocks...I still have 3-4 boxes of them stashed in the safe. I'll never forget that product number as long as I live because of the pain it used to be to find ammo, so I used to have to Google search and buy it online. Federal quit making them back in probably 2002-2003, but I found some online in 2005, and bought every box they had, because of how good it shot out of my 7RM rifles.
They were some awesome whitetail stompers. I shot one about 275-300 yards away and those Barnes hit ao hard it violently flipped him on his other side. Never moved again. Those Barnes were great bullets. I would still be shooting them if Fed hadn't disconti ued them. They say that XLC coating was super slick and unlike moly, it didn't burn off into your rifling or bore.
After the Barnes got low I had started reloading by then, so I was loading the Nosler 160 Accubonds in my 7RM's, and haven't looked back since.
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Originally Posted by WildRose
The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.