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Unread 01-24-2014, 09:48 AM
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Need a copper load

I have searched through some old posts. I read about several copper loads but they weren't shot from a 1 in 9 twist barrel or I wasn't sure of their twist rate. My STW loves 180 gr Bergers, but I live in Ca. where I must use copper bullets for hunting. I really wanted to get the Barnes 168 lrx working. At 1 in 9 twist and being at 1100 ft. elevation I just couldn't get them to stabilize for me. I also tried 150 E-TIPS and 139 GMX with several different powders. 2" groups are the best I can get with any of the copper so far. The 145lrx will be my next try, but hoping someone out there with a 1 in 9 twist has a good copper load to share.
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    Unread 01-24-2014, 01:39 PM
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    Re: Need a copper load

    Easy fix, I would move as quick as I could.....
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    Unread 01-24-2014, 04:23 PM
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    Re: Need a copper load

    Hi Chad,

    Have you looked at Barnes TTSX. I'm in CA as well and use them in my 270wsm for hunting here.
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    Unread 01-24-2014, 08:16 PM
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    Re: Need a copper load

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    Easy fix, I would move as quick as I could.....
    Thirty years ago rural Ca. was the land of milk and honey, now it is something else. The problem is that when Ca. starts something, overtime it tends to ooze to the rest of you. I hope Texas has enough room for me when they secede.
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    Unread 01-24-2014, 08:47 PM
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    Re: Need a copper load

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    Hi Chad,

    Have you looked at Barnes TTSX. I'm in CA as well and use them in my 270wsm for hunting here.
    I haven't tried them yet but I will put them on my list. Thanks
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    Unread 01-25-2014, 02:06 AM
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    Re: Need a copper load

    The Barnes 140gr TTSX and Hornady 139gr GMX both shoot well in my STW, I think I used R22 78gr-79gr for that weight bullet.
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    Unread 01-25-2014, 07:34 AM
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    Re: Need a copper load

    Check out Cutting Edge Bullets
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