Re: Ok Where to begin....
Mike, my favorite load to date is 82-rl25-145LRX, ( Barnes ), and GM215 primers, @ 3.686 OAL. My favorite powder used to be RL 22, but my rifles LOVE the 25 quite better. I have had a love affair with this round since about 1996. I shoot almost every other normal , or traditional rounds as well, but the STW, is by far my favorite. I have used H1000 as well, and have had great results as well. Another bullet that I have used is a140 CT, @ about 3400 fps. It smokes deer in their tracks.
The LRX bullet is incredible. The accuracy is very consistent, averaging less then 1/2 at 100 yards, and I have several sub 1/2 inch groups at 200-250 yards. And on the terminal end of things, all I can say is WOW! Nothing walks away with that bullet!
Tracking SUCKS! I tried another well known bullet makers bullet, and was dis appointed, Severely!!! The Barnes bullet didn't let me down, but Damn sure Downed the deer!!!!! FWIW!
AIM SMALL,MISS SMALL.
LIFE IS TOO SHORT! AND WE ARE A LONG TIME DEAD!!!