I have been doing some load development for my recently built LRH rifle.
Rem. 700 with custom made extended magazine.
30 inch Broughton tube 1:9.3 twist with Muscle brake Gunsmithed by Jim See.
6x-24x 50 Burris black Diamond 4 Signature rings on EGW 20 moa rail
Joel Russo carved Ironwood stock Devcon bedded and finished by ME
I tried 250 gr NAB's with not very good results.
So I thought I would try the Barnes 225 TTSX because all the reviews I read about them were good.
All testing was done at 300yds.
First time out I loaded 3 of each wt. to see how they shot.
This was my best group. 86.5gr 4350 fed mag primer at 3300fps. Seated .050 off the lands.
First two shots were good but I was trying to squeeze off the 3rd one really slow and the guy next to me let one fly with his Garand and I jerked it, so I decided to come back and test more.
These are from a week later ( this past sunday )
The 86.3 shot good but the 86.5 made the bolt a little harded to open so I only shot 2 rounds, it was over 95* out in the shade.
So now I will load some more and try to test at 500 or 600 yds.
Barnes 225gr TTSX is the answer to my accuracy goals.
Seems like everytime I get 2 touching I get a little nervous to put the 3rd one right in there.