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338 ULTRA MAG & 225gr. BARNES RESULTS

 
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:28 PM
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338 ULTRA MAG & 225gr. BARNES RESULTS

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.

Tarey
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:40 PM
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Re: 338 ULTRA MAG & 225gr. BARNES RESULTS

Two touching @ 300 YRDS . I bet you had a big smile after that one

Keep up the good shooting.

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Old 06-21-2010, 01:54 PM
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You bet I did. 2

Thanks
Tarey
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:43 PM
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Re: 338 ULTRA MAG & 225gr. BARNES RESULTS

GREAT shooting.

I have also had good success for my 338 rum with the Barnes 225 ttsx bullets - .04 off the lands. I load 94 grains of H-1000, CCI 250 mag primers and Remington brass. My best 5 shot group at 100yds was right around .27. I have not had the opportunity to shoot any further yet.
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:58 PM
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Re: 338 ULTRA MAG & 225gr. BARNES RESULTS

Looks like you found what she likes!! I hate shooting 3 shot groups, I turn my scope way down and shoot against a dark back ground so I can't see the first two and pull it

I'd have a serious case of the giggles and evil thought toward elk if I was shooting a 338 like that!
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:03 PM
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Where is the 3 rd one ?
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:29 PM
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Looks like it's going to be a real shooter
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