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Old 11-10-2012, 08:22 PM
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Another kill with the 338 Lapua!

This time a mature North dakota mule deer doe. 330 yards in full value 11 mph wind with the 280 grain LRX, she was facing us slightly, the bullet entered just infront of the onside shoulder and exited right behind the offside shoulder. She jumped up at the shot and stumbled around for about 20 seconds, traveling about 30 yards, and did a death jump into a thick pile of tumbleweeds . She left a blood trail a blind man could follow. The bullet left about a 1 1/4" exit and a .338 diameter entrance. It took out the front of the offside lung and tore up the top of the heart. EDIT: forgot to add that we shot at a coyote at 554 yards, he was sitting down and facing us and i was a little off on my wind call and the bullet went just to the left of his face, to bad because he had a really nice coat on him.

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1. Exit

2. What the blood trail looked like for the 20 of the 30 yards she traveled.

3. Exit

4. Entrance
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:40 PM
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Re: Another kill with the 338 Lapua!

Do they still make the LRX?
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:43 PM
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Re: Another kill with the 338 Lapua!

Yes, they came out with it this summer.
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Re: Another kill with the 338 Lapua!

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Yes, they came out with it this summer.
Is that the one that had a different metal in the tail end to add sectional density??
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Re: Another kill with the 338 Lapua!

That would be the MRX or maximum range x bullet, that they discontinued. heres a link to the lrx page on their website. Long Range Premium Hunting Bullet | Barnes Bullets
Ive done some testing in wet newspaper and found they expand down to 1500 fps.
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Re: Another kill with the 338 Lapua!

My 338 111LRH will be in the storm case along with the 308 11 Lightweight, leaving wednesday (in the car) for Corona, NM. With me of course.

The 338 will probably stay in th case but may come our depending on circumstances.

We have a 24,000 acre ranch to ourslves, from Saturday to Saturday.

Just hope I can deal with Mexican cusine..... extra TP will be packed.....

Nice shooting Riley BTW.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:02 PM
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Re: Another kill with the 338 Lapua!

Thanks barnesuser, I have been reloading the tsx for years and recently the ttsx with similar results as you show in your pictures. Everything from elk to deer have been DRT. Accuracy has been good too. Since we have lead free zones where I live, I decided to just find a lead free load for all my large game no matter where I hunt. I'll have to give the LRX a try.
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