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Unread 03-07-2007, 08:27 PM
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Re: \"No Lead\" bullet requirement for my hunt

another option would be the GS Custom. very good bullets. solid copper, very accurate, and excellent terminal performance.

for elk i would go with the 300.
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    Unread 03-07-2007, 10:21 PM
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    Re: \"No Lead\" bullet requirement for my hunt

    Just to add my .02 here. The Barnes Triple shock are the way to go!! Just be aware they are sensitive to the distance they are loaded off the rifling. With a Stoney Point OAL indicator, you can find the distance that is accurate in your rifle. I found that the Barnes did best loaded pretty hot as well. Not suggesting anything drastic, just they started really tightening up with higher loads. BTW, never had any trouble with copper fouling with the TSX, either.
    Factory suggests you seat at .050 off the rifling to start, but try them closer as well as you work up the load for you.
    The TSX seems to perform "bigger" then its listed weight, I used the 150 grain in my 300wsm for a 1 shot drop on an elk at 675 yards. Through and through performance.

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    Unread 03-08-2007, 12:18 PM
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    Re: \"No Lead\" bullet requirement for my hunt

    has anyone tried the MRX?
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    Re: \"No Lead\" bullet requirement for my hunt

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    Re: \"No Lead\" bullet requirement for my hunt

    Got it. Thanks....
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    Unread 03-16-2007, 05:57 PM
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    Re: \"No Lead\" bullet requirement for my hunt

    A 140 barnes actually works pretty good on elk out of an STW. Shouldn't have too much less energy in an RM. The 160's are great too. I think you will like the tsx's once you try them. As far as fouling goes if you clean all of the hard copper out of your bore now you shouldn't get any more fouling from the barnes. Plus side of the 140's is that they shoot similar in the tsx's and mrx's. This means you can do the majority of your load work with the tsx's and then fine tune on the mrx's with fewer shots.
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