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Old 10-13-2011, 06:10 PM
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Barnes 200gr LRX 300 RUM

Just got back from the range today. thought I would give an update on this barnes 200g LRX.
Remington 700P bone stock with a 6.5-20 viper pst.
26" barrel
COAL is 3.650 to fit the mag
90g H1000
CCI 250 Primers
Rem. brass
100yds
.459 4 shot group
3102 velocity
ES 30. kinda high, but I'm not sure how to fix that.
temp was 60 degrees and elevation was 9250(Colorado)
1 fowler shot and then this 4 shot group.
The only pressure signs I had was right after i ran a wet patch through the barrel to clean it. Other than that, when it was dry, there was nothing. I could probably go hotter, but with a group like that out of a factory gun, I will leave it alone for now. I hope to use this on elk here and deer in nebraska this year. If I kill something with it, I will post the results.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:33 PM
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Re: Barnes 200gr LRX 300 RUM

Looks good to me! I wouldn't worry about trying to run them hotter, 3100 fps is a reasonable velocity out of the RUM with a 26" barrel with that bullet. Let us know how they perform on game!
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:55 PM
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Re: Barnes 200gr LRX 300 RUM

Here is an update on my 2011 nebraska hunt with the 200g lrx. I hit this buck square in the shoulder and he dropped in his tracks. the range was 86yds. lol both shoulders were gone with a complete pass through. all i found were little blue peices of plastic from the tip. His head was still wiggling, so I put another one in him at 10yds just to make sure he did not suffer. i shot him in the back of the neck. It turned the neck meat to hamburger, i lost about 20lbs of meat due to hitting bone. it was not the long range shot I wanted, but dead is dead. Barnes 200gr LRX 300 RUM-nebraska-2011.jpg
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:36 PM
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Re: Barnes 200gr LRX 300 RUM

I shoot 300 rum also. if you get a pass through at 86 yards your bullet is to hard. we shot a mule deer last week at 300 yards with a 230 grain berger and both shoulders were mush, with know exit wound. i am a believer in no exit wound on game, i also tried the barnes, the copper is to hard.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:45 PM
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Re: Barnes 200gr LRX 300 RUM

Congrats on getting the LOAD, an the Buck. Nice.
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:24 AM
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Re: Barnes 200gr LRX 300 RUM

I have been thinking of trying the 230 berger as well, but will wait till i can do more load development. I think that it will buck the wind that much better. of course at 86 yds wind does not matter unless its 100mph. lol
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Re: Barnes 200gr LRX 300 RUM

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I shoot 300 rum also. if you get a pass through at 86 yards your bullet is to hard. we shot a mule deer last week at 300 yards with a 230 grain berger and both shoulders were mush, with know exit wound. i am a believer in no exit wound on game, i also tried the barnes, the copper is to hard.
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Too Hard??? 86 yards and 300 is not a fair comparison. These are two very different bullets. One is meant to upset and come apart and the other one is meant to just mushroom. I like them both but use them for different applications.
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