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Old 11-20-2011, 11:50 AM
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Re: Barnes 200gr LRX 300 RUM

Since you already have a viable load, shoot it, you already have the bullets so do some testing of your own. I would tend to think the LRX will suprise you, accuracy is (at least in my book) a little more important than BC

All kidding aside, I've shot enough Barnes bullets to make me an honorary board member lol, they haven't let me down in ~10yrs of use. Is the Berger a better bullet? Beats me... if it ain't broke, fix it til it is I guess...

Any respectable bullet of hunting weight will/should exit at 86yds, ESPECIALLY a 200 grain bullet out of an Ultra Mag, at to exit or not exit, it's Ford vs Chevy, regardless, at 86yds it had BETTER exit..

Too hard? Not sure what that was indended to mean but, the solid copper construction of the Barnes is actually softer than the jacket of a conventional bullet, even the Berger.
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Re: Barnes 200gr LRX 300 RUM

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Just got back from the range today. thought I would give an update on this barnes 200g LRX.
Did you get any experience with the OLD Barnes MRXs and thier performance on the animals? For my 338WM I picked the 225 MRX (being shorter than TTSX it would hold more powder) as my one load and I got derailed with the Hornady GMX 185 factory Superformance and a dirty barrel (she likes it). So I'm looking for any thing on the MRXs and now the GMXs as to their internal pereformances.
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:34 PM
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Re: Barnes 200gr LRX 300 RUM

I picked some of these up as well. The ttsx has always performed well for me. I shot a bull elk at 420yds this year with a 200g accu with no exit, bullet was in the hide on the off shoulder. Elk did not even take a step. I was just thinking a 200g accu woulda made all the way through at that distance.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:21 PM
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Re: Barnes 200gr LRX 300 RUM

I do like the barnes bullets. I have had great luck in my .308 with them for years. Just to clarify, this bullet expanded perfectly. There was a 4 inch exit hole after it went through the 1st shoulder. It was like looking through a tunnel. I would have been completely shocked if it would not have passed through at close range. A buddy of my father in law shot his deer at 50yds, 3 times with a .270 federal and recoverd 2 out of 3 bullets on the offside hide. He got his deer as well. I will have to wait till next year now to try for a longer range shot and see how they do.
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Re: Barnes 200gr LRX 300 RUM

I know this is an older post but would like to add my 200 lrx load also. I use 85 grains of retumbo and a gm215m primer. Loaded to 3.662 for .090 jump this load shoot a 1/4 moa and cruises at 3142 ES of 10 and an SD of 5. This is from a 28" PAC nor barrel with a tight neck chamber.

I am hoping to try this out on caribou from some distance before the season closes.

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I know this is an older post but would like to add my 200 lrx load also. I use 85 grains of retumbo and a gm215m primer. Loaded to 3.662 for .090 jump this load shoot a 1/4 moa and cruises at 3142 ES of 10 and an SD of 5. This is from a 28" PAC nor barrel with a tight neck chamber.

I am hoping to try this out on caribou from some distance before the season closes.

Reuben
I would be VERY interested in seeing your results.

Thanks,
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Re: Barnes 200gr LRX 300 RUM

I will post some pics if I get lucky. The weather has been horrible lately but as soon as it clears I shall try my luck. Don't want to be one of the guys who got lost this year due to weather.

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