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Barnes 200gr LRX 300 RUM

 
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:05 AM
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Re: Barnes 200gr LRX 300 RUM

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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



AKGuide,

Thanks for posting the data ! I have 2 boxes of the 200 gr LRX bullets I've been wanting to try,
I also have a tight necked 300 Rum (29" Hart bbl)
got a couple 8lb jugs of Retumbo, gonna start burning some of it up
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:12 AM
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Re: Barnes 200gr LRX 300 RUM

I noticed .004" of neck clearance has given me the best groups. So if you have a .338" neck like mine I load them to .334". Also if you get vertical or high ES numbers the federal gm210m primers helped lower my ES and SD with the 220 smk bullet so it should work with the lrx also. With the 210 primer you can load about a grain higher to get the velocity back, for a large rifle primer it is pretty warm. The Barnes bullet likes a long jump it seems and likes a certain amount of powder also. I would start at 82 grains and work up to 85 to 86 grains in one grain increments and then find a node than test in between at half grain increments. A half grain higher or lower opened my groups, but once you get it dialed in this bullet shoots and the bc listed is pretty close I haven't done much testing beyond 300 yards but that will change shortly. I forgot to mention that i coat these with HbN to keep the copper fouling down so your max load may be lower than mine. It is almost none existent after twenty rounds a few wet patches of cr-10 is all it needs.

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Old 02-25-2013, 07:05 AM
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Re: Barnes 200gr LRX 300 RUM

Thanks for the info,
I have Neil Jones dies custom made for my chamber and have had fantastic results with 200 gr Accubond bullets and RL 25, I have been coating all my bullets with WS2 tungsten disulfide for over ten years now and only run 40 rounds of naked bullets to break in a new barrel and that's it

Like other shooters I was chasing BC's and jumped all over the Bergers but unlike the glowing reports of the other guys I could never get any acceptable accuracy with the 210 and 230 gr Bergers in my 300 Rum nor in my 338 Edge with the 300 gr OTM bullets, H-1000 gave the best accuracy with 300 gr Accubonds in the Edge, I have given up on the Bergers and will burn up what I have left for fireforming my wildcat 7.62 Pro when it's done . Have had much better luck with Accubonds which in my view are much better hunting bullets for Alaska

Shooting targets and rocks on the mountain sides is great fun and all good but I don't really care for using the Bergers for hunting anyway, they are more of a "lower 48" deer bullet, I'm looking forward to trying the LRX bullets and really excited about the Accubond Long Range bullets (have 4 boxes preordered)
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:26 AM
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Re: Barnes 200gr LRX 300 RUM

Finally tested the 200 lrx on game instead of paper. All I can say is wow. Two bang flops at over 500 yards. I believe that the 300 rum will be reserved for moose and grizzly. Just a little too much gun for caribou, even at extended range. I got pics of the first cow I dropped but not the second. First cow was milled at six hundred yards and was a very quartering away shot. She dropped like she got tazed stiff legs and tipped over. Second cow was milled at 575 but I hit a little far forward and caught some shoulder and lost some meat on the off side. Reading the wind was a little difficult on the second shot.

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Re: Barnes 200gr LRX 300 RUM

Here are the pics. Top is entry bottom is exit.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:52 AM
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Re: Barnes 200gr LRX 300 RUM

awesome ! good job on the caribou ! looks like the 30 cal 200 gr LRX will be a damn good moose bullet ... thanks for the field report and pics.....

based on your 30 cal results I went looking for the 338 cal 265 gr LRX bullets and actually found a couple boxes at Sportsmans in Wasilla..

soon as I get the 3.9" Seekins detach mag system installed on my 338 Edge gonna work on those to see how the fly...
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Re: Barnes 200gr LRX 300 RUM

Hey Swamplord, what is your 7.62 pro?
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