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Barnes 200gr LRX 300 RUM

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Unread 03-10-2013, 06:00 PM
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Re: Barnes 200gr LRX 300 RUM

Boman,

Like many other guys before me, I took Mr. Sloans excellent cartridges the 300 Norma Magnum and 338 Norma Magnum and tweaked them a bit to suit my needs, now I will not call it any sort of "Improved" since there is absolutely nothing wrong with the original designs.

The 7.62 PRO is one of 6 wildcats I tweaked off the two Norma Mag cases
I wtote a bit on it and posted Quick Design images with dimensions on my 500 Jefferey wildcats thread .... page 4, post #28

500 Jeffery based wildcats

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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.

Reuben
AK Guide,

Sorry to dig up this old post buy I had a question on the Barnes LRX... Would you recommend them Grizzly too?

I am going to ANWR sheep hunting this summer but also can take a Grizzly if we happen upon one. I will be shooting a 300 wsm and am looking for a bullet with a good bc but also great weight retention.

I had been considering the Accubond, Accubond LR, Barnes TTSX or Barnes LRX.

I first want a great sheep bullet but definitely need the same bullet to be capable of taking grizzly.

Any thoughts/recommendations you can give would be great.

Thanks,
Fred
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Re: Barnes 200gr LRX 300 RUM

I would use the 200 LRX in a WSM especially if you might shoot a grizzly. It worked flawlessly for me on caribou and wouldn't think twice about pulling the trigger on a grizz. Just like any barnes they like to be pushed hard and also like a lot of jump. I would also look into the 180 grain swift scirocco. I found it retains weight better than the accubond in my experience and was easy to tune in my cousins WSM. A stiff load of H4831 with a .015" jump is what worked for his rifle. I have heard that R17 is a great powder choice also. He has taken two nice bull moose cleanly. The one bullet we found weighed 151 grains after passing through the boiler room of a 54" bull at 130 yards. All the barnes bullets I have shot game with I have never recovered them, they were all pass through shots.

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I would use the 200 LRX in a WSM especially if you might shoot a grizzly. It worked flawlessly for me on caribou and wouldn't think twice about pulling the trigger on a grizz. Just like any barnes they like to be pushed hard and also like a lot of jump. I would also look into the 180 grain swift scirocco. I found it retains weight better than the accubond in my experience and was easy to tune in my cousins WSM. A stiff load of H4831 with a .015" jump is what worked for his rifle. I have heard that R17 is a great powder choice also. He has taken two nice bull moose cleanly. The one bullet we found weighed 151 grains after passing through the boiler room of a 54" bull at 130 yards. All the barnes bullets I have shot game with I have never recovered them, they were all pass through shots.

Reuben
Fantastic information... I appreciate the insight!
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