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Barnes 280 grain LRX low velocity expansion results.

 
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:19 PM
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Re: Barnes 280 grain LRX low velocity expansion results.

When I get a chance I will try to measure the depth of the hp.
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Re: Barnes 280 grain LRX low velocity expansion results.

You should pry the tip out of a LRX to measure and compare it to the CE also.
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Re: Barnes 280 grain LRX low velocity expansion results.

On the expanded ones I wasn't able to get a paper clip in the hole but maybe I can find a thin enough wire to sneak a paper clip into the whole.
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Re: Barnes 280 grain LRX low velocity expansion results.

Found a wire that was thin enough and measured the CE bullets hollow point to be .345 deep and the LRX without the tip to be .550. A substantial difference. Also the meplat of the LRX without the tip was more than double the width of the meplat on the CE bullet. I didn't measure them but I could tell just by looking at them the LRx was MUCH larger than the CE.
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:46 AM
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Re: Barnes 280 grain LRX low velocity expansion results.

Okay, got the 300 grain bergers and sierras and thought i would compare meplat inside diameters.

Left to right: 280 grain Barnes LRX .095, 300 grain Berger OTM .037, 300 grain Sierra matchking .037, 285 grain Hornady bthp .025, 252 grain CE .035, 210 grain Barnes ttsx .095, and 225 grain speer deepcurl .120.
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:26 AM
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Re: Barnes 280 grain LRX low velocity expansion results.

Riley.....I found a pretty easy, effective, and inexpensive way to test using water. Find, or build, some kind of box approx. 2' in length with a large enough window in each end to shoot through without blowing out the far end. It needs to be pretty tough/well constructed or you will blow the sides out with the bullet energy created. Line the box with a 45 gal. construction clean up plastic bag. Back this up with your wet paper or similar to catch the bullets that don't come apart.
They will have expanded about as much as they are going to by passing thru the 2' of H20. You can easily find most of the bullet fragments/jackets in the bottom of the garbage liner. You can place a lid loosely over the box if you want to help contain things a little, but beware, I have launched lids 30' in the air. Also, don't shoot from too close unless you want a fresh shower every shot!
If you place the liner starting out with the top of the bag as far into the box as possible, and then raising it each shot to get above the holes, you can usually get 2-3 shots/bag. If you want to add some bone, wood, or what ever for more effect, you can easily do that. Also beware that the unexpanded bullets will travel through a lot more material even after going thru the water so a good back up is necessary. With an expanding bullet, normally the lower the velocity, the farther it will penetrate........Rich
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Re: Barnes 280 grain LRX low velocity expansion results.

Rich, i may have to try that. Could you post a pic of your setup when you have a chance? I just got some conveyor belt from my grandpa that i am going to use to represent elk hide, and double it up to represent moose hide.

I am going to put the 300 grain OTM through a torture test. A full power load going through 2 layers of conveyor belt, 1.5" of wet newspapers, 2"-3" of hardwood, then the rest with wet newspapers at 50 yards. I am looking for at least 20" of penetration. If it goes 20" i am going to switch from the Barnes to Berger. I know thats a lot to ask from thin jacketed bullet but thats the kind of performance i want.
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