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Old 01-21-2011, 12:58 PM
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Barnes LRX

Anyone have the scoop on this new bullet. It is supposed to be a long range version of the TTSX.

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Old 01-21-2011, 01:13 PM
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Re: Barnes LRX

I am almost drooling to see the BC numbers for the LRX, I use Barnes exclusively in my hunting rifles. To have the added advantage of the higher BC really has some merit, I hope the great people at Barnes did their home work & don't end up with some piddly ass .015 increase!! On the other hand, i'm a little disappointed at the same time, I just decided to switch from the 180 MRX to the 168 TTSX in my 7.82 Lazzeroni Patriot.... DAMN! Now it looks like I'll have to switch again!! Well at least the folks at Barnes won't be without any of my income for a while!
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Re: Barnes LRX

One of the LRX they list has been on sale for a while . The 338 Lapua 265 TTSX has a G1 BC of .575. Not bad but not that great either compared to the 225 TTSX or the 300 Berger.

Then again maybe the LRX isn't the Lapua TTSX.
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One of the LRX they list has been on sale for a while . The 338 Lapua 265 TTSX has a G1 BC of .575. Not bad but not that great either compared to the 225 TTSX or the 300 Berger.

Then again maybe the LRX isn't the Lapua TTSX.
Perhaps it isn't since they list it as being new for 2011, I don't know.
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Re: Barnes LRX

According to Barnes tech support, the 338 265 and 285 are the "LRX" bullets and the list BCs are .575 and .585.

As far as the 175 and 200 30 cals, he would not budge on even projected BCs. He said they had done their firing tests and either had or were shortly going to test them with doppler radar before they go public with the BCs.

He also said they expand at 1600 FPS using water as a test medium. Who knows, maybe we will get lucky and they will produce a good product here. A 175 grain solid bullet that opens at 1600 FPS with a .525ish BC that can be fired in a standard barrel would be a dream come true for us 308 winnie fans.

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According to Barnes tech support, the 338 265 and 285 are the "LRX" bullets and the list BCs are .575 and .585.

As far as the 175 and 200 30 cals, he would not budge on even projected BCs. He said they had done their firing tests and either had or were shortly going to test them with doppler radar before they go public with the BCs.

He also said they expand at 1600 FPS using water as a test medium. Who knows, maybe we will get lucky and they will produce a good product here. A 175 grain solid bullet that opens at 1600 FPS with a .525ish BC that can be fired in a standard barrel would be a dream come true for us 308 winnie fans.

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Thanks for that heads up!

You are right about the 175 for the 308, I would like that. I hope the 200 gr. at least matches the 200 Accubond, if not I will just run with that. If it is at least .575ish it will be an exciting all round bullet.
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Re: Barnes LRX

For the 30cals, I'm real excited based on required twist rates... A 175 that needs a 1-11 is pretty sleek! I believe the 190 berger recommends 1-11 or 1-12 and the 210 1-10 or 1-11. While ones solid copper and the other jacketed it's not too accurate but does give you an idea. they better be real good for what barnes cost, or it won't make a difference wether they egsist or not to me...
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