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Old 07-18-2004, 04:10 PM
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Barnes X

I recently purchased a couple boxes of 7mm Wby cartridges from Weatherby, and the boxes are labeled only Barnes X. Does anyone know if these are Barnes X, Barnes XLC, or Triple Shock?
Also, I've heard of accuracy issues with Barnes X bullets? Can anyone shed any light on this? Are they ill suited as target rounds but for hunting, where a 3-4 inch group at 200 yds is acceptable, they're OK? And finally, how many of these all copper rounds can I fire before I need to give my barrel a thorough cleaning.

Thanks in advance for any info.
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Old 07-18-2004, 04:37 PM
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Re: Barnes X

I am sure that if these cartridges had XLC or TSX bullets it would be indicated on the box.

The XLC bullets are blue so they would be easy to identify. I'm not aware of Weatherby loading TSX bullets in factory ammo.

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Old 07-19-2004, 03:09 PM
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Re: Barnes X

Schardes,

I've been working up loads for the Barnes 165 gr. X bullet in my .308 for an upcoming moose hunt this fall.

So far 44 grains of VarGet is producing consistent .45" groups at 100 yards. I'm not sure how much more I'll be able to tighten that up, but in my opinion, they're fantastic bullets.

Hope it helps
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Old 07-23-2004, 05:13 PM
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Re: Barnes X

Jeff, should be accurate enough for moose... is that a 165 x or a 168 tsx that you were talking about on the other post?

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Old 07-23-2004, 06:21 PM
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Re: Barnes X

#1 Whitetail,

They were out of the Barnes 168 gr TSX bullets when I purchased them, so I decided to try the 165 Barnes X.

We're going to play with seating depth and couple of different powders on Sunday morning to see what we can come up with.

Basically, I have a load that exceeded my wildest expectations, but why were at it, were going to see just how tight we can get the groups.

Its good trigger time and lots of fun. We're also going to chronograph the loads out at 10' 100, 200 and 300 yards to see exactly what I'm working with. Once I have that done, I'll have enough data to plug into my RSI ballistic lab to see how they'll perform farther out.

Gota love a sport that can be so rewarding at times and frustrating at other times!
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Jeff in TX,
Keep me posted on your progress with the Barnes testing. I'm very curious as to the distance off of the lands setting you are using and what kind of loads you're using.
I'm a Barnes fan; though many folks don't seem to like em. I suspect they are seating to close to the lands and getting signs of high pressure. Good Shootin'
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Old 07-24-2004, 08:21 AM
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Re: Barnes X

nighthunter264winmag,

I'll keep you posted. Seating depth seems to be a major factor with those bullets.

One curious observation. Using VarGet, 44 grains on up is a compressed load. After loading the rounds, the pressure of the compressed load seems to push the bullet out a few thousands, so we are working around that also.

Once I have the complete load and all the details, I'll post the information and send you an email.


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