Re: Barnes XLC
I have a little time with the XLC's. They are worth a shot. Most of the time they are hard to get accurate. The coat does help on fouling and I dont think it encourages rust. Alot of the time it helps reduce pressure. Sometimes like in a 308, you cant get enough powder in the case to really utilize the velocity increase. 48 grains of RL-15 only gets me 2900 FPS with the 150 XLC. My 100 yard accuracy is also only .6 of an inch. If I were hunting elk at 400 yards it would be a good load but for where I mostly hunt, its not practical. I stick to SMK's and AMAX's I get them super accurate and I can get the 155's faster than the 150 XLC because I dont get the pressure loss and I am already using a full case of powder. No more room to get the pressur back.
For somthing like an 06 or 300, they would do better in that department. Provided the barrel shot them accuratley
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.