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Old 07-27-2011, 12:21 AM
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340 wby is a 1-10 twist 28" barrel. 94 grains IMR-7828 was the best load I shot in it. The bullet was the 225 grain max #62 and velocity averaged 3208 fps. I have a 2.6" group written down for it at 400 yards. It was seated to where the boattail began at the base of the neck where it was sized to. CCI 250 primer
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One of the amazing things I have found about these bullets is how easy they are to load for and shoot well. I really haven't got any bad groups with anything I have tried. Usually with a very aggressive design for high bc numbers the bullets get very finicky and it is difficult to find the sweet spot so they shoot well and some never do. These you pretty much load and shoot. I have found this to be true in several different rifles now. If your rifle shoots it will shoot these bullets is pretty much what I have found.
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One of the amazing things I have found about these bullets is how easy they are to load for and shoot well. I really haven't got any bad groups with anything I have tried. Usually with a very aggressive design for high bc numbers the bullets get very finicky and it is difficult to find the sweet spot so they shoot well and some never do. These you pretty much load and shoot. I have found this to be true in several different rifles now. If your rifle shoots it will shoot these bullets is pretty much what I have found.
I've had the opposite experience so far with my 180g .308 (C48) loads in a 300 RUM. I've tried five different loads, all with Retumbo, and the *best* group I could get was 1.1 MOA. Most loads were 1.5-1.7 MOA. This is in a gun that shoots the Barnes LRX at .7 MOA consistently. Granted, my gun seems to hate Retumbo, so I'm going to try some CE loads with Magnum (which my gun loves). I haven't written off the CE bullets completely yet, but if I can't get them to shoot at least as good as my LRX loads with Magnum, I'm checking out.

I really want them to work, because the 'on paper' performance potential is pretty good.

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I have not tried the c48 bullets. I am shooting the c21 and c34. I am getting excellent accuracy out of both.
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I have not tried the c48 bullets. I am shooting the c21 and c34. I am getting excellent accuracy out of both.
Long-range, I am wanting them for hunting elk and deer,have you heard anything about how they work for hunting? I'm going to order some tomorrow and try them in my .340wby,with that load you gave . I'll start 5 gr under and work up.my rifle is a wby mark5, with a 26in tube. P.S. Thanks again for that load for the 257 wby,with the 100 gr ttsx barnes.it shoots great and vel is 3678fps and your right it is alot better bullet than the old barnes.

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Re: Cutting Edge Bullet Velocity

If you read bullet design under the Technical info tab there is a lot of good info and then look into the media tab and you'll get some good pics of terminal performance. I like that they seem to be designed deliver energy to the vitals more aggressively vs the narrower but exiting wound channel of other all copper bullets.
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Finally had an opportunity to shoot the 225 CEB (D67) out of my 338 win mag @ 200 yards with decent results. Most groups slightly over 1" with less than ideal wind conditions. However, these bullets have been shooting 90-110 fps faster than any other 225 shot through my barrel thus far. Currently getting 2900 fps (25" barrel) with 70 grains IMR-4350. Plan on loading 71.5 grains (4350) and hoping to push over the 2950 mark. IMO, this really increases the long range capability of the 338 winnie with a BC of .640. Have very high hopes for this bullet. Would like to get a little better accuracy and trigger time behind the bullet before I commit. JW
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