Originally Posted by ICANHITHIMMAN
Dang Mike sweet. In your experience, when loading the barnes bullets do you find seating depth to be a huge factor?
I also use a large amount of Barnes. I've only had one issue with seating depth causing a significant problem. A good friend & local gun shop owner was playing with the TSX in his 338-378WBY, being new to Barnes (Nosler guy), he had them seated (IIRC) at the lands. That particular rifle absolutely refused to group better than 1.5 or 2.0 @ 100yds, poor guy was Uber frustrated... to the point he actually sold the rifle. He & I stated discussing the issue (after the sale), he told me where he had them seated, I recommended jumping them .050 etc, etc.... he in now using the TSX in a couple different rifles to great success utilizing the info provided right there in the box of bullets
I've used or still do use, Barnes bullets in calibers ranging from the 80TTSX in a 6mmAI all the way to a 500grn TSX in a 458Lott & several in between. Most are seated to max magazine length & worked up accordingly. I haven't failed yet.