Originally Posted by Jon A
I'm not sure how you can up the velocity and reduce recoil at the same time. Reduced friction bullets (such as moly coated, blue coated Barnes, etc) typically require more powder to reach the same velocity as a regular bullet of the same weight. That's been my experience. That means more recoil (though only very slightly so).
What they offer is the potential for more velocity at a given maximum pressure level. In other words, if you crank it up you'll be able to push them faster than other 130's before you run into pressure signs. But that doesn't help recoil.
So, I don't see you gaining much in that area. Not in a significant or even noticable amount.
However, I do believe they'll give you good penetration and terminal performance for their weight. Good enough to be worth the cost and hassle of getting them will be up to you to decide.
Your absolutely correct and sort of to sum up what I am hoping for is that I might be able to get them up to, or even a slightly higher velocity than the 125's are, and still not bother him much with the recoil. It is sort of a toss up I am aware, and the only true way yo know is to get some down range. My reason for choosing this bullet in particular is that the driving bands shouldn't create as much drag as a solid bullet, and being coated I understand that they will have to have more powder. I am hopeful that they will also shoot up to his potential.
He is shooting a Ruger Compact in .308 which weighs 6.5lbs with a loaded magazine. The short stock and the added eye relief of the 1.5 - 6 scope seem to be made for him. Yea I thought about the lighter bullets as well but would rather go heavier than lighter, especially for the hogs. I have the 125gr -X on hand but they just didn't shoot very well with this load.
Glad you got the package, hope it serves you well. I will try to get the rest headed your way ASAP.