Originally Posted by Drift141
May I ask what your load data is for the Barnes? I have a 6.5-284 with a 26in barrel on order and just bought a box of 127LRX bullets. I am curious to find out how they perform. I hope they shoot well because I like the lead free concept for meat that my family and I will consume. I plan on using them for deer, antelope, and possibly elk if I am ever lucky enough to draw a tag. What have you shot with them and how did they perform? Thanks in advance!
My load is :
CCI BR2 primer
50.0 grains of H4350
jumping .030" off the lands
I started getting pressure signs at 50.5 grains in my gun so be careful.
This load shoots very well in my gun, just as good as the Amax or Berger. Between me and a buddy last year we killed 15+ deer and numerous hogs with them and they have been devastating to say the least. I can honestly say that for anything 600 yards and in, I won't use anything but barnes. I don't elk hunt, but I wouldn't be scared at all from using this load on one.
My experience with Barnes, so far, has been stellar. I just think you need to keep your impact velocity at or above 1900-2000 fps. So depending on your load, your max range may vary.