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225 gr. X bullet in 338

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Unread 08-25-2010, 10:56 AM
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225 gr. X bullet in 338

I need a load for a Barnes 225 gr. "X" bullet in my 338 Win mag. I can't seem to find any on the internet? Would the loading data be the same as the 225 gr TSX? I also heard they like to jump a little bit. Any info is appreciated.
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    Unread 08-25-2010, 07:42 PM
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    Re: 225 gr. X bullet in 338

    Nobody is shooting a Barnes "X" bullet in their 338?
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    Unread 08-27-2010, 12:41 PM
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    Re: 225 gr. X bullet in 338

    I shoot a LOT of Barnes bullets, start @ .050 jump & adjust acordingly from there. I wouldn't use the TSX data for the original X bullet, the TSX creates less pressure than the X did/does which could get you into pressure problems. Send an email or phone the techs at Barnes, they are outstanding people & very eager to help their customers.
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    Unread 08-29-2010, 09:42 AM
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    Re: 225 gr. X bullet in 338

    I used to push a 225x with 77 grains of RL19. this was a max load, start at 74grains and work up.
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