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300RUM 130gr.Barns TSX reloads?

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Unread 06-17-2009, 04:48 PM
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Re: 300RUM 130gr.Barns TSX reloads?

I blew through both scapulas on a small elk last fall at 589 yds with the above mentioned 200 gr load. I think it was dead before it hit the ground. I can see where a person would want to shoot a light bullet really fast to increase the point blank range but throat erosion is a real concern with the 300 RUM to begin with, much less running it at 3700 fps. Load up some 180's or 200's and develop a good drop and windage chart using either a ballistic type reticle or elevation and windage turrets.
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Unread 06-20-2009, 07:12 PM
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Re: 300RUM 130gr.Barns TSX reloads?

Originally Posted by Rick Friesen View Post
Can anyone help me out. I have had successfully reloaded 180 Failsafes and 155 Barns through my 24" barreled Sako. I'm looking to reload 130 Tsx. I like using H1000 but open to sugestions. I was told to start with 97 to 102grs.

With this does anyone have the balistics for this combo?

Hi Rick and welcome to LRH .

Try this link to some free online ballistic software and other info. Big Game Info - A resource for the big game hunter

Jot down the "bc" of the barnes 130gr plug in the other info. like elevation caliber .308 of coarse etc. and then write down the amount of drop at 1000yds -then try it with the 200gr accubond or 210 berger vld -208 amax -you'll be surprised at the results.
As stated by the other guys -even though the big heavy bullet starts out slower it passes up the lightweight bullet at mid-range -then continues to leave the 130-180 bullets in its wake.

Disclaimer -200+grain bullets do have a bit more recoil !

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Unread 06-22-2009, 08:41 AM
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Re: 300RUM 130gr.Barns TSX reloads?

Thanks for the link. I had no idea what I was infore. You are going to kringe when I tell you this but I was loadind with no way of calculating pressures or velocities. I was interchanging tips, as long as the weights were the same, within the load manuals. I guess my saving grace was that I stayed within the safe loads, not saying that I was in safe pressures but luckly no catastrofic results. Thanks again for the eye opener.
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