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338 "X" Bullet ?

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Old 04-06-2012, 04:24 PM
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338 "X" Bullet ?

I just picked up a box of 338 210gr Barnes "X" bullets. They aren't the Tripple Shock variety,just X Bullets. Can they be driven as fast as the TSX ? Also,I have noticed a pretty big difference in charge weights between the "X" and lead core slugs. Do I have to use only Barnes data for these bullets? Thanks a bunch .
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:39 PM
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Re: 338 "X" Bullet ?

Where did you get them? They discontinued that bullet because of higher pressures and they didnt expand reliably.

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Old 04-06-2012, 06:08 PM
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Re: 338 "X" Bullet ?

I picked them up at the local gun shop.
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Re: 338 "X" Bullet ?

Yes you should follow the load data in the Barnes book. They tested them and know the pressures for a given powder.
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