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Unread 12-23-2005, 10:59 AM
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Barnes 130 gr XLC in 300 win mag

Was wondering if anyone has tried this combo, a barnes 130 grain XLC in a 300 win mag, and if so how it performed.
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    Unread 12-23-2005, 05:30 PM
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    Re: Barnes 130 gr XLC in 300 win mag

    I've been pondering this loading myself. I have some triple shock and xlc sitting here in 130. Bought em for the .308. I can't believe that barnes data shows about 200 fps diff between a regular barnes and a xlc. Using the exact same powder charge. I will see what response comes but,.....I'll bet not to many have ventured into this combo.
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    Re: Barnes 130 gr XLC in 300 win mag

    has a ring of DRT
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    Re: Barnes 130 gr XLC in 300 win mag

    300 Rummy, My only concern with your concept is the velocity factor. Anytime stricking velocity is over 3000 fps, Barnes X bullets can shed their petals from the violent expansion. You will still have the majority of the bullet, but the nose "cutting" petals will be gone and one large blunt will be present. At "long range", your velocity will bleed off to be under 3000 fps, but be aware of the petal loss if contact is too close. Just a thought. :
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    Re: Barnes 130 gr XLC in 300 win mag

    "Anytime stricking velocity is over 3000 fps, Barnes X bullets can shed their petals"


    can you prove or back up your statement? Pics are good!
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    Re: Barnes 130 gr XLC in 300 win mag

    Wildgame, I've shot X bullets since they first came out in the 90s. I talk to Ty and Randy Brooks at Barnes regularly, and they are the ones to confirm that over 3000 fps can break off the petals. Hard to get a picture since I have never had a Barnes X stay in the animal. The factory has photos from testing in ballistic gelatin. Doesn't always happen, but stricking under 3000 fps helps keep the petals in tact from the factory viewpoint.
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    Re: Barnes 130 gr XLC in 300 win mag

    if a bullet hits something at over 3000 and sheds the pedals, you now have a fairly flat nosed, one dia projectile.this combination can make a larger wound channel than if the pedals stayed on.the faster you drive this type of bullet, the better that it will work.this is how premium solid copper bullets are designed to work.
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