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Barnes 7mm 168gr LRX in 9.25 - anyone find success?

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Unread 09-25-2013, 03:21 PM
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Barnes 7mm 168gr LRX in 9.25 - anyone find success?

I searched but didn't really find anyone shooting sub MOA while loading 168grn LRX out of 7mm mag 1:9.25 barrel. Anyone achieve good results that can share with that twist ?

I need to use lead free in Ca's condor zone LOL-- and like the BC listed for LRX.

I have shot the lead free TTSX and find them really really finicky to get sub MOA in a several of my calibers (270,308,300WM). Seems for most charge weights all my uber accurate guns spit the copper Barnes all over until I find a tiny node. Even then, they don't shoot as well as match bullets. So I am not interested in going thru this for the 7mm rem mag. And was hoping the LRX might be better
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    Unread 09-25-2013, 06:43 PM
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    Re: Barnes 7mm 168gr LRX in 9.25 - anyone find success?

    not a 7 mm, but I shot the 175 LRH Barnes out of my 300 Win Mag (factory rifle) under 5/8". Seated them deep in the case and did not push them real hard. It was a first attempt and had loaded them for the Tikka (why they were deep in the case), but shot them in my Remmy and was so surprised I loaded up a bunch to hunt with this yr. I think I'm running them at about 2900fps
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    Unread 09-26-2013, 08:18 AM
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    Re: Barnes 7mm 168gr LRX in 9.25 - anyone find success?

    I have tried them in my 7mag with really bad results. 1:9.5 twist and the bullet will not stabilize. The bullet was key holing at 100 yds. I loaded up 20 rounds with H1000, Win primers and federal brass. I gave up after only 7 rounds as the bolt was stiff on extraction. I will stick with the 145gr LRX, my gun loves it. 63.5gr RL22 will produce a 5 shot group that I can cover with a quarter at 100 yds
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    Unread 09-26-2013, 11:46 PM
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    Re: Barnes 7mm 168gr LRX in 9.25 - anyone find success?

    I'm shooting a sendero in 7STW, with the 9.25 twist. I'm launching them about 3250 and keeping about 1/2-3/4 moa. (gun still shoots better than I do!) I quite like these bullets. Accurate, consistent, and they kill well! I've shot a coyote past 200 yards, a cow elk about the same, and a bull elk at about 300. My load is with retumbo, so I would suggest sticking with a slower powder like that, or H1000 with the 168 LRX. Have fun!!!
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    Re: Barnes 7mm 168gr LRX in 9.25 - anyone find success?

    .050 off the lands do a charge weight test, then tweak primer and if needed switch brass.
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    Unread 09-28-2013, 09:51 AM
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    Re: Barnes 7mm 168gr LRX in 9.25 - anyone find success?

    I've done some work with the long Barnes.

    It is my belief that you won't stabilize the 168 LRX.

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    Re: Barnes 7mm 168gr LRX in 9.25 - anyone find success?

    I have given up trying to get the 168's to shoot in my gun. I have tried 2 powders, various brass and primers, all with the same result. I went back to the 145's and they shoot sub-moa all day
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