Re: Barnes TSX .308 load data
I agree with you that the 180 is a hefty pill in a .308. I have a very good load for the Nosler 180 B Tip of 42 Gr. RL-15. I picked up these Barnes 180's because they were on a close out sale at my local shop (20. bucks). Looking at them they seem ridiculously long, however compared to the Nosler spitzer's their not, IMO.
Nosler OAL 1.374, Ogive to base .734 / Barnes OAL 1.389, Ogive to base .810. When seated to my max coal the Barnes are .560 into the case and the Nosler are .537.
With that said, I am pretty much of a novice at this, I've loaded a lot of pistol 25 yrs. ago and this is my first year hunting deer. I'm playing with these 180's because the hunt club I've joined has the possibilities of 400 - 600 yd (or better) shots and I wanted a bullet that will have enough energy that far out to anchor the animal.
Well, like I said I'm new at this. I'll play around with some loads and seating and post back.
Thanks for the advice and the great info on this site.