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Old 08-31-2009, 11:51 PM
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Barnes TSX New Rang Report

Looking for opinions & experiences here in the reloading aspect of things.

What are you finding, do they like to run hot? Or do they like something more in the middle?

As for seating, just off the lands, or do they group better with a bit of a jump start?

The main reason I'm asking is I have a 22-250 24" 1-14 twist.

Now if you check out the Barnes manual Stickied here:

http://www.barnesbullets.com/C.../22-250Remington.pdf

It shows all the load data is tested with a 1-14 twist, BUT recommends a 1-12 twist for 53gr XXX bullets at the top of the page. These are what I am trying to shoot.

Am I wasting time & ammo trying to get 53gr XXX to shoot in this thing?

To date I've tried 36.5gr Varget 210M Win Brass 53gr XXX just off lands & resulted in a 4" group.

40gr Blitzkings & 50gr Nosler BT both group in the 1/2-3/4 inch range (5 shot).

Powders at my disposal currently that will work in a 22-250 are RL15, Varget, Benchmark, IMR4350,

I also have Win LR primers too.

Open to suggestions

Thanks.

I will also mention I owned another 22-250 1-14 twist that was only 22". It shot the old 53gr X & 60gr partitions Awesome.
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Re: Barnes XXX

My Remington 22-250 VLS with a 1 in 14 will not shoot the Barnes 53 gr pill. Shoots the Nosler 55 gr NBT better than anything else, but not the 53 gr Barnes. Like you 4" groups with all powders.
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Re: Barnes XXX

I've only used 160 grain Barnes TSX's in a 7mm rem mag . the bullets like to jump . my best was .050 - .060 jump . it also seemed to like being fast . here are instructions that were packaged with the TSX's when I was using them . hope this helps . Jim



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Re: Barnes XXX

Just baecause they are both 53 grains means nothing. With the solid copper slugs it is an issue of LENGTH! Barnes recommends a faster twist for the 53gr, and has a 45gr for the 1-14 twist tubes.
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Re: Barnes XXX

I would suggest H-414/ Win 760 with the 53 in the 22 250 I shoot them from time to time in my swift and have found them to be quirky. I finally got really good groups with 4831 speed is pretty good but nothing of note if you shoot a 22-250 or swift wit 40-55 grain bullets. Perhaps crimping them at one of the grooves might smooth things out with the powders you now have and give you better results.
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Re: Barnes XXX

Three of us tried them out of 22-250's and a 223 and they would group very poor or start tumbling by 100yds, we were kinda wondering what was wrong till I looked at the web site and say they need a faster twist. Other 50-55 gr bullets work just fine.
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Re: Barnes TSX New Rang Report

Well I went to the range to do some more testing. I had 2 different loads I tried. The first was with the same charge of Varget but at a COL of 2.360.

They once again were all over the page :(

The other load was a Benchmark load.

Rem Case, 210M, 34gr Benchmark, 53 TSX @ COL 2.360. This is looking much better



I will have to measure to see exactly how far off the lands I am, but I believe I am over the 30-70 thousandths suggested range by Barnes.

The FPS was from 3644 LOW - 3672 HIGH.

It does look like it may be promising though.

Much happier this time.
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