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looking for load data for the 300 rem ultra mag and 130gr barnes

 
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Old 03-14-2005, 04:04 PM
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Re: looking for load data for the 300 rem ultra mag and 130gr barnes

As long as your aren't over 175-200 lbs I think you will be OK. I would only be concerned about a close shoulder shot. As the velocity slows downrange, the penetration should be adequate. Even if you don't pass thru, dumping 4000 lbs of energy into that small of an animal is bound to be devastating.

I will say that I've only been able to get around 1 MOA (+ or - 1/4 MOA) accuracy out of my SAKO 75 w/them. This week I plan to work up some loads with some heavier bullets, including some of the famed Wildcat bullets, to see if I can't get a little better accuracy.

Try RL 22, it gave me the best velocity (3940 fps) and accuracy. IMR 7828 was real dissapointment on velocity. Only got about 3600 fps out of it.
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Old 03-14-2005, 06:29 PM
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Re: looking for load data for the 300 rem ultra mag and 130gr barnes

MY 30-378 is a sako TRG. I wish I knew the 300 rum was around the corner when I bought it. The gun was pretty cheap brand new at about $600--much less than a weatherby but it has a very small recoil lug and it is pretty finicky about what I feed it. It seems to like 150 grain and under bullets. I have run the 125 ballistic tip at about 3700fps with great accuracy out to 400 yds. THAT BEING SAID I would never use the ballistic tip for hunting when the 130 tsx is out there. I would highly recomend you try both bullets---use the ballistic tip for plinking--maybe get them cheap as 2nds from noslers pro shop. Then go hunting with the tsx. The tsx will simply to the job from any angle.....through any deer bone......front to back. The tsx should also have a higher coefficient--probably considerable higher to keep you flatter. If that trophy of a lifetime turns it's rear to you and heads off to the wild blue yonder a texas heart shot with a tsx is not going to be a problem. I would not hesitate to use the 130 tsx on bigger game like elk either. I shot a 6x6 with my 30-378 a few years back with a 150 barnes bt. After practicing at 300 yds and doing the trajectory tables my elk walked out at.....80 yds. I got him quartering away with a muzzle velocity of 3700 fps. Bullet entered behind the ribs--travelled about 3' up and exited through the off shoulder and then kept going. The off shoulder was absolutely mush. There was almost no bloodshot meat and the elk piled up without another step. I can't believe the pedals of the x-bullet would have stayed intact that that speed but I guess pushing a blunt pencil sized object through something at about 3600 fps is gonna get the job done. When it comes to high speed I'm a barnes lover.
Enough said...thanks for lending an ear.\
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Re: looking for load data for the 300 rem ultra mag and 130gr barnes

Old bear I was thinking of asking the same question.HHHhhhhmmmmmmmmm ! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Old 03-14-2005, 09:29 PM
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Re: looking for load data for the 300 rem ultra mag and 130gr barnes

one question. does the TSX bullet need to be seated out so it is close to the lands or can it be loaded deeper into the case. at 130gr, there is not much to play with.
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Re: looking for load data for the 300 rem ultra mag and 130gr barnes

I've heard the Barnes X bullets like to jump into the lands. Don't know if this is true for the triple shocks.
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