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Old 08-22-2011, 07:06 PM
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Re: Where to start? Found the answer!

80Maro,

Thanks for the link. I'm going to try these in my 338 Lapua. I'll let you know how they work.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:01 AM
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Re: Where to start? Found the answer!

Well tried the Barnes 265 LRX's yesterday. I'm not really impressed. I've heard so many "likes" regarding Barnes; "They like a jump to the lands", "they like slower powder so they don't overpressure"...

So I tried 5 loads of Retumbo with only one achieving a half way decent group. I'm thinking that I might have a powder/bullet incompatability issue. The question is do I go slower or faster?
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25-06 M70 for coyotes
6.5-06 Remington Custom w/Leupold Mark IV 6.5-20 tactical setup
AR10 for mule deer
6.5-06 M700 for mule deer
338 Lapua Mag M700 for elk
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:30 PM
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Re: Where to start? Found the answer!

I know what you mean, I had about the same results. RL25 on the way and i'm going to try that.

Your 85.4 group looks ok. What seating depth are you using? Did you chrony your loads? I would try that 85.4 again but with different seating depths. I dont know how far is too far with these bullets. Maybe start at .020, 040, 060, 080.


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Old 08-28-2011, 07:59 PM
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Re: Where to start? Found the answer!

80Maro,

I tried US869 today and brought the load length out to about .015 off the lands (3.750"). I'm going to go back to Retumbo and at the longer lenght and see. What have you found with the bullets when it comes to COAL?
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25-06 M70 for coyotes
6.5-06 Remington Custom w/Leupold Mark IV 6.5-20 tactical setup
AR10 for mule deer
6.5-06 M700 for mule deer
338 Lapua Mag M700 for elk
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:45 PM
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Re: Where to start? Found the answer!

My testing results with H1000 were not stellar at all. I have some H4831SC that I tested with some sierra GMK's today and it went ok. I thinking that if H4831 is not too fast for the 250's then it shoulden't be for the 265's. I know the bullets differ in design also but i'm not getting insane speeds nor pressure signs with the H4831SC (about 2900-3000fps). I loaded 85-90gn's in 1gn increments so I will try about 86gn with the LRX but I am going to load the same charge and just change the OAL. My testing was done with .030 off the lands but I think I will try .050-touching the lands just to find out what these things like for a jump. I'll let you know what I determine works best with my rifle, maybe that will give you some idea where to start with yours.


What did you use (program) to measure your group?
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:32 PM
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Re: Where to start? Found the answer!

80Maro,

I've had good luck with H4831SC & 250 gr SMK's (see below). My rifle twist in 1 in 10". I have had better luck with Retumbo and 300 gr SMK which is now my new target load. Below are the targets at 86.0 grns of H4831 at varied lenghts.

The program is free - OnTarget Software
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25-06 M70 for coyotes
6.5-06 Remington Custom w/Leupold Mark IV 6.5-20 tactical setup
AR10 for mule deer
6.5-06 M700 for mule deer
338 Lapua Mag M700 for elk
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:04 PM
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Re: Where to start? Found the answer!

I'm done with the Barnes 265LRX. I can't get them to shoot in my Remington 700P. (See below). I'm made the decision to hunt this year with 300 grain Matchkings. They're accurate, consistant and will do the job with good shot placement.
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25-06 M70 for coyotes
6.5-06 Remington Custom w/Leupold Mark IV 6.5-20 tactical setup
AR10 for mule deer
6.5-06 M700 for mule deer
338 Lapua Mag M700 for elk
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