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Old 02-23-2014, 09:55 PM
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RWK:

I would use at the least a 225 gr. Barnes TSX, so the rifle can be used to its full potential. Good luck.
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:22 AM
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The 185 TTSX will definitely work, but it is on the light end for a 338 win mag so like others have said you will not be utilizing the full potential of the win mags potential. With that said you will also reduce recoil quite a bit and the high velocity is where Barnes bullets really perform well.

My favorite Barnes bullet for the 338 win mag is the 210 TTSX.
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:14 PM
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RWK:

I would use a Barnes 225 gr. "TTSX". I loaded the Barnes .225 "X" for my cousin's .338 Win. Mag. using RL19 moving at 2,900 f/s. .75" 3 shot group at 100mm. These loads have killed 5 oryx in NM. The bullet busted through both shoulders and kept going. All the oryx died where they stood. Good luck.
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:56 PM
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Re: barnes

yeah It will do it but you are only hurting yourself by not using the 210-225.. I shot a bear with the 210 last spring and it worked well. then a couple elk with the 225 and it was a hammer... the 225 seems somewhat light to me even but I think its a good match for the 338 win
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:22 PM
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Re: barnes

Thanks folks, but i hope that i will not have to take long shots. Remember speed KILLS Rich
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:48 PM
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Thanks folks, but i hope that i will not have to take long shots. Remember speed KILLS Rich
I'm sure the 185 TTSX will be a hammer. Post some pics and a story of the elk you shoot this year!
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Old 03-07-2014, 03:16 PM
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Remember speed KILLS
It does? I thought blowing a big ass hole through vital organs is what kills.
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