30 Cal 200 Grain Barnes TSX

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by dakor, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. dakor

    dakor Well-Known Member

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    Anyone tried these out what kind of velocity and accuracy are you getting?
     
  2. dakor

    dakor Well-Known Member

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    I have an update I bought these a few weeks ago and tried them out. I was pretty impressed with them. I shot them in a 300 Win Mag Sako TRG-S with a 26inch barrel. With 74 grains of R-22 3005 fps and 1 inch groups at 100 yards with 3 shots. One group I shot with a lower charge shot around 3/4 of an inch but I am using them on big bears so I wanted a little more speed.
     

  3. Gowge

    Gowge Active Member

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    DAKOR, if you can get hold of that 375H&H, take it instead. Even if you download the big Magnum Cartridge a little, it's better for BIG BROWN BEAR than a 30 caliber. See my reply to your post on the other forum and check that 338 Sabi load and their ballistics page. There's a LOT to be said for BIG, HEAVY BULLETS (PENETRATION) when it comes to dropping the biggest and meanest predator in the World. [​IMG]

    GOOD LUCK! [​IMG]
     
  4. Guest

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    Or take what you shoot well. A good hit with your 300 Win Mag is a lot better than a miss with a friends 375H&H. When the heat is on and a big bear wants you, you want something you can shoot accuratly in your sleep. Big is not always better. The Barnes will do what you need.