30 cal (.308)140 gr HPBT got in a trade

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  1. DRSmith

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    I ended up with some 140gr hpbt in a trade I don't know who made them. they look like the where pulled. I'm having a heck of a time finding a recipe to load them. The only 30 cal I own is a 300 win mag and 30-06.
    Has anyone tried 140s in an 30-06? what would be a good powder and starting load ?
    I'm just looking to practice with them or if I give my 220 and 22-250 a break hunt dogs with them. any help. Thanks
     
  2. 375fan

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    Barnes made 140 gr XBT in .308.
     

  3. MudRunner2005

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    Post up a pic of the bullets and we might be able to tell you a bit more about them.

    Also, I can try to look up some info for you tonight in my Nosler manual, if you'd like?
     
  4. DRSmith

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    I have Noslers #7 and Hornadys newest books but both of them are not listing 140 that I could find. I put a pick on as soon I can. I don't think they are Barnes. 2013-03-19 16.08.17.jpg

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    Thanks
     
  5. DRSmith

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    Took me a little to figure how to put the pics on but I figured it out. new to this stuff
     
  6. MudRunner2005

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    Could be Swift, Speer, Sierra, there's no telling on my end.....Sorry, I gave it a shot, but I have no clue.

    Maybe Kirby can help, he's a bullet guru.

    I was gonna check the Nosler 7 manual, but if it doesn't have anything in the 140gr, I guess that's not gonna help you.
     
  7. Red hunter

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    The Modern reloading second edition by Lee does not show any 140gr 308 bullets other than the Barnes X.
     
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    Looks like a barnes to me! I would bet on it.
     
  9. DRSmith

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    They may be X bullets but they didn't look like it to me.
    They look like they were pulled they might be military. I think I'll have to sacrifice one and cut it in half to see of it has a lead core..thanks for the help
    any starting loads for the Barnes?
     
  10. 375fan

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    Cut one in half to find out if a Barnes or not,
    looking at pics I think their Barnes x.
     
  11. Red hunter

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    DRSmith what powder are you going to use? I will see what Barnes has in their book.
     
  12. DRSmith

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    H 141 or IMR 8202XBR that I just picked up. I think I have some reloader 19 too
     
  13. Red hunter

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    The books I have show nothing for those powders. Do you have any of the standard powders? 3031, 4064, 4895, varget ? Maybe someone else may have a load using what you listed.
     
  14. DRSmith

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    I do have some 4895 and varget but not to much left and its getting so hard to find.