338 "X" Bullet ?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by 25 Otter, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. 25 Otter

    25 Otter Well-Known Member

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    I just picked up a box of 338 210gr Barnes "X" bullets. They aren't the Tripple Shock variety,just X Bullets. Can they be driven as fast as the TSX ? Also,I have noticed a pretty big difference in charge weights between the "X" and lead core slugs. Do I have to use only Barnes data for these bullets? Thanks a bunch :).
     
  2. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Where did you get them? They discontinued that bullet because of higher pressures and they didnt expand reliably.
     

  3. 25 Otter

    25 Otter Well-Known Member

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    I picked them up at the local gun shop.
     
  4. marioq

    marioq Well-Known Member

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    Yes you should follow the load data in the Barnes book. They tested them and know the pressures for a given powder.