7mm MRX - excellent

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Limbic, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. Limbic

    Limbic Well-Known Member

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    I've been working on some Barnes loads. A guy at the range said that his loads worked best when the triple X was loaded .050-.070 from the lands. Mine were much closer and perhaps accounted for the larger groups. The surprie for the day was the MRX.
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    140gr MRX with 62gr of IMR 4831 federal 215primer and COAL 3.260. It was basically two holes but I ripped it a little in my hurry to get it off the target board.

    Couldn't have done it without the help from this site. Thanks guys.
     
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  2. bigg_sexy1

    bigg_sexy1 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like your dialed in Limbic nice shooting.
     

  3. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    No doubt, one of the most expensive commercially available bullets, go figure.

    good shooting.
     
  4. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Well that's one cool looking bullet. You'll be shooting in style now. I'm tempted just because they look so cool!
     
  5. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    I thought so too. The MRX & TSX shot the same from 2 different 300 RUM's I load for. I couldn't justify the price.
     
  6. bigg_sexy1

    bigg_sexy1 Well-Known Member

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    It is pretty tough to justify shooting expensive bullets like that when you can buy Bergers for half the price, and they have awsome terminal damage!
     
  7. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    I've found that its tougher to get the Bergers to shoot than say a TSX. That is why they appeal to me...sometimes.
     
  8. bigg_sexy1

    bigg_sexy1 Well-Known Member

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    I must have gotten lucky, they shot well right off the bat. Didnt have to play around with seating deapth to much or anything.
     
  9. Limbic

    Limbic Well-Known Member

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    Yea they don't give the MRX away. How do the Bergers do with shorter range targets like say 150-200 yrds.\?
     
  10. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes instead of expanding, they grenade. I shot a black bear with a 210 VLD from 20 feet with my 300 WM this past spring. No part of that bullet ever reached the far side of the animal. Never penetrated more than 12". But that 12" was like a hollowed out pumpkin.
     
  11. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    I watched a friend of mine whack a nice 3 point muley a few weeks ago with a 30-06 and the 168 Berger VLD at 380 yards. The bullet grenaded and didn't go through the shoulder (where it was shot) but we found bits of the jacket all over the place and the buck died instantly. I might have gone for the heart/lungs at that range but you can't argue with dead. Every animal I've seen get hit with Bergers since 2002 has died instantly and violently and they rank first on my list of "deadly".