Barnes Triple-Shock reloading question.

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Archeryelk, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. Archeryelk

    Archeryelk Well-Known Member

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    Loading 7mm-08 with 140gr and 300 Win Mag with 165. Any recommendations? Powder? Seating? Anything.

    I shoot 140 and 180 Accubonds now. They shoot great in the 300 but not that good in the 7mm-08.

    Any help appreciated,

    Archer
     
  2. dog caller

    dog caller Well-Known Member

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    I can't help you with load data because I don't shoot either of those calibers. I shoot triple shocks out of my 243, 270 WBY and 264 Win Mag and the only thing you have to be finnicky with is the seating depth. My 243 likes them .030 off of the lands. The 264 is .050 back and the WBY is freebore so I build them .100 shorter than the magazine box. I'm in the process of working up a load for 270 Winchester using 130 TSX's. I will start them at .020 and work back in 10/1000's increments until I'm satisfied. Hope this helps.

    dc
     

  3. ILIKA308

    ILIKA308 Active Member

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    RELOADER 22 AND H 1000 ARE GOOD POWDERS PM ME AND I WILL YOU YOU SOME DATA ON WHAT I SHOOT.
     
  4. Jim Hundley

    Jim Hundley Well-Known Member

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    I load the Barnes 168 TSX for my .300Winny.I started at .010" off and went to .050" off.Found the best accuracy at -.030"I have loaded RL-19,RL-22,Retumbo,H-4831,H-1000.The RL-22 is good,but not consistant for me.Seems to vary with different lots and temperatures.I have had great success with H-1000.Excellent groups and unbelieveably low SD and ES.
     
  5. Desert Fox

    Desert Fox Well-Known Member

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    My 280 Remington loves both the 140 and 150 grain Nosler BT but hates any Barnes bullet that I'd tried on it. On the otherhand, my Model 70 300 Win mag loves the 180 grain TSX and the Hornady BTSP. With 7-08 velocity, I don't think Barnes bullet is necessary. Why fix the wheel if it ain't broke. The 300 though is another story. As a matter of fact, I'm switching to Barnes 180 grain TSX on my 300 due to better bullet performance overall when compared to my proven Hornady 180 BTSP load. I can reach 3000 fps on a starting load of 74 grains of IMR 7848 with these bullets and the accuracy is outstanding.
     
  6. ackleyfan

    ackleyfan Well-Known Member

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    +1 with Jimmys thread, I had excellent results with H4831SC Win cases fed 210M, 168 TSX in my 300WM .040 off the lands! AF
     
  7. Brush4646

    Brush4646 Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 7mm08's and load for 3 friends with them and the only weight we can get to shoot are 120's. We go from 3 to 4 inch with 140's to 3/4" to 1" with what ever 120 we try.The 3 guns are Rem. model 7's and mine are Win70 and Rem722 with Douglas barrels 1-9 twist.
     
  8. cjp45

    cjp45 Active Member

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    I guess I'll ask here rather than new thread. I'm looking for Barnes reloading data and length from lands for 165grTSX in 308Win and 140grTSX in 270WSM.
     
  9. Chawlston

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    Depends on what the barrel likes. Experiment and see which cartridge length works the best for you. No two reamers are exactly the same.

    James
     
  10. cjp45

    cjp45 Active Member

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    Chawlston,
    I was looking for Barnes recommmendation. I found out that Barnes recommends.050" off lands. I'll work from there. I also found out that TSX bullets can be loaded 1-2 grs more than Barnes X bullet info.
     
  11. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    ArcheryElk,
    I have had fantastic accuracy with the 100gr Barnes TSX in my .25-06 Rem. Sendero. I usually load it with RL22 and seat .010" off the l-a-g. These bullets are as accurate as any (Yes, even Nosler Ballistic Tips) in my rifle.
    The good thing about the Barnes bullet is that you can load light projectiles for a specific caliber. The 120gr may be just the ticket for the 7mm-08. As for powder, I load IMR and Hodgdon 4350 for the 7X57 Mauser, which is the ballistic twin of the 7-08. Hope this helps. JohnnyK.