I need some BARNS bullet help

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by ICANHITHIMMAN, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    My wife has a single shot 243 her father gave her and I need to load up some rounds for the crop deer shooting in a few months.

    I have a whole bunch of moly 6mm BARNS bullets but I have never shot BARNS bullets before so I need a little advice on seating depth? Do they like to touch or am I better off jumping them in?
     

  2. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    Jump them, I believe Barnes recommends .05 off to start.
     

  3. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Magman
     
  4. Limbic

    Limbic Well-Known Member

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    .03-.07 off the lands in one of the books. .03 does well in mine. Just at the lands was markedly worse.
     
  5. lanman89

    lanman89 Member

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    I shoot Barnes in three rifles. I have NEVER found them to shoot well close. In fact, in the .257 they have gotten better as I get farther off. they shot groups around an inch and a quarter until I hit 0.06 off and they closed up to 6/10" and at .070 went under .5".. I need to load one more set and test from .06-.100 off the lands. So far, farther is better. In my .284 they like about .050 and in my .224 .030 worked. I'm shooting the TTSX. I have not shot the moly coated VLC's