New Barnes MRX

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by magicofmt, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. magicofmt

    magicofmt Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a great new bullet but sold in 20 packs??? That tungsten must really make it expensive, anyone heard?
     
  2. Festus

    Festus Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, about a buck a pop. Bearable on a hunt but 'spensive at the range. Good bullets are abundant for less $$.
    Festus
     

  3. wapiti13

    wapiti13 Well-Known Member

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    Magicofmt, As you can see from the ads, Federal/ATK has gotten involved in the MRX. I assume that Barnes is actually making the bullet, but advertising has said different?? I think that the bullet is very technical in its building and has added cost. Also, what will the market bear comes into play. The Speer African GrandSlam also has a tungsten base.
     
  4. LWolken

    LWolken Well-Known Member

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    I honestly cannot see these bullets being very accurate. The construction seems very similar as the partition which is known for off axis alignment issues with the rear core. Seems to me Barnes will have the same problems. Anyway they must be really good if they are getting a dollar per bullet. I thought the TSX were expensive. Guess we will have to wait and see. Anyone shot some yet?

    Lance
     
  5. wapiti13

    wapiti13 Well-Known Member

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    All the reviews show them shooting as good as the TSX. Rear base of tungsten is a powdered metal technology, new to bullet making . They say it allows Barnes to control amount, balance, etc. BC is slightly higher than TSX due to the polymer tip. Overall length is the same, shorter heavier bullet with a tip sticking out the front. Bullets should be out this spring. So far, samples have only gone out to the press.