New toys headed my way.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Camshaft, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Camshaft

    Camshaft Well-Known Member

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    So I decided to take my 300wsm deer hunting this year rather than my 300rum, I have been contemplating weather or not to, but today decided to go ahead and do it so i ordered a Sightron 6-24x50 for it, the new model with the 10th mil tactical turrets and mil-dot reticle, Im pretty excited about it. Also a set of TPS medium rings, the gun already has an EGW 20moa rail. Also ordered a lace on blackhawk cheek peice to elevate the comb slightly. I was planning on using 165gr Hornady GMX bullets in this rifle but decided to try the new 175gr Barnes LRX. I have some 200gr LRX bullets sitting here, but i think case protrusion would be an issue as my 300wsm has a very short throat and a very short mag. So i have 100 175gr LRX's on the way also. It's looking like next weekend is gonna be a busy one at the range. I ordered 100 or the LRX's because they are new to the market and i'm not sure if i can trust Barnes .508bc so i will be testing it myself. Also the rifle is a Savage Model 16 300wsm pillar and glass bedded in a Bobby Hart LRT stock, and Duracoated #44 Combat Grey.
     
  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    I have been informed by other member that the LRX is not new but just a renamed TTSX. Dont know if it helps you but some guys said it is closer to the BC of the 210 VLD.

    Jon

    I too have a box but have not had any time to test them.
     

  3. Camshaft

    Camshaft Well-Known Member

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    Yea I'm curious to find out if it really is the ttsx. I was under this impression also. But the more I am researching it, I'm thinking it really is an all new bullet. Plus I can't find a 175ttsx only a 168ttsx. I will know here shortly and let everyone know. If they really do hold true to .508bc they should work quite well.
     
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    lngrnghunter Well-Known Member

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