Where did the Barnes MRX go?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by 82ndreddevil, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. 82ndreddevil

    82ndreddevil Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone tell me why it is so hard to find the Barnes MRX in .308 these days? I remember when it was still easier to find the Federal Premium ammunition loaded with this round at a reasonable cost. Now it seems difficult to just find the bullet for reloading.
     
  2. elktaxi1

    elktaxi1 Well-Known Member

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    the mrx has been replaced with the new lrx bullet seams to work better at long range atleast for me gun)
     

  3. 82ndreddevil

    82ndreddevil Well-Known Member

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    I saw that round online for sale. Midwayusa does not show what the BC is on it. I assume its 507-511?
     
  4. ar15topgun

    ar15topgun Member

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    .308 175gr is .508 and the 200gr is .546 BC
     
  5. lngrnghunter

    lngrnghunter Well-Known Member

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    barnes stopped making them.
     
  6. ar15topgun

    ar15topgun Member

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    Really didn't stop making them just renamed them to LRX.
     
  7. lngrnghunter

    lngrnghunter Well-Known Member

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    some of the TTSX got renamed to LRX the MRX had the tungsten core.
     
  8. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    YEP you are correct
     
  9. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    So the LRX is the same as the TTSX?

    Thanks
    Jeff
     
  10. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    Not all of them, confusing I know. The 6.5 127grn, 7mm 145 & 168grn, 30 cal 175 & 200grn are all LRX there is also a 338 but I don't remember the weight. The LRX offers a different Ogive & boat tail profile than the TTSX.

    Barnes instituted those changes to provide a boost in BC.


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  11. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    the LRX comes in 265 and 280 I believe..
     
  12. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    That was what I was thinking, I just couldn't remember if the 265 was a LRX or TTSX.... thanks Mike.


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  13. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    and the LRX are designed to expand down to 1600 fps, the ttsx 1800 fps.

    Riley
     
  14. lngrnghunter

    lngrnghunter Well-Known Member

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    the only TTSX that got renamed to LRX is 308 cal in 200gr.