Barnes 175 gr LRX in 30-06 Loads?

Shane Lindsey

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Anyone loaded any of these in a 30-06? Have loads for the 300 WM but not this. Barnes has ben closed for the week and can't get ahold of anyone to get load data.
Any help would be appreciated.
Shane
 
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mountainman56

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Re: Barnes 175 gr LRX in 30-06

Seems I have used the LRX in nearly everything but the 30-06. I'd bet though, that a stiff load of RL-22 and about .060 jump will be a good place to start.
 

Shane Lindsey

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From Barnes if anyone is interested.

Bullet Weight: 175 gr Bullet Style: LRX
COAL: 3.300 " Case: Remington
Case Trim Length: 2.484 " SD: 0.264 Primer: Remington 9 1/2 B.C. 0.508
Barrel Length: 24 " Twist Rate: 1:10 "
Powder
Starting Load
Maximum Load
Charge (grains)
Velocity (ft/s)
Charge (grains)
Velocity (ft/s)
Load Density(%)
IMR 4064 (IMR)
44.0
2462
48.9
2717
95
Big Game (Ramshot)
50.1
2561
55.7
2798
102
A-2700 (Accurate)
48.0
2520
53.4
2754
100
Win 760 (Winchester)
47.2
2421
52.5
2729
98
RL 17 (Alliant)
49.9
2551
55.4
2825
104
H4350 (Hodgdon)
50.6
2483
56.2
2768
106
Hybrid 100V (Hodgdon)
50.9
2560
56.5
2823
111
RL 19 (Alliant)
54.5
2568
60.5
2853
117
Superformance (Hodgdon)
53.7
2645
59.7
2891
108
PowerPro 4000MR (Alliant)
54.0
2579
60.0
2818
113
 

stoti

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I really appreciate the information!
I use my 30-06 extensively and just completed a new left handed 30-06 that I plan on using even more, even for long range hunting on Elk and Deer size game. The 30-06 is definitely underrated in todays high tech world where everybody seems to be leaning towards the 6.5x284., 6.5 SAUM, 28 Nosler, so on and so on. Anyway, I'm looking for a load to use with these Barnes LRX bullets and I'd really like to see velocities in the 2950-3000fps (or more) range without excessive pressure. Anybody have any loads that go a little faster without excessive pressure? I'd actually like to have a couple of hot loads for the Hornady 178gr. ELD-X and the Berger 168gr. VLD Hunter too. I understand ballistics and I'm sure that someone is going to want to school me on ballistics and tell me I don't need to have a round pushing 3000fps. I understand, but that is what I'm looking for to shoot out of this particular gun. I did load testing and the Berger Hunting VLD shoots far better than any of the other rounds I tested while the gun absolutely hated all of the Nosler bullets I shot. The Hornady SST+ and GMX bullets shot well but I didn't have any of the ELD-X bullets to try out yet. I also didn't have any of the Barnes LRX bullets either. The Federal, Winchester and other bullets I tried all shot okay, nothing spectacular though.
Any information on hot loads would definitely be appreciated but please don't give me a lecture on ballistics and tell me why I don't need 3000fps velocities. To me it's simple, I want to load and try some ammunition that push the LRX, ELD-X and Hunting VLD 3000fps and see how they work out in this particular gun. Thanks everyone for any information!
When I just read this post, I saw that it comes across as a little curt or even rude. I didn't mean it to be that way at all. I just wanted to be clear that I understand ballistics and the pros and cons of different velocities. With that being said, I want to test a few rounds that push these bullets in the neighborhood of 3000fps., with the exception of the ELD-X of course, it is a substantially heavier bullet. If someone has a 3000fps load for the ELD-X, I guess I'd really love to see that too. It might be my new elk killer! Thanks, Stoti


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Shane Lindsey

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I got 2775 with h4350 at about 56.5 gr. A little over Barnes list but it was accurate.

I doubt you can get to that vel with a 175 gr bullet and be safe.

I am getting 2930 with a 150 gr CEB MTH in my 30-06.

I am only getting 2907 in my 300 WM with the LRX. Not super hot but definitely a full case. I am using H1000. Think I may give H4831 a go as I think I can get more vel out of it.
 
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