Barnes 208 gr LRX

Alan Griffith

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Local built 300 WM using a 24", 8 twist, Bartlein (local also carbon wrapped it for me). Rem 700 SS action. 8.5 lbs all up.
TBAC Ultra 9"
NF 2.5-10x42; Velocity 600 reticle
Peterson "long" brass; 1x fired.
Type S .333" bushing followed by .306" 21st Century expander mandrel.
Barnes 208 gr LRX (1.838" long, G1=.633, G7 = .312) Suggested minimum impact = 1700 fps. Nosler 180 AB in the middle.
74.9 gr H1000
F215
.075 off the lands (Tested every .025" between .025" and .150"). 3.684" COAL
2907 @ 66 deg F, 9 ES, 4.5 SD
.55" @ 200 (.275 moa)
 

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Alan Griffith

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Wish I had the pics but the 208 gr LRX was shot in ballistic gel yesterday at 700 yds 5700' elev in about 35-40 F deg temps from a 300 Norma Mag. Expansion was phenomenal.....gel was a 24" long block and it went through it and into a 2nd block. Temp cavity was about 8"+. Hopefully, i'll get a chance this Fall to use it on a big bull. 1000+ yds won't be an issue.
 

Nomosendero

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That kind of Expansion with penetration and with that BC, very impressive. That could be a do-it-all 300 mag bullet if your rifle likes it.
Do you think it will stabilize in a 1-10 ?
 

richhymas

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Looking for updates on this thread. Have you shot groups until paper at distance? Did you kill an elk with it? What MV are you getting? I want to shoot this bullet out of my 300 PRC. Also interested in your stock.
 

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