Barnes 280 gr. LRX

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by malibual0, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. malibual0

    malibual0 Member

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    Hey everyone,
    Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with the Barnes 280 gr. LRX on game and how is the accuracy, velocity, load data ? I will be using them in a 338 Lapua.
    Thanks Al.
     
  2. Engineering101

    Engineering101 Well-Known Member

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    I have some 280 LRXs for my 338 RUM. However, somewhere along the line I figured out that with Barnes bullets you want high velocity (above 3,000 fps) to provide a big hydrostatic shock. So... I started using the 210 TTSX instead of the 280 LRX. Those 210's work great running about 3,200 fps. So far they have accounted for a nice 6X6 bull elk at 358 yards and a small whitetail doe at about 220 yards. No meat damage and neither animal when over 20 yards.