Barnes 280 gr. LRX

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  1. malibual0

    malibual0 Member

    Mar 8, 2009
    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

    Jan 29, 2013
    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.