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Hey yall got a quick question. I loaded one round today of barnes 300g TSX for my 1895GS. I used 46g of IMR 4198. I emailed barnes and they sent me two load data sheets. I used the load for an "original FN" 300g. Will I be fine with this load? I should be good to not worry about over pressure? And does anyone have a starting load data for this?
 

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No one?
 

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Those don't specify if 300g TSX but show the original. I should be good using the load data for the original correct?
 

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Ya I have that and the one from barnes site. I just want to be sure the Load I made for the 300g TSX will work since it was listed for a 300g barnes original
 

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IMHO I would being at the lower end of what they have listed and begin with 40 gr of IMR4198 and work my way up. the load listed for the indicates it is pushing in the area of 1800 fps and that is pretty stout load. IMR 4198 is versatile enough you can load down to trap door loads and possibly lower without any problems, there is comfort in that, rather than going hot the first loadings. I have found with the 250 gr xfn I am using 50 gr of 4198 with no pressure problems. I did not start there, I worked from 40 gr to this load. Speed is not the only measure of success the accuracy of the load is most important.
 

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Ok well that's good to hear. I loaded only one round just to see what the recoil will be like. I have loaded trap door loads with 4198 and it is my favorite practice round. I'm loading these for deer hunting thiugh
 

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Hey yall got a quick question. I loaded one round today of barnes 300g TSX for my 1895GS. I used 46g of IMR 4198. I emailed barnes and they sent me two load data sheets. I used the load for an "original FN" 300g. Will I be fine with this load? I should be good to not worry about over pressure? And does anyone have a starting load data for this?
Do not use data for the "original fn" with copper bullets. The copper bullets are very different from the lead bullets which is why they have two different types of load data.
 

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Ok. Well I can not find load data for the copper with IMR 4198 that's why I asked if anyone had any for that particular powder and the TSX
 

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Ok. Well I can not find load data for the copper with IMR 4198 that's why I asked if anyone had any for that particular powder and the TSX
Looking at the#4 Barnes reloading book right now and the powders they recommend are sr4759, vit n120, imr 4227, xmp 5744, h 4227, and aa 1680. I use the vit n 120 right now but I'm down to my last couple of bottles of power. I haven't been able to find n 120 for years now and have given up. Bought some aa 1680 today and I am going to give that a spin and see how it does. I recommend using current data from the Barnes website or # 4 reloading book. Do you have any imr 4227?
 

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Nope all the powder I have is what I have been able to get my hands on. I have imr4198, imr3031, and BL-C2 and the rest is pistol powder
 

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I recommend that you find one of the powders that Barnes lists either on the web site or from the current reloading book #4. You could call them to see if they have any "new" data that mite have some other different types of powder. The copper load data is kind of limited.
 

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Ya they told me their X bullet is 40 start to 44 max of IMR 4198. But their Original FN starts at 46g
 

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It was from their #3 manual. The link above. Helps some but considering the projectiles are completely different in design now wouldn't that mean there would be a change in load data?
 

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I am. Do you think I'm safe shooting the 46g or should I just pull the bullet and reload it? I have to buy that collet which I think is #13 for the hornady cam lock.
 

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Don't shoot it. Pull it and drop it to 40 grains. That data is the "old" data. Its a little slow compared to the new data but it will get you going.
 

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Roger that. I just don't the only love of my life blowing up haha
 
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