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Anyone here w/exerience loading these new bullets from Barnes? They've got grooves in them to reduce pressure and fouling.

Just picked up a box of 50 to try for my .25-06... Looking to push the little 100 grainers up to 3200+ fps. These things are spendy, $28/50 bullets! :shock: Not my plinking, target-practice load, but I'd like to try them for hunting.

A buddy just showed me the groups he's getting with his .270 WSM and 130 grain TSX bullets @ 3400 fps... He's shooting right at 1/2" for three-shots center-to-center at 100 yards with his loads... Pretty serious load development I'd say...

Thanks, Guy
 

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Just got in from testing a new load with my 25-06 Encore. I used 50gr of H4350 with Fed. primers. I got great groups at 100 yards. They were shooting around 3058 on an average.( 20 shots ) I got my data out of the Barns book under the X-Bullet. This is 1 grain under their max for the X-Bullet. 28.00 for 50 that is high. I think I pay like 22.00 for 50 at our Gander Mountain.
 
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I've loaded them in the 243, 260 and 270 WSM. Got my dad a Ruger #1 in 243 for Christmas and I'm pretty sure we'll be shooting TSX in it :!: My old stainless Model 7 shoots everything fairly well and it seems to like both weight of TSX for 6.5's . Got myself one of the new Winchester 1885's in 270WSM and the 130 grain TSX will be the bullet of choice :D
 

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M700-Take a look at the Vit n560 100 gr. loads. I think they are getting 3200fps well below maximum. This is from memory and my brain is as old as I am :lol: At one time I was considering using this powder for my brother in law's loads. Life is good, BestLever
 

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Range testing with the TSX's went well. I now have the .25-06 loaded with:

100 grain Barnes TSX bullets
Winchester cases (flash hole de-burred, trimmed to length)
Federal 210 match primers
53 grains of H4350

**Note, I worked up to and beyond this load. It was safe in my rifle, but may create problems for others. Work up your own loads carefully.**

The load is very accurate. The Rem 700 is sighted-in at 300 yards, only a few inches high at 100 & 200 yards. I have not run the load across a chrony, but estimate it's somewhere around 3200 - 3300 fps. Fast enough. Last few groups I shot w/it at 300 yards measured right about 2.5" for three shots. I'm satisfied with that!

Hopefully I'll have a report on how well the little Barnes TSX's work on mulies next month!

Regards, Guy
 
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