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Does anyone have a 160 FTX bullet handy? What is the length of the bullet?
I am trying to decide on a starting load for the monoflex and would like to know if the
new bullet takes up more or less case capacity than the 160 FTX.
I compared it to the 150 Barnes last night and they are very close but the 140 extends just a bit further
into the case with its boattail. Basically, I an trying to rationalize working up to the same load for the 140 as I use on the 150 Barnes.
I would be easier if Hornady would provide data, but you can't have everything.
Hornady does make the claim that their gilding metal is harder and creates less pressure than the pure copper (Barnes) bullets. I'm not sure I understand why harder bullets would create less pressure.

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308MX or 30-30 160gr FTX?

The 308MX 160gr FTX is 1.60" in length maybe a little shorter if you press hard on the Flex Tip.
It is 0.4605" from the base of the bullet to the bottom of the cannelure. I think the cannelure is much higher on the 30-30 bullet.

Hope this helps,
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I don't have mine handy, but I have loaded the 150 barnes, and I would use the same starting load data for the 140 Monoflex ( which I think will be a superior bullet than the Barnes, especially more wind resistant) Good luck.
 

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Three_oh_8MX said:
308MX or 30-30 160gr FTX?

The 308MX 160gr FTX is 1.60" in length maybe a little shorter if you press hard on the Flex Tip.
It is 0.4605" from the base of the bullet to the bottom of the cannelure. I think the cannelure is much higher on the 30-30 bullet.

Hope this helps,
-chris
Thanks Chris, I was looking for the 30-30 bullet

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I get about 1.135 in length for the 30:30 160 FTX.
 
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