I'm about to start reloading some 130 grain Barnes TSX for my 308. I curently use CFE223 to good effect with 150 grain SSTs and 168 grain match kings so had a friend run the Barnes through quick load with the CFE223 to see what it was likely to come out at.
Quickload suggested a max load of 50.3grains giving 2882fps from a 19" barrel.
Does this seem fast enough to get the bullets to expand sufficiently? From looking at the Barnes data this seems in their range (considering they use a 24" barrel) but the most accurate load may be quite a bit below max so reducing the fps even more. Due to where I shoot I doubt shots would be over 150m.
Should I stick with the CFE223 or look for a "faster" powder?