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    Barnes TSX in a 6.5x47

    Now that I have sorted the 100 gr Noslers in my 6.5x47, looking to get a larger bullet, having had a look around I like the sound of the Barnes TSX in 130gr. There is load date on the Lapua site to get me started. Anyone tried them in this cal?
    Last edited by Mutley; 29-06-2013 at 16:14.

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    work superb in my .270 with 55 grains of H 4350, half inch group on the range and great knock down power on big reds

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    Hi Mutley what load did you get the best results with the 100g noslers as I have some to load was wondering about vv550 as I have plenty!

    ​rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuck View Post
    Hi Mutley what load did you get the best results with the 100g noslers as I have some to load was wondering about vv550 as I have plenty!

    ​rob
    I went straight in with 39 varget, first 3 shots touching at 100m, same poi as my 120 pro hunters, haven't chronyd yet. No ballistic benefit on long range stuff

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    Hi Rob, I used 32.5 gr of N135 in mine, gives me a ragged hole at 100yrds, kicking them out at 2845fps or 1791 ft/lb more than adequate. Very good calibre indeed and super accurate when you find your recipe.
    Looks like the 550 is for heavier bullets, have a look here on the Lapua data for the 6.5 http://www.lapua.com/en/products/rel.../relodata/5/54

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    Use the 120 grain, excellent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad Gary View Post
    I went straight in with 39 varget, first 3 shots touching at 100m, same poi as my 120 pro hunters, haven't chronyd yet. No ballistic benefit on long range stuff
    Just chronyd it in the garden, 3044 fps from a 20" clean barrell, that's like a short action 25-06!

    mutley, I'd say you've got room for a bit more if you want it, depending on what your rifle is telling you.

    Mine are doing this according to bulletflight

    drop at 300m is 37.7cm, 5mph wind is 6.1 cm for the 100gn nosler @ 3044
    drop at 300m is 41.9cm, 5mph wind is 4.8cm for the 120gn fbsp prohunter @ 2812

    Your 100's will be dropping quicker and drifting more..

    ​i'll use a few on deer when I get through the pro hunters and give a report on performance..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad Gary View Post
    Just chronyd it in the garden, 3044 fps from a 20" clean barrell, that's like a short action 25-06!

    mutley, I'd say you've got room for a bit more if you want it, depending on what your rifle is telling you.

    Mine are doing this according to bulletflight

    drop at 300m is 37.7cm, 5mph wind is 6.1 cm for the 100gn nosler @ 3044
    drop at 300m is 41.9cm, 5mph wind is 4.8cm for the 120gn fbsp prohunter @ 2812

    Your 100's will be dropping quicker and drifting more..

    ​i'll use a few on deer when I get through the pro hunters and give a report on performance..
    If I was shooting 300 yards I would think about bit, but as I am not going to be shooting deer much over 100yrds I need not worry about drop and drift.
    I will give the Barnes 120/130 a go with some N140 and have a play at pushing them a bit harder. I will also play with some Scenars for longer range stuff at Bisley.

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