Barnes LRX in 264 win mag
hadjii Member Posts: 971 ✭✭
edited October 2016 in Perry Shooter Competition Shooting and Reloading Forum
Wondering if anybody has any experience with this combination? I'm trying to find an acceptable load with this bullet in my Ruger 77 Hawkeye. Ive worked with IMR 4831 all morning. At 54.0 grains, I'm getting a 3/4 inch group, but according to the lyman 50th manual, that's below starting load, the nosler lists it at the low end or below. The barnes manual I have doesn't list the LRX bullet. As soon as I load 55 grains and up to 58 grains, the grouping really opens up. I haven't chronographed the 54.0 grain load, but my concern is that I'm not getting the velocity I want or should get a with the 264. I've tried the start load of 58.0 grains of 7828SSC, and it was at 2 inches or better grouping, which to me isn't worth a hoot. OAL length I have been loading at is 3.300. I'm wondering if a 1-9 twist is too slow. Any thoughts would be appreciated.