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#470880 - 10/28/07 09:11 AM 290 gr Barnes TMZ
encore06
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Yesterday I finally got a chance to try the new Barnes TMZ or Knight Ultimate Slam bullet. They're the same. I'm shooting 120 grains of 777 in my T/C Omega. The first 2 shots were about an inch low and to the right. Adjusted the scope, the next shot was dead center. Made another adjustment up and the 4th shot was an inch high straight above the 3rd shot. This was at 50 yards. I dad not get a chance to shoot at a longer distance.

The problem: Hard as heck to load. I was hoping these would be easier than the Hornady's SST, but no such luck. I wonder if a different sabot would make a difference. I don't think I can load the m/z to get a 2nd shot. Any one else having this problem in their Omega?
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#470881 - 10/28/07 09:14 AM Re: 290 gr Barnes TMZ [Re: encore06]
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Barnes bullets are notorious for being hard to load, they are also known for being very accurate. I'm going to try some of the new Knight easy load sabots which have Barnes bullets in them and see how they work.
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#470910 - 10/28/07 09:31 AM Re: 290 gr Barnes TMZ [Re: Big Gun]
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Yes they are hard to load. But the advantages of a barnes m/z bullet far outweigh that problem.
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#470924 - 10/28/07 09:39 AM Re: 290 gr Barnes TMZ [Re: muddyboots]
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My solution to the problem is my second shot is a 245 grain Powerbelt for the second shot if needed. The point of impact is identical to the first shot. The Powerbelts are so easy to load.
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#472524 - 10/29/07 11:25 AM Re: 290 gr Barnes TMZ [Re: encore06]
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Like Model70 I load the 290 Barnes for my first round, then use the 300 gr T/C super glides bonded shock waves for my second shot (easy to get down my tube after fouling), and same ballistics pretty much.
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#472535 - 10/29/07 11:36 AM Re: 290 gr Barnes TMZ [Re: skynimrod]
CHRIS WILSON
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Try a different sabot thickness: mmpsabots.com
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#473152 - 10/29/07 05:31 PM Re: 290 gr Barnes TMZ [Re: CHRIS WILSON]
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Try the Knight easy load sabot with the Barnes 290 gr. bullet. I tried them yesterday and was very pleased.
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#473164 - 10/29/07 05:45 PM Re: 290 gr Barnes TMZ [Re: Big Gun]
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Big Gun, If that's the yellow sabot, that's what I was using. I called MMP this morning on order a package of their HPH series - 3Petal-EZ Sabots. I hope these will seat easier and still give me the accuracy I'm currently getting. Thanks everyone for your assistance. The bullet is the barnes 290 grain tipped MZ.

Edited by Carl (10/29/07 05:46 PM)
Edit Reason: add info
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#473426 - 10/29/07 07:57 PM Re: 290 gr Barnes TMZ [Re: encore06]
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The lighter Barnes bullets have less bearing surface and are a little easier to load, I like the 245gr for my purposes,
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#475591 - 10/31/07 09:40 AM Re: 290 gr Barnes TMZ [Re: Cull Buck Hunter]
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If you will spread a light coating of Bore BUtter on the sabot before loading your quick loader it will load much easier. Put a good coating in your barrel also.

I shot 3 times last year one morning with my Omega and loaded all three just fine.
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