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#512542 - 11/29/07 09:13 PM Barnes Bullets in a ML
8 Point

Registered: 09/01/00
Posts: 1035
Loc: Aurora, CO 80012 USA

Greets fm CO
Yeah I know I'm an OF and make decisions based on very past info. But i still can't forget cleaning my .338 barrel after
shooting Barnes X bullets. I very nearly had to make a career out of getting all the copper out. In addition, I had hard extraction and severe primer flattening.
Do today's Barnes ML bullets give this problem? I would think not as the sabot would protect the barrel. I can't use sabots here in CO anyway but I also hunt in W TN, harvested 3 deer in ML season this year.
Thanks Ray
What are your overall experiences using Barnes ML bullets? Thanks Ray

#512552 - 11/29/07 09:34 PM Re: Barnes Bullets in a ML [Re: OldFart]
16 Point

Registered: 02/09/02
Posts: 17786
Loc: Knoxville

Most Accurate ML sabot's I've shot.No worries on the copper fouling.Some have complained about seating down the bore being hard,I haven't had any trouble in that area either btw.Knight went to an easier sabot on there versions this year I haven't used those.
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#512917 - 11/30/07 12:02 PM Re: Barnes Bullets in a ML [Re: Tiny]
8 Point

Registered: 05/31/05
Posts: 2108
Loc: Lebanon, TN

The sabot prevents the copper build up you've experienced in the past with centerfire bullets. I'm shooting the 250 gr. expander this season. Accuracy on the range has been excellent. I've yet to get the opportunity to do a field test on game though. I just haven't been out that much this season. I'll hopefully remedy that in the next couple of weeks.
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#515191 - 12/03/07 06:04 PM Re: Barnes Bullets in a ML [Re: ]
12 Point

Registered: 09/30/05
Posts: 6877
Loc: Knoxville, TN

Best ML bullet made for accuracy and penetration.
Winchester Model 70 Stainless Left Hand .270 Win.
McMillan Edge
Talley Lightweights
Zeiss Victory Varipoint #60 Illuminated

#518447 - 12/06/07 07:49 AM Re: Barnes Bullets in a ML [Re: Model70Man]
War Eagle
4 Point

Registered: 01/04/01
Posts: 274
Loc: Englewood, TN, USA

I agree! I shoot them in a Rem. 700 ML and a Knight American. The 250 gr. is good, but I like the 300 gr. for more emphasis.

#541541 - 12/27/07 12:02 AM Re: Barnes Bullets in a ML [Re: War Eagle]
4 Point

Registered: 12/13/07
Posts: 245
Loc: Sparta,TN

I agree also.
#551448 - 01/06/08 12:09 AM Re: Barnes Bullets in a ML [Re: OldFart]
8 Point

Registered: 09/01/00
Posts: 1035
Loc: Aurora, CO 80012 USA

How hard are these Barnes bullets to load? Is it nearly impossible to load them a second time without cleaning?
Wonder how they would work with some "aftermarket" sabots??
Thanks! Ray

#551510 - 01/06/08 07:32 AM Re: Barnes Bullets in a ML [Re: OldFart]
8 Point

Registered: 08/22/03
Posts: 1264
Loc: Kingston

I use the 300 grain Expander MZ with the thinner MMC sabots. You can get a pack of 50 sabots for around $10 shipped. They come in different diameters to accommodate varying bore sizes. My Encore will cloverleaf at a 100 with the Barnes. Will absolutely flatten a deer. I shot through a doe and through the 3 inch diameter tree behind it. I took a picture of the tree instead of the deer. I've shot deer from 10 to 170 yards with the Barnes and 100 grains of 777 with no failures.
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#556199 - 01/09/08 09:32 AM Re: Barnes Bullets in a ML [Re: jetwrnch]

Registered: 09/20/06
Posts: 34
Loc: madisonville

For me the Barnes is the best all around bullet. I have killed Elk and Deer using 100 - 120 gr T7 and the 250 Gr Barnes TMZ. If you have a TC ML just about everything that shoots good loads hard That's been the case for me anyway. Now in my Knights they laod and shoot great.
#558865 - 01/10/08 09:37 PM Re: Barnes Bullets in a ML [Re: oldwun]
10 Point

Registered: 01/08/08
Posts: 2997
Loc: Memphis, TN

I converted to Barnes 250 with the Knight easy load sabots this season and it was like shooting a different gun for me. I was shooting 245 Powerbelts previously and tightened my 100 yd group over an inch with the Barnes. They go all the way through a deer too.
Missed it by that much....

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