Barnes .338 160 gr. TSX

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Horsky1911, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. Horsky1911

    Horsky1911 New Member

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    Mar 25, 2009
    Claremont, NH
    I am looking to see if there is load data in a manual for .338 Win. Mag. and IMR4350 using this bullet. I can not find my Barnes manual anywhere. Thanks in advance for the help.
     
  2. Horsky1911

    Horsky1911 New Member

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    Mar 25, 2009
    Claremont, NH
    Wow no info yet. I may have to try and find a pound of RL15 then.
     

  3. Bindernut

    Bindernut Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2007
    ND, USA
    I think Barnes is about the only maker with a bullet that light in .338 diameter. BUT...The Hodgdon online data center has a few more powder choices than the Barnes manual does for that bullet.
    No IMR4350, but they do have an H4350 load. This isn't a direct substitute for H4350, but is a very similar burn rate so IMR4350 should be a usable powder if you can find data.
    Maybe they've got another powder listed that you do have in stock.
    http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp
     
  4. Horsky1911

    Horsky1911 New Member

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    Mar 25, 2009
    Claremont, NH
    thanks binder... I was only able to find some 4350 at the gun shop so I bought the last pound and hoped to use it for this gun as I have a sweet load for my 7mm-08 using IMR4064. I will look into it some more thanks for the help.
     
  5. RodneyJ

    RodneyJ New Member

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    Jan 24, 2008
    Houston Texas
    I have barnes manual #4 and they do not have a 160 grain bullet listed in
    .338 win mag you may try barnes web site the have some load data there
     
  6. Bindernut

    Bindernut Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2007
    ND, USA
    This 160gr .338 must be a new addition that was added to the lineup after #4 was printed. It is on the website...but like most of the entries in the Barnes manual they only have two powders listed. That has always irratated me about the Barnes manual...I'd like to see more powder choices in thier manual too.
    Barnes "manual" data for any new product that's not in the latest print edition will be found online...this is the current data and will be added into the next print version.
    http://www.barnesbullets.com/information/load-data/
     
  7. Horsky1911

    Horsky1911 New Member

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    Mar 25, 2009
    Claremont, NH
    Yup... rather agonizing but I will be out looking for some RL 15 this week.
     
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