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    Good info, Elkoholic.

    You are right about the waste of powder vs. time sorry about the misquote.

    Those are great rumored numbers on the 200 LRX. If they are even close to .6, I am on board! I love those Barnes.

    I have had great results with the Bergers on game, without penetration problems (only 30 cal., can't vouch for the others). I killed my biggest bull with 200 Accubonds, and like those, too.

    I always appreciate your input, and I am sure Bigshot does too.

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    Sorry, I forgot about where I got my numbers. I load for two different 300 RUM Senderos (26" barrels). Mine I run the 185 Berger VLD Hunting at a chronographed 3204 FPS average. My partner's I run the 200 Accubond at 2985 FPS average through the same Chrony. These loads in these guns have excellent, consistent accuracy. Both use RL 25. I did get some "WOW" muzzle velocities (near that 3100 w/ 200 accubond) in both rifles out of Retumbo, but could not get the accuracy either of us wanted.
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    I ordered some 200 grain Barnes LRX today (also back ordered the 7mm 168 grain). I will keep the EF updated on load development.

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    Thanks for the info guys, got a questions for elkoholic307;
    Whats your recipe for the 200 grain Barnes LRX.....Im very interested in trying it. I loaded the 180 grain Barnes TTSX, Fed215 GM primers, 100 grains of Retumbo and a OAL of 3.680 (Magazine length). The average 3-shot group at 100 yards was approx. .900 inches. I made some more of the same loads, but just seated the bullets deeper. I'll be shooting them this weekend. From my experience, seems like the Barnes bullets prefer to jump into the rifle lands. With this load the bullets are traveling a little over 3400 fps. A barrel burner for sure.
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    My advice with the 200 LRX and Retumbo is to start at 87 and work up. You may find max to be in the 91-92 range.
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    My son shoots a .300 RUM and uses Reloader 25, 200gr bullet (can't remember the brand) with great results. Seems to me the load is about 90 grs. Shoots about as good as my .300 Wby, but uses more powder to do it!
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    Thanks for the info Elkoholic.

    Hey Colorado Cowboy, does your 300 Weatherby push a 200 grainer at 3100-3200 fps as well, just wondering. My buddy hunts with a 300 Weatherby Vangaurd, and he wants me to start reloading for him as well. He said the factory ammo is very expensive (approx. $80.00 for a box of 20). If you reload, can u PM me some of your proven loads or put them on here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
    Thanks for the info Elkoholic.

    Hey Colorado Cowboy, does your 300 Weatherby push a 200 grainer at 3100-3200 fps as well, just wondering. My buddy hunts with a 300 Weatherby Vangaurd, and he wants me to start reloading for him as well. He said the factory ammo is very expensive (approx. $80.00 for a box of 20). If you reload, can u PM me some of your proven loads or put them on here...
    I don't load the 200 grainer, as the 180 Nosler Partition I use is just fine elk and my rifle likes it. I'll pm you what I use.
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