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patocazador

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PostSubject: Shooting the Barnes 250 with sabot   Shooting the Barnes 250 with sabot EmptyOctober 8th 2017, 6:53 pm

I tried the Barnes 250 with EZ sabot in my Savage ML10II and it was accurate at 100 yds. I tried them today in my Sile Hawken Hunter with a 1:28 twist at 100 yds and they didn't hit the 4 ft. x 3 ft. backstop much less the target. I moved the target to 50 yds. and one hit 9 1/2 " left and 5" low.

Shooting the Barnes 250 with sabot Barnes10
You can see the perfect profile of the key-holed bullet.


I moved the target to 25 yards and tried again.
Shooting the Barnes 250 with sabot Barnes11
This time the keyhole was 3 1/2" left and 1" high.


After trying 3 different sabots, my utter disgust with this bullet reached new heights. I figured the scope was off and shooting left so I moved the target back to 100 yds and shot a 260 PT Gold with a crushed rib sabot and the same load of 63 grs. of BH 209 by weight (= 90 grs. by volume).
Shooting the Barnes 250 with sabot Pt_gol10
I don't know if it's the Barnes copper bullet or what but the PT Gold is my go-to bullet for hunting this year as it was last year. The Barnes can be used in The Savage if I ever decide to use it.


Funny thing is the Thor 250 gr. shot pretty good in my Hawken Hunter while it was inaccurate in the Savage ML10II.

Barnes X bullets give crappy accuracy in almost all of my center-fire cartridges too.

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PostSubject: Re: Shooting the Barnes 250 with sabot   Shooting the Barnes 250 with sabot EmptyOctober 8th 2017, 7:19 pm

WOW! Bullets hitting sideways sure isn't stabilizing for damn! Probably just a little to long or needing more powder.
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PostSubject: Re: Shooting the Barnes 250 with sabot   Shooting the Barnes 250 with sabot EmptyOctober 9th 2017, 5:47 am

Good range  Shooter  report pat'. 
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PostSubject: Re: Shooting the Barnes 250 with sabot   Shooting the Barnes 250 with sabot EmptyNovember 8th 2018, 3:40 pm

whats the twist rate in the savage if you don't mind my asking. they shoot great out of my CVA accura MR?
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