I read that the Barnes LRX is designed to expand at lower velocities than their TSX series. This sounds like it might be good for use in the 7mm-08 in an Encore pistol. Any facts or opinions about how well that would work?
Load data for that bullet seems pretty scarce. Has it shown up in any of the newest manuals? (My newest is Lyman 49th.) Western Powder's website has a lot of data for the TSX but not the LRX. Anyone concerned about using their data for the TSX of the next-heaviest weight? (i.e. 140 gr TSX data with 139 gr LRX and 150 gr TSX data with 145 gr LRX)
I would say to call Barnes and see what they say. I use to email Ty at customer support on a regular basis to ask for the minimum recommended velocity for full expansion and maximum tested velocity on the XXXXXX part number bullet, but they recently started bouncing. Emails to the standard customer service email are unanswered. It's a shame as it was very useful info.
They use to say that you could interchange TTSX and TSX data for the same weight bullets, but better to ask and keep your fingers and eyes. If you find out, please post back here.
BuckRimfire you might want to double check on the part about the LRX opening up at lower velocities than the TSX. Load Data is on their web site and can be retrieved by a smart phone as well. Look at the data it shows the TSX and The TTSX in 140 gr using the same charges for the 139gr LRX
The 140 gr LRX is in a section by itself. Comparing the 24" barrel to what? you didn't say how long your barrel is sometimes you can loose around 50-100 FPS depending upon barrels and twists. Use some ALOX on those Barnes let em dry 24hrs That little bit of lube doesn't hurt.
10 powder choices for each bullet. on Barnes web site.
Somehow I managed to overlook the "load data" link on multiple visits to their website. I thought it was odd that the maker of an unusual bullet would have no load data. I should have figured that out, but I'll say they could make the link a little more prominent.
Comparing the 24" barrel to what? you didn't say how long your barrel is sometimes you can loose around 50-100 FPS depending upon barrels and twists.
I was thinking of the 15" Encore barrel. Those seem to be abundant, at least if you've got $250 or so to spend. Expect around 2400 FPS with the 139 grain?
Use some ALOX on those Barnes let em dry 24hrs That little bit of lube doesn't hurt.