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Old June 12, 2000, 02:37 PM   #1
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Has any body used these on elk, grizzley, and African plains game? Have just purchased a new rifle and hopefully my gun will like them, I was inquiring about the 270 grain bullet weight. Also has anyone have experience with Sierra Game Kings for this caliber.
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Old June 12, 2000, 03:28 PM   #2
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My wife uses the 270gr in her Sako .375.
Performance leaves nothing to be desired on African game. Get the coated bullets if you can, the plain X-bullets leave vast amounts of copper in the bore. I have used the Xs in 165gr in .300 Winmag on bear and elk. Performance was spectacular. Rob
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Old June 12, 2000, 05:00 PM   #3
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Mackie. Can't say anything about the X bullets. The 300 gr Sierra bullet is another matter. very accurate in a .375x338 Mag. wildcat and also accurate in a Ruger #1 in .375 H&H. BTW. The wildcat duplicates the H&H in a 30-06 length action, and seems to kick a bit less. it's one of my favorite rifles.
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Old June 12, 2000, 07:44 PM   #4
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i have been loading my .416 with barnes x bullets but first i moly coat the bullets.this reduces the copper fouling greatly and improves the accuarcy.i suggest you do the same with your [email protected]
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Old June 13, 2000, 04:09 PM   #5
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Remember to start your bullets IAW the Barnes Manual - I think it's a tenth off the lands.

My experiance with X bullets leads me to think that your rifle either likes them or hates them. The .338 and up rifles seem to like'em more often than sub-.338 caliber rifles.

I'm going to send this post over to Reloading and see if we can get more answers there..


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