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25 - 06 Recipe needed

Does anyone have a recipe for 120 gr. Barnes TSX using RL-19? Thanks in advance!

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25 - 06 Recipe needed

Are you sure that you are going to use 120 gr bullets? Barnes catalog only goes up to 115 grs in the TSX. But what ever one that you choose you need to pick up a reloading manual to get the load data and work up a load that is safe in your rifle. What is safe in my rifle may blow yours in two. Or at least freeze the bolt in the action.

http://www.barnesbullets.com/products/rifle/tsx-bullet/

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25 - 06 Recipe needed

Yup, my bad, I'm using 115 TSX's. Thanks Critter. I do have a reloading manual for RL - 19, but it doesn't give data for TSX's specificly. Just curious if anyone had a good load already.

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The Barnes Reloading Manual # 3 lists 48 grains of RL 19 as the starting load with a velocity of 2791 fps and a maximum of 52 grains with a velocity of 3024 fps and this is with their 115 grain XFB bullet. I would start with a load of 50 grains with 3 rounds then 3 rounds of 51, 51.5 and three rounds at 52 grains. Watch for any signs of excessive pressure. Mainly the bolt being hard to lift to eject the spent case. Also check the case head for any brass flowing into the bolt face. This is a fairy fast way of getting the load that you want to shoot and you can do it with one trip to the range. With three rounds each you can check for excessive pressure and accuracy together.

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Thanks Critter!

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