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Barnes Triple-Shock X-Bullets in .22-250

Barnes Triple-Shock X-Bullet in .22-250 53 gr.

Has anyone loaded this bullet in the .22-250? I am going to try working up a load and have been advised by Barnes to use the load information for their X bullet to start, they advise that at this time they do not have TSX specific load data. I plan to start with H380 powder and Federal 210 Match primers. Any advise would be appreciated!!!!

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Barnes Triple-Shock X-Bullets in .22-250

I've mess around with barnes solids in a 223. I don't believe the X bullet would be loaded any different than a different bullet at the same weight.

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Just watch overall length. The barnes bullets tend to be longer than other bullets of the same weight, so you could get a compressed load with them and not the others.

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Barnes Triple-Shock X-Bullets in .22-250

I don't use the Barnes brands. Aren't they made of copper with no alloy.
The alloyed jacketed bullets would be much harder. Therfore, they could be loaded to higher pressures.

What, intended use, does Barnes make a .224 cal Triple X bullet for? If I was to guess. I would say Deer and other medium sized game. Where a 22 centerfire is still legal.

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Barnes Triple-Shock X-Bullets in .22-250

My reason for wanting to load this bullet is to use it on small and medium porkers. The new Triple shock bullet acts alot like the core loc bullet and mushroom rather than explodes on impact, thus giving penetration.

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I can't speak for the 22 cal triple shock but I have used 30 cal triple shock in my 300 RUM and they held together better than the other premium bullets I have used. They can also be loaded hotter because the triple shock has less friction due in part to their three channels. Give them a try. They are hard to find in the stores up here but they would be my bullet of choice if I could get a reliable supplier.

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Barnes Triple-Shock X-Bullets in .22-250

I reloaded the 53 gr. triple shock for my .223 wssm. It seemed the hotter I loaded them the more accurate they were. I shot a small buck with one last year and it dropped him solid at 250 yards. The bullet went through one shoulder bone and the chest and lodged in the far shouler. I recoverd the slug and it weighd 52.5 grains so at a muzzle velocity of 3950 fps it held together very well. His heart and lungs were mush so it did plenty of damage. It is probably one of the best medium size game bullet in .224.
Barnes had problems with the original x-bullet promoting major copper fouling because without a lead interior the bullet wouln't compress in the barrel. The triple shock has the rings to give that pressure somewhere to go, but they say that it takes more powder to get the same pressures as regular bullets of the same weight so you can probably go a little hotter on your loads. Even with the triple shock I experienced a lot of copper fouling so clean your bore more often then you normally would. They should wipe out little porky with the right shot placement from your 22-250.
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