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Posted: 10/29/2009 1:51:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2009 3:16:49 PM EST by Greybeard]
Anyone have the start and max load for the 62 grain triple shock using R15? or AA2520? AR15 20inch barrell, plan to try a deer or hog this year.
Have R15 and AA2520 on hand, no Varget local and want to run a ladder test this weekend.
Link Posted: 10/29/2009 2:52:15 PM EST
barnes data lists tac and varget for 62gr on their site,
Link Posted: 10/30/2009 4:46:05 PM EST
Dont have Varget or Tac on hand ,,,,Ionly have R15 or AA2520.
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 10:40:40 AM EST
Looking around today the best I could find is a load using 25 grain R15 for the Barnes triple X 62 grain.

Any other comments, I am going to try a ladder test to find a load between 23.5 and 25 grain using this combination for my hunting uses, hog and Deer.

Any other experience?
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 12:38:21 PM EST
I use 25gr RL15 for the 62gr TSX. That load is compressed just a bit to get the OAL to mag length. Start where you want, but I would back off anything I find on the net. Good Luck!
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 3:46:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By battlestick:
I use 25gr RL15 for the 62gr TSX. That load is compressed just a bit to get the OAL to mag length. Start where you want, but I would back off anything I find on the net. Good Luck!


Of course to back off the 25 grain load.
Down 10% (2.5), .5 grain step to 25 then a few in .3 grain increment to ladder test for the best repeatable load. Ready for a range day tomorrow.
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 5:58:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 10:36:33 PM EST
Do you guys think I could deer hunt with the .223 70gr TSX? I have 200 of them and a few #'s of Varget (getting some RL15 tomorrow) but havent worked up any loads yet since I wasnt sure and have been testing the 85gr TSX in my 6.8SPC with good results.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 3:02:43 AM EST
Originally Posted By AeroE:
Here's the data from the Barnes manual. I collected this last week when I was contemplating buying a box of 62 and 70 grain TSX bullets.

.223 Rem data for ReLoder 15 gunpowder -

62 grain TSX bullets
Minimum: 23.5 grains for 2876 fps
Maximum: 25.5 gr for 3066 fps

70 grain TSX bullets
Minimum: 22.5 grains for 2706 fps
Maximum: 24.5 gr for 2915 fps

Thank AeroE, this was the information I was looking for.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:16:43 AM EST
Originally Posted By EWP:
Do you guys think I could deer hunt with the .223 70gr TSX?


Yes you can. I won't shoot does over 250yds with my 62gr. Shot placement with anything is key.

Link Posted: 11/2/2009 4:43:50 PM EST
Aeroe, thanks check pm, (sent reply before looking here)

battlestick found the load for the 65 grain, now to get into the woods to find a deer or a hog
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 5:27:43 PM EST
I loaded 25 of the 70gr TSX this evening with H4895(showed most accurate in the Barnes manual). I loaded 5 each 21.5, 22, 22.5, 23, & 23.5 (which is what Barnes shows as max) at ~2.255" COL and am going to the range tomorrow to see which group the best and see if pressure signs will let me go any higher than 23.5gr (if accuracy is up high). I picked up a # of RL15 also in case my rifle doesn't like the H4895, so I may have to work those up as well depending on how the H4895 does tomorrow.

Will report back tomorrow after testing, maybe even some pic's.

EWP
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 9:46:39 AM EST
Originally Posted By EWP:
I loaded 25 of the 70gr TSX this evening with H4895(showed most accurate in the Barnes manual). I loaded 5 each 21.5, 22, 22.5, 23, & 23.5 (which is what Barnes shows as max) at ~2.255" COL and am going to the range tomorrow to see which group the best and see if pressure signs will let me go any higher than 23.5gr (if accuracy is up high). I picked up a # of RL15 also in case my rifle doesn't like the H4895, so I may have to work those up as well depending on how the H4895 does tomorrow.

Will report back tomorrow after testing, maybe even some pic's.

EWP


Any updates?

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