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Old 07-28-2019, 10:10 PM
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I finally had a chance to shoot and test these bullets today in the .264 LBC. After seeing posts on other forums these I knew they expanded well, I was just curious about their durability. This is typical of what I have seen from them.





After finding the load that my rifle likes, I put one into a bucket of desert sand just to see how it would hold up. Well, they performed just as well as they shot, terrific. If they hold up like this in sand I have no doubt a little bone will give them any problem.









I have another box of 50 just waiting to be loaded to the load it liked.

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Old 07-29-2019, 10:41 AM
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Pretty impressive thanks for the pics.
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I use the 200 gr. Lever-REX in my 35 Remington. Great bullets.
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Pretty impressive thanks for the pics.
No problem. I always enjoy hearing about all the different lead free options out there since we were forced into it
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I use the 200 gr. Lever-REX in my 35 Remington. Great bullets.
Glad to hear that, I am thinking about using them in my 30-30's (one lever gun & one bolt gun).
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Old 07-29-2019, 6:31 PM
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Very impressive at 3,000 fps. I'm a big fan of monometal bullets.
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Old 07-29-2019, 7:58 PM
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Very impressive at 3,000 fps. I'm a big fan of monometal bullets.
I just had a conversation yesterday where I had to admit that I have come to realize they do have their place. Not in all situations, but certainly better in some than lead core. I just really resent the fact we were forced into it.
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Old 07-30-2019, 4:50 AM
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For those shooting .264 cal, there is a review of lead free projectiles on the 6.5 Grendel forum:

http://www.65grendel.com/forum/showt...he-6-5-Grendel
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Old 07-30-2019, 8:43 AM
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Site doesn't have load data available . Bosley , are you using XBR on those pills ?
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No need for load data, just use 85gr or 90gr load data. Start low and work up. I prefer to load at Mac COAL and seat 0.020" deeper too.

Oh, and no, my best results came with H335. I have found that if I have a load for a certain weight bullet, even if it is lead core, to start with that powder first. And as has been the usual result, H335 was the best for me with 85ge Sierra HPBT and it was the best for the lead free Maker Bullets too.
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Thanks , don't have h335 on deck , but plenty of xbr .. I'll just use 85gr sierra hp load , but I'll measure the length to compare and work up from there
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