Barnes VOR-TX LR Ammo - Graybeard Outdoors
 
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-18-2020, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Default Barnes VOR-TX LR Ammo

I found a good deal on a case of Barnes Vor-tx Long Range 270 grain Ammo for my Remington 700 in 375 RUM Caliber and was wondering if anybody has any experience with this 375 RUM ammo? How is the accuracy, reliability etc? Thanks for any help.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-02-2020, 05:39 PM
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Have not tried that Barnes factory ammo but always thought your beltless 375 is a superb design yet have only handloaded the 270g X bullets (from Barnes) in my belted H&H's(Rem 1996 Classic & Browning A-bolt stalker.) I think, however, the Jeffries type case is awesome and came close on a custom build more than a few times since 96' when first got a 375.

The Barnes bullets have printed exceptionally well in my guns!! The older X bullets may have been best for anchoring softer elk sized American game perhaps because originally designed for tougher African game? Have heard the modern Barnes bullets are much more flexible in its use?

What I can say for sure from my Rem Classic is that 270g at mid to higher end PUBLISHED loads with IMR4064 often resulted in virtual same hole groups at 100yards ~ from an improvised mechanical rest(that was still safe on a wood stock without warping it). Those 270g Barnes bullets would flat out shoot. A bull elk at 125 yards took one of these straight thru the heart around 1997 while I was climbing around in the Sangre De Cristo mountains. Had a heck of a time getting him out but I was still 30 something

Have put together some things to more efficiently help me try other bullet weights in that rifle. The Boss system on other rifle works fine if gun generally already likes the load, so 300g Swift worked okay in that one plus the 270g Barnes bullets worked about as good as other rifle.
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