I have a box of Barnes original 250 grain 308 caliber bullets and I'd like to load and shoot a few of these. Anyone ever shot any of these? Any suggestions on finding load data? Might use one on a wild boar this fall.
I've played around a bit with that old bullet in the .30-06. My brother wanted to try the 250 Barnes on black bear from his Browning Auto, so it was a double whammy in developing a load that would shoot well but would also reliably cycle the semi-auto's action.
I settled on 2 loads after working off and on for several weeks:
52/IMR4831 for 2288 fps
54/R-22 for 2294 fps
The first load was the most accurate, so he went with it. Alas, he never found a big blackie to field-test the bullet.