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#5054221 - 03/17/11 08:44 PM Barnes Original 250 grain 308
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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. Going to load them in a 30-06


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#5056181 - 03/18/11 11:42 AM Re: Barnes Original 250 grain 308 [Re: Lives2Hunt]
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What.308 caliber cartidge are you wanting to use them in?

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#5056215 - 03/18/11 11:59 AM Re: Barnes Original 250 grain 308 [Re: EZEARL]
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#5056999 - 03/18/11 04:44 PM Re: Barnes Original 250 grain 308 [Re: Motorist]
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One of the last boxes of centerfire ammo I bought before starting reloading was the Barnes 250 gr in 300 Win. This was because I was having factory WW Silvertips fail to penetrate thru our puny Sitka deer at less than 50 yds broadside. Never had a 250 stay inside an animal, but I only bought I box.

My Hodgdon #25 (which I one of the first loading manuals I ever bought) has data for the 250 gr in .308 W, '06, 300 Win, 300 H+H, and 300 Roy. Mostly H4350 and H4831, but some H870. You can usually "eyeball" the IMR powder loadings off these. I can post if you want to know any of this data.

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#5057399 - 03/18/11 07:07 PM Re: Barnes Original 250 grain 308 [Re: Lives2Hunt]
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Originally Posted By: Lives2Hunt
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.
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#5057412 - 03/18/11 07:10 PM Re: Barnes Original 250 grain 308 [Re: dawaba]
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The trajectory of that bullet in a 308 ought to be interesting..

kind of like a mortar round..
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#5057495 - 03/18/11 07:43 PM Re: Barnes Original 250 grain 308 [Re: Lives2Hunt]
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I bought 3 boxes of Barnes factory loads 250 gr RN for my 06 in early 80,s. Shot a raghorn Elk with one. It stepped up just as
I shot and split horn base killed it right there! They shoot right
to 100 yard zero with my 180 gr load 2" high @ 100 in my 760 06.
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#5057507 - 03/18/11 07:46 PM Re: Barnes Original 250 grain 308 [Re: MuskegMan]
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Muskeg Man I'm looking for load data for the 30-06 with H4350 or any other powders. Thanks

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#5057865 - 03/18/11 09:38 PM Re: Barnes Original 250 grain 308 [Re: Lives2Hunt]
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I wish they still made them I wanted to get a couple of boxes. If you want some data, I have the old barnes manual with the loads and can look them up.

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#5057898 - 03/18/11 09:52 PM Re: Barnes Original 250 grain 308 [Re: minnesota10]
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Found some 30-06 data 47 gr of IMR 4831 for 2100 FPS with Barnes 250 bullets.
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