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    I am looking for 250gr Barnes Original for .30 cal to load in my .300WBY Mag. I have only four of these bullets left. Barnes does not make the .30 cal originals anymore but maybe some of you reloaders might have some left. I am able with IMR4831 and IMR7828 to drive this bullet at 2630fps out of a Mk V. 26" barrel. thanks
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    BT,

    Barnes Originals are defunct. Hawk Bullets are better than the original Barnes and can be had in a .308, 250 grain, .035 soft copper jacket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy View Post
    BT,

    Barnes Originals are defunct. Hawk Bullets are better than the original Barnes and can be had in a .308, 250 grain, .035 soft copper jacket.

    http://www.hawkbullets.com/maintest.htm
    Thank you murphy, I have a MK V on the way, going to work up load for 200gr 220, 240, and 250. Can't wait, hope my shoulder is up to it.
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    I have only a few of the originals. They are kinda hard.
    I always wondered about the Hawk bullets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Float Pilot View Post
    I have only a few of the originals. They are kinda hard.
    I always wondered about the Hawk bullets.
    I have wondered also, because I tried them two years ago in my 30-06 (165gr) and could not get them to shoot worth a darn, not accurate. I did not know that they made a 250gr til Murphy put me on to them. I will try them and see.
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    Alaska bullet works makes a 30 caliber 220 grain bonded.
    ie Kodiak Bullets
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    Quote Originally Posted by Float Pilot View Post
    Alaska bullet works makes a 30 caliber 220 grain bonded.
    ie Kodiak Bullets
    Have you used any?
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    Only their 225 grain .358 caliber bullets in the 350 rem mag.
    I have yet to recover one from my homemade test medium.
    I need to add a couple more feet.

    I have used the old Hornady 220 grain slugs and they work fine.

    I also have some old 275 grain Barnes originals that I want to try in my 350 rem mag. They did not shoot worth a darn in my old 358 norma mag, so i am not expecting much.

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