LOADING GUIDELINES

1. What load data do I use for the Tipped TSX and LRX (Long Range X) Bullets?
Answer. We recommend using TSX data from Barnes Reloading Manual Number 4 or the Technical Load Data section of the Barnes Bullets website.

2. How accurate is the TSX?
Answer. In testing we have found the TSX bullet to be very accurate. Handloader Magazine often prints their test results in which Barnes TSX bullets produce accuracy results that are just as good, if not better than match-grade bullets. A number of shooting schools use VOR-TX ammunition loaded with TSX bullets as their ‘go to’ brand to verify accuracy when a student’s rifle and ammunition does not produce acceptable results.

3. Where do I seat the TSX, Tipped TSX and LRX bullets?
Answer. We recommend seating these bullets .050″ off the lands {rifling} of your rifle. This length can be determined by using a “Stoney Point Gauge” or other methods. You do not have to seat the bullet at, or on one of the cannelure rings.

Load Data

Attention: New reloading data must be opened as a PDF document in an up-to-date compatible PDF viewer. If the load charges appear to be blacked out follow these steps:

  • Save the pdf to your computer
  • Open the file with Adobe Reader
  • Go to edit > preferences > categories: page display
  • In the rendering section, change the “Smooth Text” drop-down to “none”
  • Click OK

 

If this does not fix the issue our service techs will be happy to send you a copy of the data. You can contact them at customerservice@barnesbullets.com

The Barnes Ballistics Lab is in the process of shooting data for Barnes Reloading Manual #5. Any cartridges below marked as (NEW!) or (Updated xx/xx/xx) contain updated and/or new data that will be included in #5. A completion date has not been finalized for the manual in its entirety. If you are interested in the most recent data for cartridges and/or bullet weights/styles not listed on this page, you may contact Barnes Consumer Service department to inquire about recommended loads and approximate timing for the data to be made available via email at email@barnesbullets.com or by phone at 800.574.9200.

We recommend using the TSX and MRX™ data when loading Tipped TSX bullets of equal weight.

.204″ Diameter
.348″ Diameter
.366″ Diameter
.410″ Diameter
.411″ Diameter
.423″ Diameter
.429″ Diameter
.474″ Diameter
.505″ Diameter
.577″ Diameter
*Disclaimer: The load data contained on this site is intended for use with Barnes Bullets. Bullets from other manufacturers may not produce equivalent pressure or velocities; therefore, it is not recommended that this data be used with components other than as listed. Data contained herein is intended for use by individuals who are familiar with correct and safe handloading practices and procedures.

Because Barnes Bullets has no control over the individual loading practices and/or components used, no responsibility is implied or expressed by Barnes Bullets, Inc. in the use of this data. The information is to be used at the sole discretion of the user. This data replaces, supercedes and obsoletes any and all data previously published by Barnes Bullets, Inc.