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250gr xtp?

Postby Maverick1 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:49 pm

So I have found some 250 gr xtp's but I cant find any load data...I'm new to reloading so my question is can I just use load data for any 250 gr projectile?
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Re: 250gr xtp?

Postby Hoot » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:24 am

Maverick1 wrote:So I have found some 250 gr xtp's but I cant find any load data...I'm new to reloading so my question is can I just use load data for any 250 gr projectile?


Those are the thin skinned variant, intended for pistol velocities. the 240gr is the thick skinned "Magnum" version which take the 450b velocity fine. They behave like the tipped 250gr FTX and you can use the same recipes, other than a shorter COL since the XTPs don't have the ballistic tip to make them measure longer. Kind of common sense on that part. I was prudent and never loaded the non-Mag 250gr, so I can't speak from experience. For me, I never got the same degree of good groups from the XTP's like I did from the FTX's. Plenty accurate for deer and hogs however.

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Re: 250gr xtp?

Postby Al in Mi » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:06 am

250gr XTP on left, 240gr XTP mag next to it.



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Re: 250gr xtp?

Postby plant_one » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:48 am

from hornady, when a friend who hunts with us asked me the same question

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Re: 250gr xtp?

Postby Maverick1 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:24 pm

Awesome! Thanks for the replies, great info as always.
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