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Barnes TSX's in the Krieghoff Classic Double

This is a discussion on Barnes TSX's in the Krieghoff Classic Double within the Double Rifles forums, part of the HUNTING EQUIPMENT, FIREARMS & AMMUNITION category; I've read cautionary tales about using anything other than conventional lead core bullets in doubles, I presume due to the ...

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    I've read cautionary tales about using anything other than conventional lead core bullets in doubles, I presume due to the stress a solid copper bullet, or even a Partition, can cause to the soldering.

    Is the Krieghoff Classic capable of safely and routinely shooting Barnes TSX's? I took my Cape Buffalo bull in April with a TSX from my .375, really like the TSX's, and I'm interested in little else bullet wise. I imagine, at least I hope, double technology and/or build strength has improved to the point the Krieghoffs can shoot any modern bullet.

    I'm interested (one day far in the future when my wife allows I should add) in either a 9.3x74R Krieghoff Classic, or a .375 Flanged, if caliber makes a difference.

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    Ardent,

    I cannot answer your question, but would suggest that you contact Barnes directly. I've sent them technical questions about reloading TSX's and got responses to my emails in 1-2 days.

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    Hi Ardent
    I am shooting a Krieghoff 470 and was told by the builder of my rifle only to use Barnes original's but i am using woodleighs 500 gr's for many years now with very good results. The barnes bullets does perform very well in my 375.
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    Good info, appreciate it, I think I'll take the question straight to Krieghoff and see what they say.

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    Krieghoff got back to me, might be of interest to some so here it is. Looks good to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Krieghoff
    Dear Sir;

    Thank you for your inquiry. Generally speaking, yes, you can use solid copper bullets in our Classic Double Rifle. However, it is a hunting gun and not a match rifle and a large number of solid bullets shot through the gun will wear it quicker. We recommend using the soft bullets for target practice and the solid only for hunting.

    I hope this helpful!

    Thank you!

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