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Barnes 168gn TSX NOT XLC?

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Unread 02-12-2004, 08:22 AM
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Re: Barnes 168gn TSX NOT XLC?

I have been using the xlc 168 x bullet in my m-14 for long range hunting here in texas. 100 yard groups are barely bigger than bullet diameter. I have gotten prairie dogs easily out to 500 and occasionaly out to 7 or 8 hundred. One turkey at 200 and a hog at 700. The turkey and hog never knew what hit them. They are extremely OAL sensitive. Barnes knew what they were talking about in recommending to start .050 off the lands. I ended up.055. anywhere else and groups were terrible. I have been thinging about trying the tripple shocks and am greatly interested in hearing any more success stories or troubles people have been having with them. Are they even different enough to bother with the switch or should I just stick with what works?
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Unread 02-12-2004, 09:13 AM
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Re: Barnes 168gn TSX NOT XLC?

If the xlc is working that well there is no reason to switch. Terminal performance is supposed to be the same as the x (per Barnes).
Theoretically the xlc will give you a little more velocity and more shots between cleaning than the Triple Shocks.
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