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Old 04-10-2012, 07:02 PM
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TTSX at Long Range?

How does it compare to the Accubond at extended ranges. Thinking of trying the 120 or 150 grain in a 7 STW for elk. Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:19 PM
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Re: TTSX at Long Range?

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How does it compare to the Accubond at extended ranges. Thinking of trying the 120 or 150 grain in a 7 STW for elk. Thanks in advance.
I would think they would do pretty well. If going for elk, I would choose the 150 grain.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:33 PM
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Re: TTSX at Long Range?

Barnes told me they would expand down to 1800 fps. the 145 grain LRX expands down to 1600 fps and has a higher b.c than the 150 grain ttsx. Barnes is has a 168 grain lrx and it as a b.c of .550 but it requires a 1in 9 twist
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:27 PM
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Re: TTSX at Long Range?

although i didn't test them a lot, i found the ttsx to be as accurate as anything else in my gun. only thing i shot with them was a turkey at about 850. wasn't much of a challendge for a 225 gr 338!
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Re: TTSX at Long Range?

Before I say anything about Barnes bullets, let me say that no animal that I have ever shot with them has gone more than 30 yards before expiring. BUT, every animal that I have shot with them, the bullet was pencil hole in and penny sized exit hole. I personally would like a larger exit hole. I shot an oryx with the 140 gr ttsx out of a 7 RUM. It ran 30 yards and fell over dead but the bullet had very little expansion even at 338 yds. I have shot numerous mule deer with the 100 gr tsx out of a 25-06 as far out as 400 yds. Every deer was DRT but again..very little expansion.

With that little of expansion, shot placement is super critical. Am I saying that they are bad bullets? No..most definitely a well made and accurate bullet but just letting you know that they don't expand much at all.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:08 PM
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Re: TTSX at Long Range?

I agree with Korhi. I am not an expert, but my experience with the TTSX bullets is that they are very accurate and easy to reload. They are not picky like the bergers can be. I have never had game go very far either but they tend to pass through a little too easy. They do not deposit their energy in the animal as well as other bullets so shot placement is critical. I shot a yote out at about 300 yard with the 150 gr. with my 7 mag. They pelt was not destroyed at all. I tanned the pelt because it was in great shape. I was very surprised.
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Re: TTSX at Long Range?

Butt remember it is not energy that kills it is hydrolic shock and the flat front nose of the barnes creates massive hydrolic shocl
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