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Old 12-31-2012, 08:57 AM
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Re: 180 barnes tsx// New guy

I'm with the others that shoot what's more accurate, but I do think that 165's tend to do a bit beter in the '06 on moving game as the time of flight is usually a bit lower. It's been years since I fielded an '06 but a 165 grain handload was always the chambered round.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:08 PM
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Re: 180 barnes tsx// New guy

Yes, I too believe that I should shoot what`s more accurate. I take it very serious when I plan on shooting anything alive and want to make a clean kill. I cannot see me shooting animals past 400 but always like to have the ability .
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:14 PM
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Re: 180 barnes tsx// New guy

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I would use whichever gives better accuracy. Thats how close it is. Either one will kill at 500 so its a tossup to the most accurate winning and in a tie go to the 180 IMHO. Dont sweat that being a 500 yard combo. 500 SEEMS like a long ways to you right now but if your gun will shoot at 1" @ 100 then it will shoot a "ballpark" of 5" at 500. Maybe even better in some cases. Yes wind will hurt you but figure this... a decent trigger guy could shoot a sub 10" group at 1k with a VLD of some kind which is exponentially harder than 5"@500 with your combo. This should be very easy to accomplish for you...like 1 trip to the range ez.

Agree on the accuracy issue, and like you say, it's very close between the 2. He did say he has limited time and money so working up 1 load would be cheaper and quicker, mostly cheaper. For his type of 500 yd shooting, I think I would give preference to the flatter shooting load, but either way not a big deal.
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:01 AM
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Re: 180 barnes tsx// New guy

I too have an old Ruger M77 (tang safety)-it's a 300 WM though.

I have been working with the 180 TSX and now the 150 TSX over H4831. Can't get much better than an inch with either one (pillars,bedded, and a Basix sear).

Shoot them both and see which your gun likes, get CONFIDENT in your abilities to put it in the boiler room and the animal won't know whether it's a 168 or a 180.

Shane
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:18 AM
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I too have an old Ruger M77 (tang safety)-it's a 300 WM though.

I have been working with the 180 TSX and now the 150 TSX over H4831. Can't get much better than an inch with either one (pillars,bedded, and a Basix sear).

Shoot them both and see which your gun likes, get CONFIDENT in your abilities to put it in the boiler room and the animal won't know whether it's a 168 or a 180.

Shane

the pillars and bedding I need to find out more about as it seems to be said by many
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:32 AM
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Re: 180 barnes tsx// New guy

They are a challenge on Rugers,but they can be done. You create a more consistent platform for the receiver and bottom metal to mount on. Metal on metal intead of metal to wood. After doing it, I got about 1 inch groups at 100 yds. If you are getting that with your gun now, I don't know if I would bother. Unless you plan to hunt Alaska with the nasty weather.


Google it, there are quite a few youtube videos out there, I watched them for hours before doing anything on mine.

Here is one from Midway. It takes longer than he shows,but givess you the idea.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5HFz1Qe20w
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:39 PM
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Re: 180 barnes tsx// New guy

So should I pillar bed or bed the lug as it has the front screw on an angle and some say that makes Pillar difficult to do. I see midway has pillar beds for my gun. By the way my stock is the synthetic stock (not paddle). For the lug should I do it this way as per video

As far as floating. my barrel contacts at the front. I have read that with synthetic you leave it alone.
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